Unidentified Flemish painter. Rich and Poor, or, War and Peace, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source.
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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 16:1-13 Commentary
by Barbara Rossing
"Gotta serve somebody," Bob Dylan sings.1
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Amos 8:4-7 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
The Theological Context of Amos 8:4-7: Justice
This week's Old Testament lesson from the prophet Amos offers a chance for preachers to explore with congregations the concept of justice, in order to "thicken" ...
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
As I write (the date is July 8, 2016), it is three days since the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, two days since the fatal shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, ...
Psalm 113 Commentary
by Paul K.-K. Cho
Psalm 113, which begins and ends in “Hallelujah” (113:1a, 9c), participates in the grand drama of the Psalter which moves from lament to praise, from cries of “My God, my God, why have ...
1 Timothy 2:1-7 Commentary
by Eric Barreto
The “Pauline” biography continues this week.
Being Faithful In Much
by Karoline Lewis
September 18, 2016
A few years ago, I gave up on the idea of balance. Balance is a myth.1 It is simply not possible to keep the important things in your life in perfect balance every day, all the ...
SB501 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 25)
Discussion on texts for Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 25) (Sept. 18, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 16:1-13; (First Reading) Amos 8:4-7; (Alternate First Reading)
Jeremiah 8:18--9:1; Psalm 113; (Second Reading) 1 Timothy 2:1-7.