"Abraham and Isaac," 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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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord
Matthew 1:18-25 Commentary
by Ben Witherington
This lection is, of course, one of the prime passages used and preached on during the Christmas season. The challenge is to say something fresh but yet familiar and reassuring about it.
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Isaiah 7:10-16 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
Here is the promise: God is with us, so that we might live.
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
When a psalm is divided up, like the one for this Sunday (verses 1-7, 17-19), the integrity of the psalm is lost.
Romans 1:1-7 Commentary
by Dirk G. Lange
This is a surprising choice for the Fourth Sunday in Advent.
Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Confession
by David Lose
December 19, 2010
Dear Working Preacher,
There are a handful of passages in Scripture -- and this is definitely one of them -- that trouble a surprising number of our people regarding the relationship ...
Brainwave 151: Lectionary Texts for the 19th of December 2010
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Advent 4:Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25.