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Catherine Upchurch wrote Bible study columns for Arkansas Catholic, the newspaper for the Diocese of Little Rock, on behalf of Little Rock Scripture Study from 2008 until she retired from serving as director of the international program in 2019. Since then the general editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible, has continued to write columns for the newspaper, as well as several biblical publications. The following are free to use, and may be copied or redistributed with acknowledgement and permission of the publisher. For more information, contact Arkansas Catholic. To read previous columns, visit the Little Rock Scripture Study Column Archive.
Throughout the Bible, we often discover something about God and about ourselves in how two people or two images interact with each other. Insights regularly occur in the context of pairs, and these pairings could help us discover the value of relationships in our formation as God’s people.
Our culture is filled with messages and ideologies competing for our attention. As Christians, we have the opportunity and responsibility to discern what is of true and lasting value. This series of 10 monthly articles explores some of what the Bible has to say to shape our attitudes and our way of being in the world.
Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God is the core of the Gospel message. Followers of Jesus have to learn to recognize it and commit ourselves to helping shape a world where God’s priorities are our own. Discover how Jesus teased out the meaning of God’s kingdom in various images and teachings with this 10-part column series.