"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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Twenty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 25:14-30 Commentary
by Dirk G. Lange
"Enter the joy of your master."
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Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Commentary
by Carolyn J. Sharp
Zephaniah threatens that God will annihilate all living things due to human wickedness.
Judges 4:1-7 Commentary
by Ralph W. Klein
Deborah is among the most prestigious female leaders in the Old Testament and her exemplary leadership may provide encouragement to lay and ordained female leaders in the church today.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
The twenty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost marks the last Sunday in five weeks of consecutive reading through Paul's letter to the Thessalonians.
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Brainwave 028: Lectionary Texts for 16 November 2008
November 16, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 16 November 2008.