"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.
First Sunday of Advent
Mark 13:24-37 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
Where Are We?
The Gospel text for the first Sunday in Advent is certainly not anticipated and most likely not welcome.
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Isaiah 64:1-9 Commentary
by Elna K. Solvang
A cry of misery. An appeal for mercy
These verses are part of a larger psalm of communal lament (Isaiah 63:7-64:12) that begins with a praise-filled account of God's mighty acts of deliverance throughout ...
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Commentary
by W. Dennis Tucker, Jr.
In the conclusion to his excellent book, Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor, William Brown explains that "the power of metaphor . . . lies in its ability (and manipulability) to inspire new theological ...
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Commentary
by Dirk G. Lange
It is perhaps not surprising that Paul, as he addresses the church in Corinth, speaks of the gift given, God's grace shared, as "speech and knowledge of every kind" and wealth (i.e., being enriched in Christ ...
If the World Were to End
by David Lose
November 27, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
What would you do if the world were to end tomorrow? If you're thinking about preaching on the gospel reading this week, that's not a bad question to ask. ...
Brainwave 206: Lectionary Texts for Nov. 27, 2011.
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Advent 1: Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (7), 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37