"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Third Sunday of Advent
John 1:6-8, 19-28 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
The Gospel readings for the Third Sunday of Advent in Years A, B, and C focus on the person of John.
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Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
With the Nativity of Our Lord drawing nigh, ponder this pericope in concert with Jesus' interpretation of his sermon in the synagogue in Nazareth.
Psalm 126 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
The theme of restoration that began with Psalm 80 in Advent 1, and Psalm 85 in Advent 2, is continued this week in Psalm 126.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Commentary
by L. Ann Jervis
This passage connects being made completely holy (oloklēron) with the coming parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
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Brainwave 032: Lectionary Texts for 14 December 2008
December 14, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 14 December 2008.