Alternate First Reading

Commentary on 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

Commentary for this text is forthcoming.

Commentary on 1 Samuel 17:57—18:5, 10-16

Commentary for this text is forthcoming.

Commentary on 1 Samuel 15:34—16:13

Commentary for this text is forthcoming.

Commentary on 1 Samuel 8:4-11 [12-15] 16-20; [11:14-15]

So many questions! How is [...]

field of grain
Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]

The Samuel narrative continues in this account of his prophetic [...]

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Commentary on Judges 4:1-7

It is mind-boggling but true: this is the only passage from the book of Judges [...]

Detail from English Alabaster Panel depicting Christ's Resurrection, Late 14th Century.
Commentary on Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

The book of Joshua concludes with two final speeches (23:1-16; [...]

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Commentary on Joshua 3:7-17

This summer I waded across a short stretch of the Rio Chama in the depths [...]

neon sign: With All Your Heart
Commentary on Deuteronomy 34:1-12

I grew up in a home where the mantra, “Finish [...]

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Commentary on Exodus 33:12-23

I was preparing to teach a Confirmation Class in which I would ask each student [...]