"Crucifixion," Paulo Soleko. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by Paulo Soleko. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Resurrection of Our Lord
John 18:1-19:42 Commentary
by David Lose
The irony inherent in the name given to this day -- Good Friday -- is palpable throughout John's account of Jesus' Passion.
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Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
This "servant song" (with 42:1-7; 49:1-6; 50:4-9) has been the subject of much scholarly debate.
Psalm 22 Commentary
by Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
This is one of the Bible's saddest texts, appropriately read by Christians on Good Friday, the saddest day of the church year.
Hebrews 10:16-25 Commentary
by Sandra Hack Polaski
The book of Hebrews is often seen, not without reason, as one of the New Testament's most difficult texts.
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Brainwave 171: Lectionary Texts for the 21st/22nd of April 2011
April 22, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday: April 21,
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 (13),
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
April 22, 2011
Psalm 22 (1)
Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9