Ephesians Overview

From Peter Kreeft's You Can Understand the Bible: Ephesians is to the epistles what John's Gospel is to the Gospels: the most mystical, profound, and universal of them all. Ephesians addresses all the churches in the Asia Minor region - it is a … [Read more...]

Galatians Overview

Galatians is the only letter of Paul's that does not contain a single word of praise. What elicited such Pauline heat and outrage? The mistake of the Corinthians were mistakes of addition; the mistake of Galatians was subtraction. The … [Read more...]

Second Corinthians Overview

From Peter Kreeft's You Can Understand the Bible: This is the most intensely personal, passionate, and intimate of all Paul's letters. Between the time Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians and the time of this second letter, false … [Read more...]

The Acts of the Apostles Overview

From Peter Kreeft's You Can Understand the Bible: Acts is a continuation of Luke's Gospel (read Lk 1:1-4, then Acts 1:1). Just as the Gospel is the story of Christ, Acts is the story of the Body of Christ, the Church. Acts has been called "the … [Read more...]

Gospel of Mark Commentary

Gospel of Mark I. Jesus comes preaching the Kingdom (1: 1-3:6) A. Introduction to Jesus’ ministry: John the Baptist (1:1-15) "The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God"  ~ Mark 1:1 Hilary, de Trin., iii, 11: He has testified, … [Read more...]

Gospel of John Commentary

HAYDOCK BIBLE COMMENTARY Background for St. John: Saint John, the evangelist, a native of Bathsaida, in Galilee, was the son of Zebedee and Salome. He was by profession a fisherman. Our Lord gave to John, and to James, his brother, the surname … [Read more...]

Prayer before reading Scripture

Let your Scriptures be my chaste delight… O Lord, perfect me and reveal those pages to me! See, your voice is my joy. Give me what I love… May the inner secrets of your words be laid open to me when I knock. This I beg by our Lord Jesus … [Read more...]

Gospel of Luke Commentary

Overview of the Gospel of St. Luke: Saint Luke was a physician, a native of Antioch, the metropolis of Syria, and well skilled in the Greek language, as his writings sufficiently evince. He lived 84 years in the state of celibacy, was crucified at … [Read more...]

Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew by Scott Hahn

The following is what I learnt from Scott Hahn's free Scriptural Study on the Gospel of Matthew from www.salvationhistory.com (quotes taken directly from the Bible study course). Lesson One: Learning to Listen for Echoes: A New Approach to the New … [Read more...]

The Bible: Myth or History?

Excerpts taken from Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: The bottom line is miracles, especially the Resurrection: Did they really happen or not? If the Resurrection really did happen, then the assumption that "miracles don't happen" is refuted; in … [Read more...]