"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 after Pentecost
Mark 4:26-34 Commentary
by Meda Stamper
Building on the parable of the sower that opens this parable chapter in Mark, this week's reading offers two more agricultural parables of the kingdom of God,
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Ezekiel 17:22-24 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
In this text, Ezekiel gives us yet another of the Bible's many images of God: God as tree planter and tree tender.
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Commentary
by Karla Suomala
While promise, covenant and anointing have become exalted terms in both Jewish and Christian traditions, ancient Israelites perhaps had a more realistic view of what they entailed.
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
Psalm 92 is the only Psalm with a superscription assigning it to the Sabbath.
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 Commentary
by Carla Works
God's act of new creation completely changes the way Paul sees the world around him -- including his perception of death.
by David Lose
June 17, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
There are two parables here. I'm going to focus on the second. Why? Because I think it holds both the secret to the kingdom and the means by which to renew ...
Brainwave 239 - Lectionary Texts for June 17, 2012
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 3: 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13, Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 20 (6), 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17, Mark 4:26-34