Second Reading

two people hold bowl of cherry tomatoes
Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:6-19

One of the ways through which we can understand a [...]

Group of people standing on beach watching sunset
Commentary on 1 Timothy 2:1-7

There are three key historical reference points that can be very helpful in understanding this [...]

Boy under sprinkler in summer grass
Commentary on 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Most biblical scholars agree that 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and [...]

Girl in field of flowers gazing at sunset
Commentary on Philemon 1:1-21

Paul’s letter to Philemon is an invitation for the Church to be mindful of people [...]

lavish spread of fruit and crackers
Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Hebrews 13:1–8, 14–15 offers wisdom for churches as they continue [...]

bird with extended wings feeding from open hand
Commentary on Hebrews 12:18-29

This week’s lectionary text from Hebrews, the third of four [...]

Night sky with stars, silhouetted figures visible in foreground.
Commentary on Hebrews 11:29—12:2

Last week’s lectionary text included an introduction to the topic [...]

Lamb with knit hat held like a baby by shepherd
Commentary on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Hebrews 11 is rightfully known as the “hall of fame [...]

Man extending arms to sky in front of sunset over city
Commentary on Colossians 3:1-11

Colossians 3 begins with a glimpse into God’s heavenly throne [...]

Man praying in dimly lit room
Commentary on Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]

With Colossians 2:6-7 the letter turns in a new direction. [...]