"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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Second Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 3:20-35 Commentary
by Meda Stamper
Jesus did not fit in. He was at odds with his family's sociological script and with the religious authorities.
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Genesis 3:8-15 Commentary
by Melinda Quivik
Reading the Genesis 3 text in light of Jesus' confrontations with people who thought he was "out of his mind," focuses our attention on expectations about the relationships between God and humans, and humans ...
1 Samuel 8:4-11 [12-15] 16-20 [11:14-15] Commentary
by Karla Suomala
"We Want a King!"
It's hard to find a headline during this campaign season in which candidates, politicians, and special interest groups are not demanding "radical" change in the way things are done in ...
Psalm 130 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
Psalm 130, best known by its Latin incipit De Profundis, "Out of the Depths," has inspired church musicians for centuries, usually in the context of a Requiem Mass.
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Commentary
by Carla Works
To read 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 solely as a summary of Paul's views on the body, as is often the case, would be a distortion of its powerful passage.
Out of Our Minds
by David Lose
June 10, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
What do you think -- does preaching have to be a little crazy to be gospel preaching? Or, to put it only slightly differently: do you have to be a little ...
Brainwave 238 - Lectionary Texts for June 10, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 2: Genesis 3:8-15, 1 Samuel 8:4-11[12-15]16-20[11:14-15], Psalm 138, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17, Mark 3:20-35.