"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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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 9:38-50 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
Coming from the villages of Caesarea Philippi where Jesus first announced his suffering, rejection, death, and resurrection (8:31),
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Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Commentary
by Frank M. Yamada
The book of Numbers can be a theological quagmire.
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Commentary
by Brent A. Strawn
Esther is a strange and difficult book for several reasons, first and foremost because it is apparently non-theological.
Psalm 19:7-14 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
The lectionary tries to steal this psalm from us, but we don't need to let it.
James 5:13-20 Commentary
by A.K.M. Adam
The preceding chapters in the Epistle of James have described the ideal of a congregation that lives cooperatively, harmoniously, in concord with heaven's peaceable grace -- and that repudiates wrangling, ...
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Brainwave 077: Lectionary Texts for 27 September 2009
September 27, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 27 September 2009.