"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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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.
Baptism of Our Lord
Mark 1:4-11 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
The text for the Baptism of our Lord, January 8, 2012, is Mark 1:4-11. This is a gospel which begins with words that exclude a main verb.
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Genesis 1:1-5 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
In the opening verses of Genesis, God exhibits a certain creative style.
Psalm 29 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
The Bible speaks often of the effective power of the word of God.
Acts 19:1-7 Commentary
by Frank L. Crouch
This passages stands as one of the classic battlegrounds for debates over baptism: whether people should be re-baptized, whether water baptism is enough or if the baptism of the Holy Spirit is required ...
Blessed New Year!
by David Lose
January 08, 2012
Happy New Year, Working Preacher!
Okay, so I know New Year's Day was this past Sunday, so I probably should have greeted you this way last week. But I think it's only now that ...
Brainwave 214: Lectionary Texts for Jan. 8, 2012.
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Baptism of our Lord: Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29 (3), Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11