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Commentary on Luke 12:49-56

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

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Commentary on Luke 12:32-40

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

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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, [...]

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Commentary on Luke 10:38-42

Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus are Jesus’ friends. This family opens their house to [...]

bread and wine on white cloth
Commentary on Luke 10:25-37

The story of the Good Samaritan is one of the most well-known stories of Jesus. [...]

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Commentary on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

In Luke, the extension of Jesus’ mission is not placed [...]

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Commentary on Luke 9:51-62

This week’s lectionary text provides a range of responses to offer to our congregations as [...]

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Commentary on Luke 8:26-39

At the outset of Jesus’ ministry, we find him in a synagogue of his hometown [...]

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Commentary on John 16:12-15

The Trinity presented to us in John is a manifestation of God’s love for us, [...]