"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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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
The Disciples Return from the Mission (Mark 6:30-31)
Mark reported the re-gathering of Jesus' "apostles" (6:30) from a successful mission (cf. 6:7-13) after depicting the death and burial of John.
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Jeremiah 23:1-6 Commentary
by David G. Garber Jr.
Leadership is a buzzword in many disciplines these days: business, law, medicine, education, politics, and congregational life.
2 Samuel 7:1-14a Commentary
by Robert Hoch
"I am living in a house of cedar, but the Lord lives in a tent."
Psalm 23 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 23 is classified as an Individual Psalm of Thanksgiving.
Ephesians 2:11-22 Commentary
by Sally A. Brown
Today's reading lies at the heart of the theology of Ephesians, and it is not tame.
by David Lose
July 22, 2012
Will you forgive me if I invite a terribly simple theme for a sermon that focuses mainly on just one verse? Well, with your forgiveness or without it ?, and ready for charges of ...
Brainwave 244- Lectionary Texts for July 22, 2012
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 8: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 23 (1), Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56