"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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Third Sunday of Advent
John 1:6-8, 19-28 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
An Identity Crisis?
If last week we met the camel hair wearing, locust and honey eating John the Baptist, this week we do a 180 degree turn and meet a whole different John.
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Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Commentary
by Elna K. Solvang
Hope sprouts from the ruins
The passage begins with an announcement of divine presence and action.
Psalm 126 Commentary
by W. Dennis Tucker, Jr.
The theme of restoration that appeared in Psalms 80 and 85 during the first two weeks of Advent continues with Psalm 126.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Commentary
by Dirk G. Lange
Once again, on this Third Sunday of Advent, we have an appeal, now from Paul, to a community of faith about the way it is to live in the world.
John, Jesus, and the Alpha Male
by David Lose
December 11, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Although we're still nearly two months shy of the nearest presidential primary, I already find myself in a state of campaign-fatigue with all the ads, debates, ...
Brainwave 208: Lectionary Texts for Dec. 11, 2011.
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Advent 3: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, Psalm 126 (3) or Luke 1:46b-55 (52), 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, John 1:6-8, 19-28