"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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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 7:24-37 Commentary
by Alyce M. McKenzie
In the next three weeks, we'll look at three texts from Mark in which a person or a group comes to Jesus with a request or a demand.
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Isaiah 35:4-7a Commentary
by Frank M. Yamada
In many of our churches, we tend to align salvation with God's grace, themes that we then set over against divine judgment.
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Tradition assigns authorship of three biblical books to Solomon.
Psalm 146 Commentary
by James K. Mead
As I have done with the previous three Psalm lections, I again tie the theme of worship with some other theme of the passage.
James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17 Commentary
by Craig R. Koester
The second chapter of James offers a far-reaching treatment of the life of faith.
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Brainwave 074: Lectionary Texts for 06 September 2009
September 06, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 06 September 2009.