First Reading

Commentary on Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Deuteronomy 30:9-14 offers a hopeful ray of light and promise [...]

Commentary on Isaiah 66:10-14

Isaiah 66:10-14 is framed by the word “rejoice,” which appears in both the first and [...]

red dahlia flower in sun
Commentary on Acts 2:1-21

Though we celebrate Pentecost every year as a central event and season, the richness and [...]

Sunshine on grape vines in Italy
Commentary on 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21

The text assigned for this week begins midway through a [...]

hands interlocked in front of beach
Commentary on Isaiah 65:1-9

Isaiah 65:1–9 bears witness to the ugliness of intra-religious conflict. Along with other texts in [...]

sunbeams bursting through treetop canopy
Commentary on Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Where can wisdom be found? Proverbs 8—a text in which [...]

young person peering through hole in wall
Commentary on Acts 16:16-34

Project TURN courses (Transform, Unlock, Renew) create spaces in theological education where incarcerated people and [...]

Christus ascendit hodie!
Commentary on Acts 1:1-11

As I write this commentary, Ascension Day is still two months away, and bombs are [...]

Colorful Hope sign in garden
Commentary on Acts 16:9-15

Commentary is forthcoming for this text.

dandelion seeds in front of sunset
Commentary on Acts 11:1-18

Since much in Acts 11:1-18 repeats what has already occurred in the preceding narrative (10:1-48), [...]