"Peaceable Kingdom," 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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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 5:21-43 Commentary
by Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
The text at hand is one of those two-for-one deals where one story is used to frame another, and they mutually interpret each other.
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Lamentations 3:22-33 Commentary
by John C. Holbert
The small poetic book of Lamentations was composed during the fall of Jerusalem to the invading Babylonian armies in the early years of the sixth century BCE.
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Commentary
by Ralph W. Klein
The second half of 1 Samuel recounts the contest between Saul and David.
Psalm 30 Commentary
by W. H. Bellinger, Jr.
For centuries, Christians have found the book of Psalms to be a powerful resource for all dimensions of life -- the highs, the lows, and all the places in between.
2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Commentary
by David Tiede
As soon as they say, "It's not about the money!" you know the money matters.
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Brainwave 064: Lectionary Texts for 28 June 2009
June 28, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 28 June 2009.