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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:33-46 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
What should proper care of a vineyard look like? What should tenant farmers who lease the land give back to the one who owns all of the land?1
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Isaiah 5:1-7 Commentary
by Christopher B. Hays
It was one of the features of the genius of the Hebrew prophets to take an idea or a genre that was known to their hearers and put a different spin on it.
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
The words of the Decalogue are for many so familiar and even ingrained in memory that we can easily fool ourselves into thinking their meaning is transparent, a simple guide to life in communion with God ...
Psalm 80:7-15 Commentary
by Paul O. Myhre
In the spring of the year, some farmers across America can be observed surveying their fields and considering how they will tackle the task of preparing the ground, planting the seeds, and nurturing the ...
Philippians 3:4b-14 Commentary
by Troy Troftgruben
In today’s reading Paul shares his own story as a paradigm. And readers today react to it in polarized ways.
Caring for the Kingdom of Heaven
by Karoline Lewis
October 08, 2017
So, how are we doing taking care of that vineyard these days? Before we start casting shame and blame on the easy targets in this story and on those around us in our lives, we should ...
SB562 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 27)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 8, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 21:33-46; (1st Reading) Isaiah 5:1-7; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 80:7-15; (2nd Reading) Philippians 3:4b-14. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.