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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.
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Luke 5:1-11 Commentary
by Ronald J. Allen
Most scholars think that Luke did not simply record a biography of Jesus when Luke wrote about 80-90 CE, but shaped the story of the Gospel and the Acts to address circumstances in the church of Luke’s ...
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Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13) Commentary
by Samuel Giere
In terms of lasting impact on the imagination and piety of both Jewish and Christian tradition, there are few texts with greater reverberations than Isaiah 6.
Psalm 138 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Psalm 138 is almost always categorized as a song of thanksgiving.1
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Commentary
by Carla Works
At the heart of the gospel lies a scandalous claim: The ancient God of Israel raised Jesus -- a first century Jew -- from the dead.
by Karoline Lewis
February 10, 2019
“Catching people” might not sit very well with a number of our congregants. Compared to the parallel accounts in Matthew and Mark where the phrase is, “fishing ...
Sermon Brainwave #647 - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Discussion on texts for Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Feb. 10, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 5:1-11; (First Reading) Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13); Psalm 138; (Second Reading) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.