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…
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.
Isaiah gives us three more powerful images to represent God’s commitment to the Jews (and all of creation). We break down those images, especially the image of marriage, and find ourselves the recipients of good news from God yet again.
We enter into the heart of the sermon on the mount, hearing Jesus’ instruction on anger, lust, and truth-telling. We look at how these instructions, which seem too difficult to live out, are actually realistic for communities of faith to pursue together.
Jesus answers the Sadducees’ question about marriage and resurrection