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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 12:13-21 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
Many who hear this parable, especially in a North American context, may wonder: Why is the rich farmer called a fool?1
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Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 Commentary
by Valerie Bridgeman
I love “ordinary time” on the Christian calendar.
Hosea 11:1-11 Commentary
by J. Blake Couey
Hosea 11 depicts God’s compassion for God’s people despite their rejection.
Psalm 49:1-12 Commentary
by Vanessa Lovelace
For many readers, the book of Psalms is a collection of songs or hymns and prayers. Fewer might be aware of the different types of psalms.
Colossians 3:1-11 Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
The last in a four-part series on Colossians, this passage gives practical counsel on how to enact the letter’s theological themes in everyday life.
by Matt Skinner
August 04, 2019
This is one of those weeks when preachers find a text pretty easy to interpret but the sermon hard to deliver.
Ah, but it’s never easy to interpret a text, right? Especially ...
Sermon Brainwave #674 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 18)
Discussion on texts for Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 18 (Aug. 4, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 12:13-21; (First Reading) Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 49:1-12; (Second Reading) Colossians 3:1-11. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.