"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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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:46-52 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
Bartimaeus is the paragon of faith in Mark's Gospel, which makes it more than mildly ironic that some churches will skip his story to read something else for Reformation Day.
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Jeremiah 31:7-9 Commentary
by Brent A. Strawn
This lection is quite short, a snippet from within a larger literary context.
Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
In some ways I kind of hate the ending of Job, at least the very, very end.
Psalm 126 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
The psalm selected for the Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost, for those traditions and congregations that do not observe Reformation Sunday, is Psalm 126.
Hebrews 7:23-28 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
How can this text from Hebrews, an obscure writing in thought and language, compete with the gospel for this Sunday on Jesus' healing of blind Bartimaeus, the one who follows Jesus "on the way" of the cross ...
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Brainwave 082: Lectionary Texts for 25 October 2009
October 25, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 25 October 2009.