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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.
First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Commentary
by Greg Carey
Does Beyoncé need an introduction?
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Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Commentary
by Wil Gafney
Joel is a particularly timeless text.1
Isaiah 58:1-12 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
Ash Wednesday carries with it an annual tension between empty, external and genuine, radical acts of piety.
Psalm 51:1-17 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Almost no historically-trained biblical scholars conclude that David wrote any of the psalms.
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Commentary
by Frank L. Crouch
Whenever we come across the pronoun “we” in the epistles -- any of the New Testament epistles, not just the Apostle Paul’s -- it is helpful to ask who is included when “we” ...
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Sermon Brainwave #651 - Ash Wednesday
March 06, 2019
Discussion on texts for Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019): (Gospel) Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21; (First Reading) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; (Alternate First Reading) Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; (Second Reading) 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.