"Peaceable Kingdom," 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.
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 6:1-13 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
Before Mark reports John the Baptist's death, the only story in which Jesus is not the primary subject (6:14-29), Mark tells the story of Jesus' hometown rejection.
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Ezekiel 2:1-5 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
Preachers may "understand" this text too quickly -- as in, Yes, I get it: The preacher is called, like Ezekiel, to proclaim a hard word of God to a recalcitrant people.
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
This pericope focuses on David's coronation and capture of Jerusalem.
Psalm 123 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Fifteen psalms in the middle of Book Five of the Psalter, Psalms 120-134, all share a common superscription, "Songs of Ascents".
2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Commentary
by Sally A. Brown
Today's second reading comes from the part of 2 Corinthians that some interpreters call Paul's "foolish" letter (2 Corinthians 10:1-13:13).
Something to Do
by David Lose
July 08, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
There's something kind of raw about Mark's account of Jesus' life that I sometimes find disconcerting but almost always find invigorating. This week it's ...
Brainwave 242- Lectionary Texts for July 8, 2012
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 6: Ezekiel 2:1-5, 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10, Psalm 123 (2), 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13