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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 9:30-37 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
Mark’s intercalations (also known as “sandwiches”) are well known (e.g., Mark 5:21-43).
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Jeremiah 11:18-20 Commentary
by Amy Merrill Willis
According to tradition, Jeremiah is “the weeping prophet.”
Proverbs 31:10-31 Commentary
by Wil Gafney
The Lectionary parsing of Proverbs 31 is unfortunate; without the opening verses the context is lost.
Psalm 54 Commentary
by James K. Mead
It’s difficult for folks involved in ministry to come up with the right words for every prayer we offer.
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Commentary
by James Boyce
The big and essential question that engages the preacher and the hearer in this reading is announced in its opening verse: Who is the wise person? And what’s to know?
The Nature of Faith
by Karoline Lewis
September 20, 2015
What is the nature of faith? That’s kind of what Jesus is asking the disciples with his unassuming question, “soooooo, what were you chatting about back there?” ...
SB436 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 25)
Discussion on texts for Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 25; Sept. 20, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 9:30-37; (First Reading) Jeremiah 11:18-20; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 54; (Second Reading) James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a.