God promises to build a bayit, a house. But not one with boundaries.
Living by the Word
The gap in the lectionary’s account of the return of the Ark of the Covenant echoes a pattern we have seen too often in our country.
When David praises Saul and Jonathan, is he acting out of expediency, faithfulness, or both?
Saul would have provided better odds against Goliath. But God might not have favored him in the matchup.
God is moving on, but Samuel can’t.
What happens when Samuel reads his people the fine print?
When words fail, the church sings—especially on Trinity Sunday.
Maybe we should see Pentecost as a celebration of land and labor in which the Holy Spirt is made known.
Jesus’ high priestly prayer is a call to a new kind of knowing and loving.
What we see reminds us of what we miss, and vice versa.
What would the insurance-mandated boundary trainings that I’ve attended make of Jesus’ intimacy with his disciples?
The vine branch doesn’t put “make grapes” on its to-do list. It just makes them.
When I was newly pregnant with my daughter, I thought of myself as the hired hand, her temporary guardian.
In case flesh and bone aren’t enough to convince the disciples, Jesus also asks for dinner.