"Celebration," 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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First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Commentary
by O. Wesley Allen Jr.
It would seem that Matthew has offered preachers quite a gift -- a ready-made three-point sermon on 1) charity, 2) prayer, and 3) fasting.
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Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Commentary
by Steed Davidson
The few occasions that Joel appears in the lectionary it seems to support material that frames the interests of Christian festivals.
Psalm 51:1-17 Commentary
by Matthew Stith
Psalm 51 is, by any measure, one of the best-known and most often read penitential texts in the canon, and, as such, presents both opportunities and challenges for the interpreter.
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Commentary
by Eric Barreto
Salvation is reconciliation with God. It is that simple really.
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Brainwave 221 - Lectionary Texts for ASH WEDNESDAY Feb. 22, 2012.
February 22, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner PRERECORDED LIVE FROM MID-WINTER CONVOCATION for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Ash Wednesday: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12, Psalm 51:1-17 (1), 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21