"Abraham and Isaac," 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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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:33-46 Commentary
by Sharon H. Ringe
When people in authority challenged Jesus, he often responded to their challenges with a parable.
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Isaiah 5:1-7 Commentary
by Mark S. Gignilliat
The song of the vineyard is a ditty turned tragic.
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Commentary
by Amy Erickson
This week's lectionary text is a bit daunting. The Ten Commandments!
Psalm 80:7-15 Commentary
by Henry Langknecht
This portion of Psalm 80 responds to the first lesson from Isaiah 5 by employing the same metaphor of God's people as a ruined, forsaken vine and vineyard.
Philippians 3:4b-14 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
Crossing the Threshold
In an intense little book called Beginning to Pray, Metropolitan Anthony Bloom tells about a time during the Nazi occupation of Paris when he very nearly was caught by the Gestapo: ...
Crazy Love (a.k.a. Preaching Matthew Against Matthew)
by David Lose
October 02, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
I hate to say it, but I kind of think Matthew's a punk.
Yeah, I know, you're not supposed to say stuff like that. But I can't help it. Just read today's ...
Brainwave 196: Lectionary Texts for Oct. 2, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 16: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:7-15 (14, 15), Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-4