Blog Posts - Gospel Of Luke



A Reflection on Saint Luke's Infancy Narrative

Angel Appearing to Zacharias, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1490.St. Luke devotes the first two chapters of his Gospel to events in the infancy of Christ. Luke's infancy narratives consider six episodes structured in pairs about the early lives of John...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 19, 2016

Fr. Butler's Homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 28, 2016, Year C

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)I lived a total of twenty-three years outside of the USA, mostly in an international community of Europeans,...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 22, 2016

Homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 28, 2016, Year C

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)“Well, Father,” I was asked, “what’s wrong with being proud of yourself? Aren’t we supposed to have some pride? Why are we supposed to be humble – what goo...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 21, 2016

Fr. Butler's Homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 21, 2016, Year C

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)Often enough in families people can feel they are taken for granted. They do so much, and others don’t see...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 19, 2016

Established in the Story

From the earliest days of the Church, theology (the study of God) has been a really big deal. And so it should be! As followers of Jesus we need to know what we believe and why we believe it. Therefore, men of every age have tried to articulate the f...
by Living in the Reign on Feb 2, 2016

Luke 21-22: As He was accustomed, He prayed.

As He was accustomed, He prayed. Jesus speaks:  “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.” Jesus speaks of ‘THAT DAY’ when the unexpected will arrive. Everyone has a ‘that day’ too in our own life.

Here and Now

Luke 20:27-40At first glance the Sadducees seem to want an answer to something important, but they really don’t want an answer at all - they want to play theological ping-pong with a complex question - a question about “whether or not a woman tha...
by The Potter and the Clay on Sep 30, 2014

Book Review: Michal Beth Dinkler, Silent Statements: Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke

Dinkler, Michal Beth. Silent Statements: Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke. BZNW 191; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013. 261 pp. Hc; $140.00. Link to De Gruyter This monograph is a revision of Dinkler’s Ph.D dissertation...
by Reading Acts on Jun 27, 2014

Book Review: Michal Beth Dinkler, Silent Statements: Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke

Dinkler, Michal Beth. Silent Statements: Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke. BZNW 191; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013. 261 pp. Hc; $140.00. Link to De Gruyter This monograph is a revision of Dinkler’s Ph.D dissertation...
by Reading Acts on Jun 27, 2014

Church for the world

The way I'm thinking about church was clarified in an instant this Sunday, in the unlikely setting of an 8.00 am BCP service.  Or perhaps not so unlikely, because unlike some clergy, I find the communion service of 1662 to be a liturgy that powe...
by Always Hope on Jun 17, 2014

Do Not Our Hearts Burn Within Us?

N.T. Wright compares the two disciples on the road to Emmaus to people who have gotten up early to watch the sunrise, but were looking westward, rather than eastward. They were like people on a hillside, watching eagerly for the sunrise. …Diso...
by Words on the Word on May 4, 2014

Review of Luke (Baylor Handbook on the Greek Text)

Luke: A Handbook on the Greek Text is part of an expanding series by Baylor University Press that walks a reader through each word, phrase, and verse of the Greek New Testament. Of the series Baylor writes: What distinguishes this series from other a...
by Words on the Word on Feb 28, 2014

(Nov. 10) Sunday Snippet

Luke 20:27-40 At first glance the Sadducees seem to want an answer to something important, but they really don’t want an answer at all - they want to play theological ping-pong with a complex question - a question about “whether or not a woman...
by The Potter and the Clay on Nov 12, 2013

(Oct. 27) Sunday Snippet

Luke 18:9-14           As one commentator points out ― it all depends on what we compare ourselves to; when we place our lives alongside the life of our Lord even our best efforts fall short.       &...
by The Potter and the Clay on Oct 29, 2013

Daily Scripture Readings – October 28, 2013

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles Reading 1 [Ephesians 2:19-22] Brothers and sisters: You..
by JuansLife.com on Oct 27, 2013

What J.D. Salinger’s Franny Knew About Prayer

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!” “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!” “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!” It’s a surprising source, but I have J.D. Salinger to...
by Words on the Word on Oct 27, 2013

Daily Scripture Readings – October 27, 2013

Today’s Scripture – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 [Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18] The LORD..
by JuansLife.com on Oct 26, 2013

Daily Scripture Readings – October 26, 2013

Today’s Scripture – Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 [Romans 8:1-11]..
by JuansLife.com on Oct 25, 2013

Daily Scripture Readings – October 26, 2013

Today’s Scripture – Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 [Romans 8:1-11]..
by JuansLife.com on Oct 25, 2013

Daily Scripture Readings – October 25, 2013

Today’s Scripture – Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 [Romans 7:18-25a]..
by JuansLife.com on Oct 24, 2013


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