"Abraham and Isaac," 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.
Second Sunday after Epiphany
John 1:29-42 Commentary
by Jaime Clark-Soles
The Gospel of John is a dramatic, gripping narrative.
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Isaiah 49:1-7 Commentary
by Bo Lim
Isaiah 49:1-7 comprises the second of the so-called "Servant Songs" (Isaiah 42:1-9; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12), a designation that I indicated in last Sunday's commentary on Isaiah 42:1-9 to be problematic. ...
Psalm 40:1-11 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 40, classified as an Individual Lament, consists of two seemingly distinct parts, verses 1-10 and verses 11-17, suggesting to many scholars that two originally separate psalms were joined at some ...
1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Commentary
by Mark Tranvik
Letters typically begin with statements identifying the author of the epistle and the person or community being addressed.
3 Important Words (or, Concerning the Fantasy Lives of Preachers)
by David Lose
January 16, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
There's a simple exchange that takes place in today's gospel reading that is simultaneously critical to the health of the church and alarmingly rare. It's ...
Brainwave 156: Lectionary Texts for the 16th of January 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Epiphany 2: Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 40:1-11 (8)
1 Corinthians 1:1-9