Second Reading

Matthew 3:16
Commentary on Acts 19:1-7

The journey to Christian faith At the heart of this passage is the sacrament of [...]

white sweatshirt with cartoon of figure with scribbles for brains
Commentary on 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

The Corinthian community is a good example of the early [...]

Coventry Cathedral - Fish
Commentary on 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

The first thing that stands out here is that Paul [...]

Matthew 2:10
Commentary on Ephesians 3:1-12

This passage is the traditional and long-standing scripture reading for [...]

Baby in brown swaddle looking up
Commentary on Galatians 4:4-7

Our celebration of Christmas is built upon a Christian theological tradition that drastically differs from [...]

Anunciation, Leonardo da Vinci, around 1472
Commentary on Romans 16:25-27

Preachers are often distraught when the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on the morning of [...]

Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness by Jose Leonardo ca. 1635
Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Living the life of the SpiriThis is the first day [...]

Judean wilderness
Commentary on 2 Peter 3:8-15a

The second reading assigned for the Second Sunday of Advent in the lectionary can seem [...]

Commentary on Hebrews 1:1-4 [5-12]

The majestically celebratory opening of Hebrews merits a cautious approach [...]

Commentary on Titus 3:4-7

This excerpt from Titus blends the Christmas language of incarnation (“the goodness and loving kindness [...]