In Psalm 84, an expectant swallow makes her nest in the temple.
Living by the Word
Solomon has everything—and still, he seeks transformation.
David, Absalom, and the dangers of “hanging between heaven and earth”
“Trust me!” Jesus says, and the more he says it, the less the crowd is inclined to go along.
Scripture does not accept David's behavior for business as usual, and neither should we.
God promises to build a bayit, a house. But not one with boundaries.
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.
Whatever else David is, he is recognizably human and not a fairy-tale king.
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.