"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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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:23-32 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Voltaire quipped that we ought to judge a person by his questions rather than his answers.
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Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Commentary
by Margaret Odell
"The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge."
Exodus 17:1-7 Commentary
by Amy Erickson
In this week's text, we continue journeying with the Israelites in Exodus' narrative of the wilderness trek.
Psalm 25:1-9 Commentary
by Henry Langknecht
The first lesson makes it clear that God will neither require children to pay for the sins of their parents nor allow them to rest satisfied in their parents' goodness; rather, God will judge each person ...
Philippians 2:1-13 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
God with Us
It would be difficult to find a more influential passage in all of Scripture than today's epistle reading from Philippians.
Heaven Can't Wait
by David Lose
September 25, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Hell is all the rage these days. In large part spurred by Rob Bell's brief but provocative Love Wins, Christians of all stripes are taking sides. ...
Brainwave 195: Lectionary Texts for Sept. 25, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 15: Exodus 17:1-7, Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, Psalm 25:1-9 (6), Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-3