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All Saints Day
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 12:28-34 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
Nothing in Mark’s story prepared the reader for this conversation between Jesus and this Jerusalem scribe. Nothing!
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Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Commentary
by Steed Davidson
Both the book of Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic movement that followed the precepts of the book vigorously resisted plurality.
Ruth 1:1-18 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
People are often surprised to find that the words from Ruth 1:16b-17, often heard at weddings, are not about the joys of beginning a new life together.
Psalm 119:1-8 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
Psalm 119, the first eight verses of which is the appointed psalm for this Sunday, is the big dog of the psalter.
Hebrews 9:11-14 Commentary
by Israel Kamudzandu
If today we can talk about any sort of exegetical and theological consensus when it comes to reading and interpreting Hebrews, it would be the superiority of Jesus Christ’s work, his blood, and his ...
by Karoline Lewis
November 01, 2015
“Love your neighbor as yourself” is a fitting text for both a Sunday after Pentecost and All Saints Sunday.
According to Jesus, a mark of discipleship is this very ...
SB444 - Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 31)
Discussion on texts for Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 31; Nov. 1, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 12:28-34; (First Reading) Deuteronomy 6:1-9; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Ruth 1:1-18; Psalm 119:1-8; (Second Reading) Hebrews 9:11-14.