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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:17-31 Commentary
by Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
This lesson includes two stories connected by the theme of the real cost -- including a financial one -- of becoming a disciple of Jesus.
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Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Commentary
by Steed Davidson
Integrating life and liturgy has been a practice for Christian churches.
Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Commentary
by Karla Suomala
Most of the Book of Job is fly-over territory.
Psalm 90:12-17 Commentary
by Matthew Stith
If, on occasion, the Revised Common Lectionary may be said to do the interpreter no favors in its delineation of the boundaries of a text, the reading before us from Psalm 90 surely presents such an occasion. ...
Hebrews 4:12-16 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
The Epistle to the Hebrews is often a study in contrasts, and Hebrews 4:12-16 is no exception.
The Thing You Lack
by Karoline Lewis
October 11, 2015
"You lack one thing.” Ouch. I fear I lack much more than one thing, do you?
But what does this fellow lack, exactly? Of course, there’s all kinds of irony here, because ...
SB439 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 28)
Discussion on texts for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 28; Oct. 11, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 10:17-31; (First Reading) Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 90:12-17; (Second Reading) Hebrews 4:12-16.