Christmas Day (Nativity of the Lord I) Year C

Peace and Prosperity (Isaiah 9ff.)
Bible Commentary

In contrast to the arrogant pride and self-sufficiency that will bring us down or the exploitation of the poor in order...

Advent Reflection: The Child to Be Born
Daily Reflection

Perhaps one of the clearest prophetic texts in all of Scripture appears in Isaiah 9. I cannot read Isaiah 9:6 without...

For Unto Us a Child Is Born
Daily Reflection

I can’t read this passage without hearing echoes of the glorious chorus from Handel’s Messiah: “For unto us a...

The Biblical Imperative We Love to Ignore
Daily Reflection

Psalm 96 begins with a simple imperative: “Sing a new song to the LORD!” If you look up all of the Hebrew words that...

Titus: Working for Good Deeds
Bible Commentary

Paul’s letter to Titus is the final Pastoral Epistle and has many similarities to 1 and 2 Timothy. (For Titus 1:5–9,...

Good Relationships Arise From Genuine Respect (1 Timothy 5:1–6:2; Titus 2:1–10)
Bible Commentary

First Timothy 4:6–16 is full of specific directives Paul gives to Timo­thy. It would be helpful for Christian workers...

God at Work (Luke 1, 2, and 4)
Bible Commentary

Luke’s Gospel begins in a workplace.

Advent Reflection: The Roman Empire
Daily Reflection

If you’re ever in Rome, you might visit the Piazza del Popolo (the People’s Square). This large square is famous...