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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
In the Gospels, it seems that Jesus saves his sharpest words, his most pointed criticism, for the most religious.
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Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
Moses will never enter the land of promise.1
Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Commentary
by Elaine James
What does it mean to love a landscape?
Psalm 15 Commentary
by Esther M. Menn
What makes a good guest?1
James 1:17-27 Commentary
by Margaret Aymer
Lectionary editors do not always make the most helpful choices.
Searching the Heart
by Karoline Lewis
September 02, 2018
No one is exempt from a strong searching of the heart. That’s the first thing that we should notice about these selected verses from Mark 7. The Pharisees, the crowds, the ...
Sermon Brainwave #621 - Ordinary 22 (Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Discussion on texts for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Sept. 2, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; (First Reading) Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 15; (Second Reading) James 1:17-27. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.