A vision of GOD through David and Jesus Proper 14B / 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; John 6:35, 41-51 Everyone who reads this story thinks Joab acted wisely. Everyone. We believe Joab was saving David from himself and was right for doing it. I’m not sure the text does, though. And I’m not sure GOD does.
King David and GOD’s beautiful, flawed creation Proper 13B / 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; John 6:24-35 David isn’t a role model. His isn’t a story to tell us that “with GOD, all things are possible.” We shouldn’t imitate David. His sin – a sin we recognize as a sin against GOD, his neighbor, and Bathsheba herself – […]
The Perfect Leader, the Perfect Community, the Perfect Church Proper 6B / Mark 4:26−34 & 1 Samuel 15:34−16:13 We receive a GOD, who like Samuel, weeps over Saul and the people’s rejection. Or scatters seeds in strange places and allows them to grow, even without our help. Or sends us a promise in a new […]