The Story of King David: Week 2

ON THE RUN 1 Samuel 21:1 - 24:22 Summary: David is on the run. With Saul in pursuit, he flees to Nob. There, he meets Ahimelech the priest. Afraid he may tell Saul where he is, David tells Ahimelech that he is on a mission for Saul and needs bread urgently for his men. Ahimelech … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 2

The Story of King David: Week 1

THE CHOOSING OF DAVID AND THE FRIENDSHIP OF JONATHAN 1 Samuel 16:1 – 20:42 Summary: God (and Samuel, the prophet and judge) has had enough. It’s time for King Saul to go, and a new king to be chosen for Israel. God sends Samuel to Bethlehem, to Jesse’s house, to find a king from among … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 1

The Story of King David

The high schoolers of First Evangelical Lutheran Church have asked me if our next Sunday school topic could be the Story of King David. There are certain parts of the story that everyone knows: David and Goliath, David and Bathsheba (which is probably not her name, but we'll get there eventually). But for many people, … Continue reading The Story of King David

King James’s 400 Years of Inadequacy

First, I sincerely apologize to my Episcopalian friends. I saw over and over on Facebook today that the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the "Authorized" version of the Bible in the English language, is upon us. If they haven't already, I'm sure that many people are making great plans for how to celebrate … Continue reading King James’s 400 Years of Inadequacy