Bread and Fish, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Wikimedia.
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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:13-21 Commentary
by Jennifer T. Kaalund
On a recent field trip with my daughter’s class to a nature center, the class was taught about metamorphosis.
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Isaiah 55:1-5 Commentary
by Michael L. Ruffin
Revivalism heavily influenced the Christian tradition in which I was raised and in which I served for much of my career.
Genesis 32:22-31 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
This week’s text continues the story of Jacob.
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Commentary
by Eric Mathis
Thomas Merton once stated "Praise is cheap," and it seems as though these words remain true today.1
Romans 9:1-5 Commentary
by Israel Kamudzandu
The anguish of heart toward another fellow human being drives us to a lament, which in Christian terms is a prayer motivated by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
by Matt Skinner
August 06, 2017
While Karoline Lewis continues her short vacation from writing this column, I’m filling in for two more weeks.
A lesson difficult for many preachers and worship leaders ...
SB552 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 18)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Aug. 6, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 14:13-21; (1st Reading) Isaiah 55:1-5; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; (2nd Reading) Romans 9:1-5. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.