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Looking for Lenten midweek inspiration? Read Karoline Lewis's five-part preaching series on the I AM statements in the Gospel of John.
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 20:1-16 Commentary
by Stanley Saunders
Matthew’s parable of the workers in the vineyard -- or is it the gracious landowner, or maybe the union-busting landowner? -- has most often been read as an allegory in which the landowner stands ...
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Jonah 3:10-4:11 Commentary
by Karla Suomala
Scholars have expended a lot of energy and paper trying to establish the genre of the Book of Jonah.
Exodus 16:2-15 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
Christians are often eager to follow John’s Gospel in typologically linking the “bread from heaven” of Exodus 16 with the incarnation of Christ and the Eucharistic meal (John 6:30-58). ...
Psalm 145:1-8 Commentary
by Paul O. Myhre
Remembering someone, remembering important events in life, and just the act of remembering has a way of bringing the past into the present.
Philippians 1:21-30 Commentary
by Troy Troftgruben
“For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” ~ Paul (author’s translation).
A Beatitude Kind of World
by Karoline Lewis
September 24, 2017
This past week I presented at an amazing conference held in Waco, Texas, called “Nevertheless SHE Preached.”
A grassroots event, dreamt by two female Baptist preachers ...
SB560 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 25)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Sept. 24, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 20:1-16; (1st Reading) Jonah 3:10--4:11; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 145:1-8; (2nd Reading) Philippians 1:21-30. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.