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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
Last week’s text, the parable of the sower, focused on the yield produced by the seed that fell on good soil.
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Isaiah 44:6-8 Commentary
by J. Blake Couey
Once again this week, the lectionary invites us to reflect on God’s words of comfort to Judean exiles in sixth-century BCE Babylon, as preserved in the middle chapters of the book of Isaiah.
Genesis 28:10-19a Commentary
by Esther M. Menn
Jacob’s surprising encounter with God at Bethel leads to reflection about where we as individuals and as congregations meet God unexpectedly on life’s journey.1
Psalm 86:11-17 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
No small amount of ink has been spilled trying to sort out the structure of this prayer song of the individual.1
Romans 8:12-25 Commentary
by Mary Hinkle Shore
In Greek, even more than in English, the word for "flesh" (sarx) points to something different from that to which the word for "body" (soma) points.1
Stop Weeding and Start Watching
by Joy J. Moore
July 19, 2020
It happened again. I only have to write this column periodically, while you have to prepare a sermon every week.
So why is it again “Saturday night” and I-don’t-know-what-I’m-going-to-say-this-weekend? ...
Brainwave 734: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 16A)
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for July 19, 2020 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 16A). Recorded via Zoom on June 11, 2020, for Working Preacher. Watch video version at https://youtu.be/qvgtK0jYQos