"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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Matthew 10:24-39 Commentary
by Greg Carey
Clarence Jordan is one of my all-time favorite Christians. He was an agriculture major at the University of Georgia and a Master of Divinity graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where ...
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Jeremiah 20:7-13 Commentary
by James Limburg
Reading through this text brings to mind what Professor John Bright once wrote about these "confessions" of Jeremiah:
Genesis 21:8-21 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
This continuation of Genesis 21:1-7 describes the conflict in Abraham's family caused by Isaac's birth.
Romans 6:1b-11 Commentary
by David Bartlett
Sometimes the editorial decisions of the Lectionary committees astound me. Why in the world does our text begin with Romans 6:1b instead of Romans 6:1 in its entirety?
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Brainwave 004: Lectionary Texts for 22 June
June 22, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 22 June: Jer 20:7-13, Gen 21:8-21, Rom 6:1b-11, Matt 10:24-34.