"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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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:1-14 Commentary
by Sharon H. Ringe
Think back over the recent celebration of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. It was the event of the season!
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Isaiah 25:1-9 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
Feasts, festivals, banquets, and wedding suppers abound in the Bible, and with good reason: meal fellowship represents community of the closest kind, especially perhaps in tribal cultures (then and now); ...
Exodus 32:1-14 Commentary
by Amy Erickson
With the golden calf narrative, preachers have an opportunity to explore with their congregations the stunning, and even surprising, character of God and God's way with the world.
Psalm 23 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Everybody knows Psalm 23. In an era of increasing biblical illiteracy, this is an encouraging sign.
Philippians 4:1-9 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
A Quiet Mind and a Hopeful Heart
In the lesson for last Sunday, Paul uses the image of a race to picture the Christian life as one of constant movement into God's future.
Beyond Our Wants
by David Lose
October 09, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Want to preach a great stewardship sermon (without asking for any money), reference a meaningful part of almost everyone's "biblical memory," and surprise ...
Brainwave 197: Lectionary Texts for Oct. 9, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 17: Exodus 32:1-14, Isaiah 25:1-9, Psalm 23 (5), Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14