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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:15-22 Commentary
by Erick J. Thompson
“It’s a trap!” This famous line from the third Star Wars movie has become one of my favorite memes, particularly as I live and work in the church.
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Isaiah 45:1-7 Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
Second Isaiah casts a broad theological vision in Isa 45:1-7, proclaiming God’s power over all of creation, over the affairs of the nations -- not just those of the people of Israel -- and even asserting ...
Exodus 33:12-23 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
The text of Exodus 33:12-23 is the culmination of a series of new revelations of God’s identity and names throughout the book of Exodus.
Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] Commentary
by Kelly J. Murphy
“It’s like those miserable psalms. They’re so depressing.” At least, so says the character of God in an (in)famous scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
“I really can’t say enough good about you!” So echoes Paul’s sentiment at the beginning of Thessalonians.
by Karoline Lewis
October 22, 2017
I suspect that many of us might be a bit weary of Matthew by now. And to be honest, I thought I would be as well. But I have had a change of heart these past few months about the ...
SB564 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 29)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 22, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 22:15-22; (1st Reading) Isaiah 45:1-7; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]; (2nd Reading) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.