What are we to make of the raw honesty of this biblical historian?
The best of friends
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.
Saul trusts only his sword and his armor. And that is not enough.
Anointing the king
Who cares about a shepherd boy?
There’s nothing much to sentimentalize
The new covenant
The bible has multiple voices, which engage each other in a long and ongoing conversation
The Ten Commandments
You are God’s people, and this is what it is going to look like.
A wrestling God
Jacob is not defeated, but he is wounded.
Bested by his uncle
Fourteen years Jacob will labour for Laban.
Learning you are not alone
Life belongs to the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and now Jacob.
Overly neat resolutions will avail us little
This psalmist gives us cathartic words
Psalms for Lent
The psalms are born of lives lived and of a willingness to speak the truth
Drawn to a new creation
Who can believe that?
Remember, that hopeful song sung by Isaiah—swords into ploughshares, spears into pruning hooks
Wake up. Tell the truth about what is going on all around you.