"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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Third Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
"Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?" John's disciples ask Jesus at the beginning of chapter 11.
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Zechariah 9:9-12 Commentary
by James Limburg
For me at least, this is one of those biblical texts that cannot be read without hearing music. In the midst of puzzling over the visions and sayings of Zechariah, it comes as a refreshing surprise to find ...
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
Genesis 24 constitutes an expansive narrative regarding the quest of finding a wife for Isaac.
Psalm 145:8-14 Commentary
by Scott Shauf
Psalm 145 is an acrostic in Hebrew,
Romans 7:15-25a Commentary
by Walter F. Taylor, Jr.
Our toddler granddaughter is learning how to talk and has a wonderful way of lengthening the word "no."
by David Lose
July 03, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
What do you think is the most difficult word in the English language? Would it be "lachrymose" (causing tears, tearful) or "contumacious" (insubordinate, ...
Brainwave 182: Lectionary Texts for the 3rd of July 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 3: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Psalm 45:10-17 (7) or Song of Solomon 2:8-13 (10)
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30