Archangel Michael and the Devil, Coventry Cathedral. Sculpture by Sir Jacob Epstein, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source.
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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 13:1-8 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
It is easy to handle a parable speaking, disciple calling, village loving, synagogue attending Jesus, one committed to his family and who performed kind deeds for others.
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Daniel 12:1-3 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
Following stories of trial and contest, the book of Daniel culminates in a series of apocalyptic visions in which the book’s hero, Daniel, is shown his people’s future.
1 Samuel 1:4-20 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
The reader who wants to understand Hannah’s story must understand not only the intricacies of her story, but the context in which her story appears as well.
Psalm 16 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
“When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is yet to come” is a central passage in the Mark text for this week and it could serve as a parallel ...
Hebrews 10:11-14, [15-18], 19-25 Commentary
by Israel Kamudzandu
One of the besetting sins of 21st century Christianity is “performance,” by which I refer to an unreflective and anti-formational, anti-theological, and anti-spiritual formation of both the ...
by Karoline Lewis
November 15, 2015
“What large stones and what large buildings?” If you have ever been to the Holy Land, you know just how big those stones really are. I have a picture of me standing ...
SB446 - Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 33)
Discussion on texts for Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 33; Nov. 15, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 13:1-8; (First Reading) Daniel 12:1-3; (Semicontinuous First Reading) 1 Samuel 1:4-20; Psalm 16; (Second Reading) Hebrews 10:11-14, [15-18], 19-25.