Luke 3:1-20 Everything We Know About Power, Undone

Gardner Taylor, the great preacher and Civil Rights leader, began a sermon on Luke’s third chapter by slowly reading the names and titles of...

Luke 15:11-32 When He Came to Himself

Starving, grimed with the dirt of the pig sty, the Prodigal Son came to himself. Maybe he hadn’t really believed in himself until that...

Acts 4:32-37 Giving and Receiving

It’s the generosity of the church that has always helped her to grow and give meaning to people’s lives. Long after the humble group...

Acts 21:27-22:29 Fearless Integrity

Arrested and manhandled by the mob, Paul doesn’t claim the safety of his Roman citizenship right away. How easy it would have been, after...

Full reading schedule

We invite the members of our diocese to read together the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. From the beginning of...

Luke 19:1-27 Zacchaeus and Rahab

Location is everything in this fairly disturbing passage, and the potential for anti-semitism is rife.  So the first thing that must be said is...

Acts 27:13-28:44 The Story Ends

Sometime during the mid-eighteenth century, a Jesuit priest in France named Jean-Pierre de Caussade wrote a book that is sometimes called Abandonment to Divine...

Luke 9:1-27 Faith & Discipleship

Faith is one of the great spiritual themes in Luke’s Gospel, and in this passage the disciples faith is being called upon in three...

Luke 22:1-23 The Last Supper

The disciples knew, of course, what was coming. For weeks and weeks Jesus had been talking about Jerusalem, and how he would be arrested,...

Acts 15:36-41 The Falling Out

This brief little story of Paul and Barnabas’ falling out makes me sad. Barnabas, the son of encouragement, just can’t keep himself from encouraging...