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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.
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 15:1-10 Commentary
by Amanda Brobst-Renaud
Luke 15 begins with the ever-present concern for the company one keeps.
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Exodus 32:7-14 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
“I used to think that God never changes,” said one of my seminary students a few years back, “and then I read the Old Testament.”
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
This reading is the fourth of six consecutive weeks of lectionary readings from the book of Jeremiah.
Psalm 51:1-10 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
Liturgical context can make all the difference in how a biblical texts sounds, in how it is interpreted, and in how it may be preached.
1 Timothy 1:12-17 Commentary
by Benjamin Fiore, S.J.
Teaching morality by proposing striking contrasts has long been an effective strategy, as for example in the Jewish Two Ways moral instruction.
Lost and Found
by Karoline Lewis
September 15, 2019
Dear Working Preachers, it is good to be back. After five years, 1000 words a week, I sensed a need for a break, in part to work on some writing projects simmering on the proverbial ...
Sermon Brainwave #680 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 24)
Discussion on texts for Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 24 (Sept. 15, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 15:1-10; (First Reading) Exodus 32:7-14; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 51:1-10; (Second Reading) 1 Timothy 1:12-17. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.