"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.
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 5:38-48 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
In this passage, Jesus continues to explore the relevance of the Law for his followers and society.
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
The lectionary from Leviticus begins with the familiar Levitical refrain: "You shall be holy, for I the LORD am holy" (19:2b).
Psalm 119:33-40 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
At 176 verses, Psalm 119 is the longest psalm in the Book of Psalms, and yet it is perhaps the most noticeably, or even most rigorously, ordered.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Commentary
by Mark Tranvik
I recently asked a friend for some advice about painting my house.
by David Lose
February 20, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Some texts seem too difficult to preach. Not difficult for us as interpreters, but rather too difficult for people to hear and to bear. This is one definitely ...
Brainwave 161: Lectionary Texts for the 20th of February 2011
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Epiphany 7: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Psalm 119:33-40 (33)
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23