"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 22:15-22 Commentary
by Jeannine K. Brown
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Isaiah 45:1-7 Commentary
by James K. Mead
Messiah Cyrus and the sovereign will of God:
Exodus 33:12-23 Commentary
by Karla Suomala
In Exodus 32:1-14, Moses appeared calm and collected as he successfully negotiated with God on top of Mount Sinai to save the Israelites from God's anger about the golden calf.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Commentary
by Richard Ascough
The opening of any letter sets the tone for the remainder of the letter.
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Brainwave 022: Lectionary Texts for 19 October 2008
October 19, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 19 October 2008.