"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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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.
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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Insights, ideas and inspiration related to the coming week's lectionary texts.
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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.