Bazzi Rahib, Ilyas Basim Khuri. The Canaanite Woman asks for healing for her daughter, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Wikimedia.
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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.
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Commentary
by Carla Works
Jesus’ encounter with the Canaanite woman is unsettling.
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
Many people have sound reasons for disregarding or leaving church, not least of which is the insidious line-drawing done by Christians.
Genesis 45:1-15 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Long before HBO had Tony Soprano, the Bible had Joseph, arguably the original bad-guy protagonist.
Psalm 67:1-7 Commentary
by James K. Mead
This psalm is a favorite for several reasons.
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
A cursory reading of Romans might lead one to think that chapters 9-11 are a tangent or insertion unrelated to the rest of the letter.
"Getting" Great Faith
by Karoline Lewis
August 17, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
Little faith or great faith? How do we tell the difference? What are the criteria? Who gets to decide? I ask these questions this week because it seems ...
Brainwave 368 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 20)
Discussion on texts for Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 20) (Aug. 17, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28; (1st Reading) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 67:1-7; (2nd Reading) Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32.