It's September? What happened?! Where did August go?! Since my last post all the way back in July, I've been quite busy. On August 12, I finished my internship at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI. That day, the church threw a party for me which included lots of good food, a slideshow of entertaining and embarrassing … Continue reading What? Where?
While I have mulled this question over in my thoughts for a few years now, I finally decided to get my thoughts together after reading this post by Amadahy. The issue of our language as it regards God is a struggle, as Amadahy points out: I know many Christians tell me that they don’t view … Continue reading Is Inclusive Language Inclusive?
THE BIG OOPSIE 2 Samuel 8:1 - 12:31 Summary: It took a lot of work, but after a bloody fight over the throne and the capture of Jerusalem, David has finally settled down to rule the Israelites. Things go quite well at first. David conquers the Philistines, the Moabites, the Arameans, and the Edomites, quickly … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 5
DAVID'S ROCKY START 2 Samuel 1:1 - 7:30 Summary: David, who had stayed behind when the Philistines and Israelites fought, is brought news of Saul's defeat by a messenger who, hoping to gain favor with David, tells David that it was he who killed Saul. David, still loyal to his king, has the messenger killed for his … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 4
THE END OF SAUL 1 Samuel 25:1 - 31:13 Summary: Samuel, the prophet and judge who had led Israel before the monarchy and who strongly opposed it, dies and is buried in his hometown. David and his men had been acting as unofficial (and unhired) police around Nabal’s flocks and shepherds. When the festival time … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 3