Second Reading

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Commentary on Hebrews 5:5-10

Hebrews is replete with scriptural citations and allusions to the history of Israel. Of all [...]

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Commentary on Ephesians 2:1-10

As is common, the lectionary today sections off a shorter [...]

Christ Cleansing the Temple, El Greco, before 1570.
Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Paul writes to the Corinthian church in response to a [...]

Ends of the Earth, Globe.
Commentary on Romans 4:13-25

Lent is a season in the ecclesiastical calendar created by the church. It traditionally honors [...]

Jesus' Baptism Fresco, Fanefjord Church, Møn, Denmark.
Commentary on 1 Peter 3:18-22

On this First Sunday in Lent, we are invited to reflect upon water. The first [...]

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Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10

This reading from 2 Corinthians invites us to a paradox [...]

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Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

A preliminary remark: “Unbelievers” in 2 Corinthians 2:4 is a [...]

Rembrandt sketch of Jesus and Simon's mother-in-law
Commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Paul’s apostleship was a distinctive one. This Jew firmly believed [...]

Commentary on Hebrews 2:14-18

Commentary for this text is forthcoming.

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

At the heart of today’s passage is the reminder from [...]