JESUS MAFA. Jesus absolves the pentitent sinner, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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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.
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 7:36-8:3 Commentary
by Jeannine K. Brown
It is often noted that Luke, more than the other Gospel writers, highlights portrayals of women.
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2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
The lectionary gives us only the terse conclusion to the lengthy and dramatic episode preceding Nathan’s parable.
1 Kings 21:1-10[11-14]15-21a Commentary
by Roger Nam
“I don’t preach a social gospel; I preach the Gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned for the whole person. When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, ‘Now ...
Psalm 32 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Long before the insights from contemporary psychology concerning repression, biofeedback loops, and psychosomatic disorders, the ancient psalmist knew very clearly that unacknowledged and unresolved guilt ...
Galatians 2:15-21 Commentary
by Sarah Henrich
Galatians 2:15 is a hard place to start for a preacher who might want to preach on this letter on a Sunday in June.
Forgiveness & Gratitude
by David Lose
June 16, 2013
Dear Working Preacher,
I’ll just come out and say it: this is one of my absolute favorite stories in Luke’s Gospel – heck, in the whole New Testament. ...
Brainwave 299 - Lectionary Texts for June 16, 2013
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, Matt Skinner, and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 11): Gospel: Luke 7:36--8:3 ; 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10,13-15; 1 Kings 21:1-10[11-14]15-21a (semicontinuous); Psalm 32; and Galatians 2:15-21