"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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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:35, 41-51 Commentary
by Ginger Barfield
Something very important happens in verse 41, something that is easily overlooked.
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1 Kings 19:4-8 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
Elijah's story lends itself well to preaching, with plenty of miraculous deeds and his challenge of the ungodly authority of Ahab and Jezebel.
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Commentary
by Robert Hoch
The tension of this text begins with the enigmatic order of David to his commanders: "'Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom'" (5a).
Psalm 34:1-8 Commentary
by Paul O. Myhre
Music has a way of provoking memories of events long forgotten.
Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Commentary
by Mark Tranvik
Our passage contains a lot of moral advice that can be found in many places in the ancient world.
Bread of Life Sermon Series
by David Lose
August 12, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
One of the most pervasive and influential aspects of our common church life today is, I believe, the relative unfamiliarity of our people with the biblical ...
Brainwave 247- Lectionary Texts for August 12, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 11: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33, 1 Kings 19:4–8, Psalm 34:1–8, Ephesians 4:25—5:2, John 6:35, 41–51