Epiphany III Year C

Restoration of Covenant Life, Phase Two: Ezra and Nehemiah Together (Nehemiah 8:1-13:31)
Bible Commentary

After the wall surrounding Jerusalem was completed, the Israelites gathered in Jerusalem in order to renew their...

Mardi Gras?
Daily Reflection

Today is Mardi Gras. Many of us associate Mardi Gras with lavish and lascivious celebrations in places such as New...

Signposts of Nature
Daily Reflection

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.Psalm 19:1I grew up in Southern California....

You Are Designed for Worship
Daily Reflection

Faith is not just a matter of belief but a life of wholehearted and full-bodied worship. Every part of me and every part...

A Prayer That’s Not Just for the Pulpit
Daily Reflection

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my...

Spiritual Gifts in Community (1 Corinthians 12:1–14:40)
Bible Commentary

The use of what have come to be called “spiritual gifts” (12:1) seems to have caused much contention in the church...

The Kingdom of God Shows Up at Work (Luke 1-5)
Bible Commentary

The Kingdom of God shows up at work in the Christmas story and beyond in the book of Luke.

Women Make Jesus’ Work Possible (Luke 4:14-19)

Jesus, now in his thirties, “filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread...