Gospel

Figure holding torch under large stone arch
Commentary on Luke 21:5-19

The temple was beautiful. It had recently been refurbished by Herod the Great. And apparently, [...]

Matthew 5:4
Commentary on Luke 6:20-31

Jesus is looking. What does he see? While this pericope begins with Jesus looking at [...]

Psalm 17:5 - Hikers walking on rocky trail
Commentary on Luke 20:27-38

“How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” Though the historical origins [...]

Luke 19:4
Commentary on Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus’ body has gone up in importance in the political system, with the results of [...]

birds flying past prairie grasses at sunset
Commentary on John 8:31-36

This week’s passage is an intriguing one for Reformation Sunday. Reformation Day commemorates the day [...]

Man on floor praying fervently
Commentary on Luke 18:9-14

This parable, if we do our exegetical homework, puts us in something of a bind. [...]

woman holding sign saying
Commentary on Luke 18:1-8

As someone who has been an activist and organizer for many years and has sought [...]

Man with hands outstretched in a field
Commentary on Luke 17:11-19

This passage follows the trajectory of geography, healing, and faith, pointing to the theme of [...]

Chef with apron in kitchen
Commentary on Luke 17:5-10

“Increase our faith!” plead the disciples. Only in retreating to the first five verses of [...]

two people hold bowl of cherry tomatoes
Commentary on Luke 16:19-31

The opening verse of this pericope, 16:19, has the same phrase as 16:1, the opening [...]