"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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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 7:24-37 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
Now here's a Gospel reading capable of kicking off a church's new program year with gusto.
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Isaiah 35:4-7a Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
The oracle begins with a command to speak, to proclaim words that remedy weakness and conquer fear (Isaiah 35:4).
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Commentary
by Wil Gafney
The book of Proverbs includes a collection of folk wisdom sayings of various lengths so that in some chapters the individual verses are not actually related to each other.
Psalm 146 Commentary
by Henry Langknecht
The first lesson addresses a fearful people with a prophetic promise that God will bring justice, salvation, and healing.
James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17 Commentary
by Sandra Hack Polaski
The second chapter of James opens with an illustration that is as relevant in the contemporary church as it must have been to James's first readers.
Dogs and the Kingdom of God
by David Lose
September 09, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
I don't know about you, but I tend to think that the more challenging or difficult a passage, the more likely it is to lead to a great sermon. Which means, ...
Brainwave 251- Lectionary Texts for September 9, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 15: Mark 7:24-37; Isaiah 35:4-7a; Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 146; and James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17