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 [...]

Group of people standing on beach watching sunset
Commentary on Luke 16:1-13

It is far easier to comment on this text than to preach on it. A [...]

Boy under sprinkler in summer grass
Commentary on Luke 15:1-10

On a recent trip to the dentist, the dental assistant asked me about the significance [...]

Girl in field of flowers gazing at sunset
Commentary on Luke 14:25-33

In Luke 14:25–33, Jesus’ teaching takes a sobering turn as he underlines the demands of [...]

lavish spread of fruit and crackers
Commentary on Luke 14:1, 7-14

In the parable of the wedding banquet, Jesus teaches the importance of humility as a [...]

bird with extended wings feeding from open hand
Commentary on Luke 13:10-17

The Gospel of Luke opens with dramatic appearances of the archangel Gabriel, who announces to [...]

Night sky with stars, silhouetted figures visible in foreground.
Commentary on Luke 12:49-56

During a season of aching division in church and society, this passage seems to affirm [...]

Lamb with knit hat held like a baby by shepherd
Commentary on Luke 12:32-40

The movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) is a puzzle of shifting espionage identities and [...]

Man extending arms to sky in front of sunset over city
Commentary on Luke 12:13-21

Fighting over inheritance is a common problem in all societies and cultures. It stresses people [...]

Man praying in dimly lit room
Commentary on Luke 11:1-13

There are two versions of the Lord’s prayer. The shorter version is in Luke 11:1-4, [...]