Acts 24:1-27 Resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous

Poor Paul. He gets stuck in prison for two years, and Felix, the governor, who is a rather feckless person, seems to be in...

Luke 17:1-10 We Will Find Ourselves in Communities of Forgiveness and Grace

Jesus issues a duo warning in this passage. First, when you fail (and we are all bound to fail), don’t lead anyone after you...

Acts 9:32-43 Discovery in the Holy Spirit

Just as Paul is being blown hither and yon as he converts, learns, escapes, and hides, Peter, too, seems more than willing to go...

Acts 25:23-26:32 Sweet friendship

What, in the end, are we to make of the apostle Paul? Luke, who loves him, is not shy about telling us of Paul’s...

Acts 19 – 20.16 Sleep and Riots

This is a very long reading, the longest I think we’ve gotten in Forward Movement’s arrangement of Luke and Acts daily readings. The riot...

Luke 15:1-10 Being Sought After

After Jesus calls the disciples to the near-impossibility of leaving behind their families (Jesus says they should hate their families, just to let the...

Acts 23:12-35 Playing with status

I don’t know why I'm finding the ending of Acts so anticlimactic. Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading it through a contemplative lens, and...

Luke 17:11-37 Apocalyptic Being

When I was in seminary, someone asked why we couldn’t simply get rid of those parts of the Bible that don’t make any sense...

Luke 11:14-54 An Empty House Swept and Put in Order

I went to visit a woman who had been found on a park bench and brought to our shelter by the police. A shelter...

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...