Bazzi Rahib, Ilyas Basim Khuri. The Canaanite Woman asks for healing for her daughter, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Wikimedia.
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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
When Jesus entered Tyre and Sidon, an indigenous Canaanite woman formed a one-woman welcoming committee.1
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Commentary
by J. Blake Couey
Isaiah 56:1-8 radically expands the boundaries for being included among God’s people.
Genesis 45:1-15 Commentary
by Roger Nam
“And he wept so loudly” (Genesis 45:2).
Psalm 67:1-7 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
As the twice-repeated refrain (verses 3, 5) indicates, Psalm 67 is a song meant for public worship.1
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
A cursory reading of Romans might lead one to think that chapters 9-11 are a tangent or insertion unrelated to the rest of the letter.1
Trying Not to Be a Hero
by Cameron B.R. Howard
August 16, 2020
Early in my college career I took an introductory music history course.
On the first day of class, the professor asked us, “What do you do while you listen to music?” ...
Brainwave 738: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 20A)
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for August 16, 2020 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 20A). Recorded via Zoom on June 22, 2020, for Working Preacher. Watch video version at https://youtu.be/rF5RN4rTgls