Commentary on John 10:11-18

Dear Working Preachers, as you know, Easter 4 is always Good Shepherd Sunday in the [...]

Christ Appearing to the Apostles after the Resurrection, William Blake, c.1795
Commentary on Luke 24:36b-48

“They thought they were seeing a ghost” (Luke 24:37 Common English Bible). In this passage, [...]

The Resurrected Christ Appearing to His Disciples, Luca Signorelli, 1514
Commentary on John 20:19-31

Fear can be paralyzing. We often associate fear with the fight-or-flight impulse, but paralysis is [...]

Photo of stairs going up from a cave in Cyrus
Commentary on Mark 16:1-8

Mark’s Easter sermon goes something like this: “Christ is risen! And they said nothing to [...]

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Commentary on John 18:1—19:42

The Gospel of John’s passion narrative helpfully reminds us that [...]

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Commentary on John 13:1-17, 31b-35

“Unless I wash you, you have no share with me” [...]

Palm Sunday procession photo
Commentary on Mark 15:1-39 [40-47]

Mark’s account of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus highlights [...]

Photo of a wheat field
Commentary on John 12:20-33

During the Passover festival, some Greeks came to Philip and said to him, “Sir, we [...]

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Commentary on John 3:14-21

Though I’ve never been much of a baseball fan, I’ve seen plenty of games on [...]

Christ Cleansing the Temple, El Greco, before 1570.
Commentary on John 2:13-22

The Gospel of John frequently interjects or adds its “meta” (transcending reflection of the subject [...]