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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 7:24-37 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
The key dynamics of this story seem easy enough to grasp.
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Isaiah 35:4-7a Commentary
by Patricia Tull
Why the lectionary excerpts only three and a half verses from Isaiah 35’s cohesive ten-verse poem is unclear.
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
The selection from Proverbs 22 bridges two major sections of the book as a whole.
Psalm 146 Commentary
by Esther M. Menn
Psalm 146 opens a collection of five hallelujah psalms at the end of the book of Psalms (146-150).
James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17 Commentary
by A.K.M. Adam
The exposition in last week’s passage, James 1:17-27, can strike readers as abstruse and random; this morning’s lesson, however, is clear and pointed as broken glass.
God Said Yes to Me
by Karoline Lewis
September 06, 2015
Something different, Working Preachers. I want to begin the column this week with a reading that I think captures some of the spirit we see and hear in the Syrophonecian woman’s ...
SB434 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 23)
Discussion on texts for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 23; Sept. 6, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 7:24-37; (First Reading) Isaiah 35:4-7a; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 146; (Second Reading) James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17.