"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:24-35 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
Preachers may need to remind their congregations about last week's text and the feeding of the multitude because in today's text, John begins to unpack the meaning of that earlier event.
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Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Commentary
by Elna K. Solvang
Give us this day our daily bread...and meat.
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Commentary
by Ted A. Smith
On one level it is obvious: this is a story about David's sin. God knows it.
Psalm 78:23-29 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 78's superscription reads, "A Maskil of Asaph."
Ephesians 4:1-16 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
This passage forms the hinge between the theological statement of Ephesians 1-3 and the exhortatory material that follows (4:17-6:20).
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Brainwave 069: Lectionary Texts for 02 August 2009
August 02, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 02 August 2009.