"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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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 12:38-44 Commentary
by Henry Langknecht
This reading from the Gospel of Mark is a two-act drama with some intriguing and troubling connections.
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1 Kings 17:8-16 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
Sometimes God's provision comes in the most unlikely of places and by means of the most unlikely of people.
Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Commentary
by Brent A. Strawn
After taking up Ruth 1:1-18 in the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, the lectionary now skips to 3:1-5 and 4:13-17.
Psalm 146 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
Israel has long employed three groups of hymnic praise or "Hallels" in worship:
Hebrews 9:24-28 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
The letter to the Hebrews paints a series of contrasts between Jesus, our great high priest, and the sacrificial system of atonement that pre-figured his redeeming work.
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Brainwave 086: Lectionary Texts for 8 November 2009
November 08, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Sunday, 8 November 2009.