"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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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 16:13-20 Commentary
by Marilyn Salmon
As they enter the area of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asks his disciples two questions.
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Isaiah 51:1-6 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
Isaiah 51 emphatically seeks to break open an unimaginable future. Expectations are reversed; life is to be changed.
Exodus 1:8--2:10 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
Exodus 1:8 -- 10: From Welcomed Guests to Suspected Terrorists
Romans 12:1-8 Commentary
by Mark Reasoner
While the argument of the letter to the Romans opened with a preoccupation regarding God's anger (1:18-32), this section of the letter opens with an embrace of God's mercies.
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Brainwave 014: Lectionary Texts for 24 August 2008
August 24, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 24 August 2008: Isa 51:1-6, Ex 1:8-2:10, Rom 12:1-8, Matt 16:13-20.