"Celebration," 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 in Lent
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
Too bad no one observed Ash Wednesday during the first century.
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Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
We know nothing about the prophet "Joel, son of Pethuel," aside from what we can glean from the writings that appear in his book.
Psalm 51:1-17 Commentary
by James Limburg
Our brothers and sisters in the faith before us have provided two important keys for unlocking this psalm.
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
This reading from Paul's second (third? fourth?) letter to the church in Corinth is always the epistle lection for Ash Wednesday in the Revised Common Lectionary.
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Brainwave 044: Lectionary Texts for Ash Wednesday 25 February 2009
February 25, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Ash Wednesday 25 February 2009.