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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 12:13-21 Commentary
by Meda Stamper
The parable of the rich fool (or “barn guy,” as I always think of him) at the heart of this week’s text illustrates simply and memorably the futility of choices made in isolation from ...
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Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Beyond this text, the treasure that is Ecclesiastes appears for only one day in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Hosea 11:1-11 Commentary
by Stephen B. Reid
Long before the American sitcom “The Office” launched Steve Carell’s career and the U.K.’s version catapulted Ricky Gervais to fame, there were biblical offices that proscribed one’s ...
Psalm 49:1-12 Commentary
by Adam Hearlson
So here is the hard truth.
Colossians 3:1-11 Commentary
by Brian J. Walsh
The “heavenly-mindedness” of this text presents an immediate problem to the preacher.
by Karoline Lewis
July 31, 2016
We moved my mom into a nursing home last week. If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that she has Parkinson’s. She also has been diagnosed with aortic valve ...
SB494 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 18)
Discussion on texts for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 18) (July 31, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 12:13-21; (First Reading) Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23; (Alternate First Reading)
Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 49:1-12; (Second Reading) Colossians 3:1-11.