"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Mark 1:21-28 Commentary
by Stephen Hultgren
A central theme in this section is the nature and issue of Jesus' authority (exousia), especially seen through the literary structure of our material.
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Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
Where are the prophets today? Who speaks for God?
Psalm 111 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 111 is classified as an Individual Hymn of Thanksgiving, a psalm type in which the singer gives thanks for God's goodness in delivering him/her from various life-threatening situations such as illness, ...
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
The text assigned is an entire, but fairly brief, chapter in 1 Corinthians, located at the beginning of a longer unit extending over three chapters (1 Corinthians 8:1 through10:33).
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Brainwave 040: Lectionary Texts for 1 February 2009
February 01, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 1 February 2009.