"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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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.
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 8:27-38 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
These verses are crucial for understanding the Gospel according to Mark as a whole and for fathoming what it means to be Christian.
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Isaiah 50:4-9a Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
"I know that I shall not be put to shame" (Isaiah 50:7 NRSV).
Proverbs 1:20-33 Commentary
by Wil Gafney
Wisdom is introduced to the reader as a female character in Proverbs 1:20 and the following verses.
Psalm 116:1-9 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Psalm 116 is a song of thanksgiving of an individual, a poem written after a difficult time of life has been endured, survived, or overcome.
James 3:1-12 Commentary
by Sandra Hack Polaski
The preacher encountering this text might be forgiven for the sudden urge to suggest, in lieu of the sermon, that the congregation engage in a time of silent prayer.
Preaching the Anti-King
by David Lose
September 16, 2012
Hey there, Working Preacher, a quick question:
Have you registered for this year's Celebration of Biblical Preaching? It's going to be awesome, an event of biblical proportions. ...
Brainwave 252- Lectionary Texts for September 16, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 16: Mark 8:27-38, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 116:1-9, James 3:1-12