"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:17-31 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
Nearly irresistible is the urge to soften this passage's demands.
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Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
Amos worked full-time for much of his life as "a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore trees" (Amos 1:1; 7:14) in the village of Tekoa in the southern kingdom of Judah.
Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
The last line of Job 2:1-10 (last week's first reading, 18 Pentecost) reckons Job's behavior, above all his speech, as righteousness:
Psalm 90:12-17 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
This week's psalm selection is the closing section of one of the great lyrics of the Bible--Psalm 90.
Hebrews 4:12-16 Commentary
by Bryan J. Whitfield
In "Glory Days," Bruce Springsteen sings of that high school baseball player who "could throw that speedball by you.
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Brainwave 080: Lectionary Texts for 11 October 2009
October 11, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 11 October 2009.