Brian Purfield explains why Paul thought it was necessary to write to the likeable but easily-influenced community of Christians in Colossae.
Peter & Paul were both men of great faith and influence, but they had different understandings of the Messiah to whom they dedicated their lives, as John Twist explains.
Peter has an experience of God in the great catch of fish, as we hear on 3 September; he objects, for he is a sinful man; but the Lord reassures him, promising that he will be a fisher of people.
The words that challenged the Christians of Corinth continue to challenge modern Christians. How does Paul present his solution to the problem of Christian disunity?
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, the event in which the ‘most ferocious enemy of the Church became its most zealous son and missionary’. How is Paul’s conversion described in the New Testament, in his own words and in the accounts in the Acts of the Apostles? Marcel Uwineza SJ looks closely at how Paul and Luke portray the change affected in Paul on the Damascus Road.
Gerry O'Collins SJ shares some thoughts on the priesthood of Christ, as understood by Paul, and considers how ordained ministry continually draws on aspects of Christ's priesthood.
Paul tells the Christians at Colossae that Christ is the 'the first-born of all creation' - why was this such an important message for Paul to teach, and how do we let this shape our faith?
Gerald O’Collins SJ explains what Paul tells us about early faith in the resurrection. What did the resurrection mean for early Christian understanding of God, the Eucharist, and universal salvation?
On 30 October, we begin a series of weekday readings from a letter best known for its passage on the 'emptying' of Christ, which was also a source of joyful encouragement to the Philippians.
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