"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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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:1-21 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
The feeding of the multitude is the only miracle story told in all four Gospels.
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2 Kings 4:42-44 Commentary
by Elna K. Solvang
Today's reading is one of two back-to-back but separate stories of Elisha providing food for his disciples.
2 Samuel 11:1-15 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
The preacher needs to plan carefully how to allocate the segments of the David and Bathsheba narrative over the next two weeks.
Psalm 145:10-18 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 145 is the last of a group of eight psalms at the end of Book Five of the Psalter that are ascribed, in their superscriptions, to David (Psalms 138-145).
Ephesians 3:14-21 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
This section of the letter offers a bit of relief from the heavy theological portions that have been read up to this point.
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Brainwave 068: Lectionary Texts for 26 July 2009
July 26, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 26 July 2009.