How to preach like the apostles

I have always loved the Acts of the Apostles and have often recommended it to those who are approaching the Bible for the first time. Filled with colorful narratives, adventure, martyrdom, persecution, journeys by sea, etc., it makes for stimulating reading indeed.

The crib and the cross: Connecting the dots

The Gospel stories about the birth of Jesus are not a simple retelling of the events that took place at the stable in Bethlehem. In his commentaries on the birth of Jesus, the Scripture scholar Raymond Brown highlights that these narratives were written long after Jesus had already been crucified and had risen from the dead and that they are colored by what his death and resurrection mean.

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