"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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All Saints Sunday
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 25:1-13 Commentary
by Carla Works
Nestled in what is sometimes called Jesus' eschatological discourse (Matthew 24:1-25:46), the parable of the bridesmaids follows Jesus' warnings about the end when many will fall away from the faith and ...
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Amos 5:18-24 Commentary
by Mark S. Gignilliat
It doesn't go well for the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Commentary
by Carolyn J. Sharp
The closing address in the book of Joshua is a brilliant example of ancient Israelite rhetoric.
Psalm 70 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 70's superscription, in the New Revised Standard Version, is "To the leader. Of David, for the memorial offering." Scholars offer two ideas about the phrase "for the memorial (from the Hebrew root ...
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
We all long to hear a good word: a word that brings good news, a word that can sustain us, a word that can give us the vision and courage to make it through another day, a word that tells us God is with ...
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Brainwave 202: Lectionary Texts for Nov. 6, 2011
November 06, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 21: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25, Amos 5:18-24 or Wisdom 6:12-16, Psalm 70 (5) or Wisdom 6:17-20 (17), 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Matthew 25:1-13