"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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:35-45 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
This passage plays a key role in the Gospel according to Mark's understanding of why Jesus dies and what his death means.
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Isaiah 53:4-12 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
The central movement of the Suffering Servant poem in Isaiah 53:4-12 is from humiliation to exaltation, from shame to honor, from weakness to greatness.
Job 38:1-7 [34-41] Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
"Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers," drawled Garth Brooks.
Psalm 91:9-16 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
The psalm text for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost is the "promise" section of the famous Eagles' Wing poem, Psalm 91.
Hebrews 5:1-10 Commentary
by Bryan J. Whitfield
"Is she qualified? Can he do the job?"
Life, Death, and the Task of Preaching
by David Lose
October 18, 2009
Dear Working Preacher,
What you do matters! I know I've said this before, but it's worth saying again. Let me share with you one small, if personal, example.
Recently a close friend ...
Brainwave 081: Lectionary Texts for 18 October 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 18 October 2009.