Scripture is filled with sexual violence. So, we learned, are our own lives.
They use Pharaoh’s tools to dismantle oppression.
God promises to build a bayit, a house. But not one with boundaries.
My daughter wants to know. Even as a biblical scholar, I don’t have a good answer.
The conflation of Christianity and American patriotism has never done either one any favors.
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?
Biblical scholar Tony Keddie shows how the conservative movement enlisted the Bible to help its cause.
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.
Four new books about biblical texts and their reception
Maybe we should see Pentecost as a celebration of land and labor in which the Holy Spirt is made known.