"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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All Saints Day
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 12:28-34 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
Mark 12:28-34 provides a stark contrast to the stories that surround it.
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Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
There's no denying that Jesus was a good Jew.
Ruth 1:1-18 Commentary
by Patricia Tull
The Old Testament readings for this week and next come from Ruth. The selections seem designed to evoke the whole short book.
Psalm 119:1-8 Commentary
by Hans Wiersma
Since this pericope represents the first eight verses of Psalm 119, it might help to say a word or two about the entire psalm.
Hebrews 9:11-14 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
Jesus' death enables a living faith
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God -- not the result of works, so that no one may boast" (Ephesians ...
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Brainwave 260 - Lectionary Texts for November 4, 2012
November 04, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 23: Mark 12:28-34; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ruth 1:1-18; Psalm 119:1-8; and Hebrews 9:11-14.