Simone Martini. St. Martin and the Beggar, from the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy. Creative Commons image by jimforest on Flickr. Sourced from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source.
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Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 5:38-48 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
This section of the Sermon on the Mount is a more than fitting text for the final Sunday in Epiphany.
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
The book of Leviticus is a minefield full of topics that nobody wants to talk about in church: animal sacrifice, blood-sprinkling, moldy walls, oozing sores, gashed flesh, “a swelling or an eruption ...
Psalm 119:33-40 Commentary
by Jason Byassee
Reading Psalm 119, one can appreciate why Jesus’ contemporaries objected to his ambivalence about the law.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
Whom should you follow and why?
February 19, 2017
I am a perfectionist. I know this about myself and people have rarely hesitated to confirm it. Yet, typical advice to me usually goes something like this: “stop being such ...
SB525 - Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Seventh Sunday after Epiphany (Feb. 19, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 5:38-48; (1st Reading) Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; (2nd Reading) 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.