"Two Sons," James Janknegt. Used by permission from the artist.
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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.
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 7:36-8:3 Commentary
by Sarah Henrich
This portion of Luke's gospel includes two quite distinct sections: the long parable-within-a-story (7:36-7:50); and a short transitional section in which some of Jesus' women companions are named (8:1-3). ...
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2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 Commentary
by Amy Erickson
To make sense of the lectionary text, we have to back up to the beginning of Chapter 11: the story of David and Bathsheba.
1 Kings 21:1-10[11-14]15-21a Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
The story of Naboth's vineyard, a tale of a wealthy and powerful person (Ahab) who oppresses (to the point of death) a less wealthy and powerful person (Naboth) who is simply seeking to do the right, is ...
Psalm 32 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Three of the readings for this Sunday, including Psalm 32, speak of sin and forgiveness.
Galatians 2:15-21 Commentary
by Jaime Clark-Soles
The Argument Leading Up to 2:15
Why Jesus Died...And Why We'd Probably Kill Him Again
by David Lose
June 13, 2010
Dear Working Preacher,
Did you ever wonder why Jesus died? That may seem a strange question, as we're so used to assuming his death that we often give it little real thought. And ...
Brainwave 121: Lectionary Texts for 13 June 2010
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for the Third Sunday after Pentecost.