Millet, Jean François, "In the Vineyard" from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source.
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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 12:49-56 Commentary
by Erick J. Thompson
With all of the divisiveness present in society these days, it seems like the last thing we need is a gospel text that seemingly encourages more division.
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Jeremiah 23:23-29 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
If there is any doubt that the preacher’s job is a difficult one, one need not look further than the book of Jeremiah.
Isaiah 5:1-7 Commentary
by J. Blake Couey
For the second Sunday in a row, the lectionary features a poetic text from Isaiah with a strong emphasis on social justice.
by Adam Hearlson
In Psalm 82, the poetic imagination of the Psalmist conjures a mythic heavenly court.
Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
From the miraculous to the macabre, the faithful of Israel’s past provide the encouragement this congregation needs to keep running their own race of faith.
by Karoline Lewis
August 14, 2016
Family division. Sadly, it doesn’t take much these days to procure a pointed argument between those with whom we are supposed to be the closest. We know the usual suspects ...
SB496 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 20)
Discussion on texts for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 20) (Aug. 14, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 12:49-56; (First Reading) Jeremiah 23:23-29; (Alternate First Reading)
Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 82; (Second Reading) Hebrews 11:29--12:2.