Each week, Verity students are assigned a passage of Scripture to meditate on and memorize. At the end of the week, they write a one-two page commentary on the insights they have gleaned from studying the passage of Scripture.
We invite you to share their thoughts by reading through the commentary archives below.
A Graduate’s Testimony
“Meditation Commentaries are, in my opinion, one of the best aspects of the Verity program. Every week students at Verity are assigned a passage of Scripture on which to meditate and memorize. At the end of the week, we are required to write a meditation commentary, which is a short essay that describes the new insights we are learning and that explains how we are applying the verses in our lives.
“While I was a Verity student (I’m an ’06 alumnus), I came to deeply appreciate these weekly assignments; they motivated me to articulate God’s working in my life. What started out as merely another assignment to check off my “To Do” List became for me one of the highlights of my college career. The meditation commentaries forced me to process—to look for, think through, and write down—what God was teaching me. Even though I’ve graduated and no longer have the meditation commentary assignments, I’ve continued the rich habit.”
- James 2:14–17 — Ian Lawrence (2/9/2007)
- Proverbs 1:1–4 — Rosemary Scheiman (10/22/2006)
- Psalm 145:1–4 — Alex Damon (10/15/2006)
- Philippians 2:5–11 — Brian Jones (10/8/2006)
- Micah 6:6–9 — John Lovette (10/1/2006)
- Romans 12:5–8 — Molly Dietrich (9/22/2006)
- Luke 9:23–26 — Kristina Zaloum (8/13/2006)
- I Corinthians 9:24–27 — Rebekah Johnson (8/6/2006)
- Luke 22:24–30 — Laura Frahm (3/5/2006)
- John 16:13–16 — James Beeman (5/2/2005)
- Matthew 6:1–4 — Peter Kroon (4/25/2005)
- John 16:9–12 — Josiah Blocki (4/17/2005)
- John 16:5–8 — Teresa Tures (4/3/2005)
The ’07 and ’08 classes have compiled an anthology of their favorite meditation commentaries throughout their time at Verity. Included in the anthology are 73 commentaries covering 25 different passages of Scripture. The collection is available for download both in the Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats.