JESUS MAFA. Parable of the Three Servants, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 25:14-30 Commentary
by David Schnasa Jacobsen
The end is near! The year of Matthew is drawing to a close.
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Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Commentary
by Margaret Odell
In Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18, the audience is jarred out of its familiar ritual commemoration of the Day of the Lord to find itself in the far more destabilizing reality of God’s actual presence.
Judges 4:1-7 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
The book of Judges features the stories of six major military leaders in Israel called “judges.”
Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 Commentary
by James K. Mead
In the 1980s I attended a denominational conference at which one of the preachers roundly criticized the use of Psalm 90 for funeral services.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Commentary
by Jane Patterson
It is commonplace for biblical scholars and others to critique the apocalyptic worldview as dualistic, and it is certainly wise to be on guard against habits of thought that pit one group of people against ...
by Karoline Lewis
November 19, 2017
It is really rather simple. What are you doing with what you have been given? The rub of the parable of course, is to determine with what you have been given. And, moreover, to ...
SB570 - Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 33)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Nov. 19, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 25:14-30; (1st Reading) Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12; (2nd Reading) 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.