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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.