Narrative Lectionary: Questioning Motives and Legacies (2 Samuel 7: 1-17)

We start today with King David finally resting. David had been a fugitive on the run, fleeing from Saul’s jealous wrath. Now David’s fortunes have changed. These verses emphasize David’s new power and security not only by calling him “king” three times, but also by noting how he’s in a house of precious cedar. It… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: How to Handle Mansplainers (Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34; 50:15-21; Luke 6:35)

Hi everyone! I’m glad to join the RevGalBlogPals community with my first post today. This week’s lectionary text is familiar, yet it’s bothering me in new ways. Firstly, where are the women? To place myself in a meaningful way in this story, I yet again have to engage it through male eyes. Or do I?… Read More