"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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First Sunday of Advent
Mark 13:24-37 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
Mark 13:1-37 is set exactly in the middle of the passion narrative in the gospel of Mark.
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Isaiah 64:1-9 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
This pericope is simultaneously rooted in the rich memories of God's saving acts and mired in the muck of dashed expectations and the experience of God's absence.
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
Psalm 80's thrice-repeated refrain (vv. 3, 7, 19) is a clue both to the psalm's liturgical origins and its driving theological concern.
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Commentary
by L. Ann Jervis
As in most of his letters, Paul begins 1 Corinthians with an expression of thanksgiving.
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Brainwave 030: Lectionary Texts for 30 November 2008
November 30, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 30 November 2008.