"Abraham and Isaac," 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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Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 25:1-13 Commentary
by Dirk G. Lange
The fairy tale ending we all hope for does not happen in this parable.
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Amos 5:18-24 Commentary
by Carolyn J. Sharp
A brilliant ironist, Amos reverses his audience's expectations at every turn in the book that bears his name.
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Commentary
by Ralph W. Klein
This Old Testament lesson has been excerpted from the second farewell speech of Joshua (see Joshua 23 for the first farewell speech).
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
Today's text from 1 Thessalonians is the fourth lection in a series of five consecutive Sunday reading through the New Testament's earliest extant writing.
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Brainwave 027: Lectionary Texts for 9 November 2008
November 09, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 9 November 2008.