Wisdom cries out to us in the streets, trying to teach us her ways, and time and again, we ignore the cries. We look at wisdom, how we can hear her cries, and are reminded that the wisdom of the Spirit has a different voice than the wisdom of the world.
We jump into the Proverbs, looking at what we are called to prioritize if we are to be wise and faithful people.
We look at this particular portion of Song of Songs but take the opportunity to discuss the book more widely. This erotic poem that is part of our holy canon invites us into an image of love unbounded, and we see that it is helpful in numerous ways for us to wander into this image…
In this sermon, we look at the wisdom of Solomon and discuss wisdom in general. What does it mean to be wise? And can a wise person still be unfaithful, ultimately? We find that we are called in the wisdom literature to come under the discipline of Jesus.
We take a look at the long and wild journey of Absalom, who was close to successfully overthrowing the reign of David in a coup. We focus in on the idea of justice – what is true justice in the kingdom of God?
Samantha Elliott visits us from a sister church to reflect on the forgiveness and redemption of David after David’s terrible sin with Bathsheba and Uriah.
In this passage, David commits horrendous acts. We take Bathsheba’s view of things and find that God has not forgotten or abandoned Bathsheba, Uriah, or others who have been victimized by the Davids of the world.
We continue our journey through 1 and 2 Samuel, finding this pivotal passage when God makes a new covenant with David. David is interested in building a temple for the Ark of the Covenant, but God is interested in something more.
We follow the Ark of the Covenant on its journey into Jerusalem and find that the God who dwells in the Ark is not a passive box being carried, but running the show. We are called to be humbled before God, to find our way into the will of God and not expect God to…
In today’s passage, David is anointed by the people as the king over all of the tribes of Israel, and he conquers Zion, establishing it as the City of David, Jerusalem. We highlight this momentous moment in Israel’s history, but we find that it is subverted by the text of 1 and 2 Samuel. We…