Picasso, Pablo. The Blind Man's Meal (detail), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source.
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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 11:1-13 Commentary
by Meda Stamper
In Luke 11:1-13, Jesus answers a fundamental question of the life of faith -- how to pray -- with five petitions1 and accompanying instruction on what attitude to assume and how God will respond (see also ...
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Genesis 18:20-32 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
This week’s first lesson moves the narrative from a divine encounter under the terebinths at Mamre to the road to Sodom.
Hosea 1:2-10 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
As the reader of the book of Hosea moves from interpreting to preaching, unresolved and highly debated issues are wisely set aside.
Psalm 138 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Psalm 138 is almost always categorized as a song of thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:6-15[16-19] Commentary
by Brian J. Walsh
With a wonderful mixed metaphor, our passage captures the dynamics of Christian discipleship.
How Much More?
by Karoline Lewis
July 24, 2016
I am writing this column from beautiful Bay View, Michigan, a Chautauqua on the northern shore of Lake Michigan, where I am the preacher/lecturer for the week. I teach in the mornings, ...
SB493 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 17)
Discussion on texts for Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 17) (July 24, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 11:1-13; (First Reading) Genesis 18:20-32; (Alternate First Reading)
Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 138; (Second Reading) Colossians 2:6-15[16-19].