"Abraham and Isaac," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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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.
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Commentary
by Marilyn Salmon
Preachers face a serious temptation with this week's reading from Matthew.
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
"The foreigners who join themselves to the Lord" and "eunuchs who keep my [the Lord's] Sabbaths...and hold fast my covenants" are the particular marks of the salvation and deliverance that God will perform ...
Genesis 45:1-15 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
The text for today describes a moving scene of reconciliation, the self-revelation of Joseph to the brothers who sold him into slavery many years before, and gives us the theological lens through which ...
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
Paul continues to draw upon the whole of scripture, the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms to show that his kindred by race have heard the gospel but remain unbelieving: "But I ask, have they never heard? ...
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Insights, ideas and inspiration related to the coming week's lectionary texts.
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Brainwave 013: Lectionary Texts for 17 August 2008
August 17, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 17 August 2008: Isa 56:1, 6-8, Gen 45:1-15, Rom 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matt 15:10-28.