Narrative Lectionary: #Bathshebatoo (1 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27, 12:1-9)

The important education of the #metoo and #timesup campaigns now shape our understanding of Bathsheba, as we consider her story again.  Generally, her story is a background to talk about David’s failures.  No surprise, it’s all about him.  Dr. Wil Gafney first prompted me to think about it the other way, to see this as… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: We all need a Nathan. (2 Samuel 12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9)

Find this week’s texts here: NRSV CEB “Why do people cheat?” wondered my daughter, as we drove her back to Smith College after Fall Break. She is a sophomore and an idealist, still. We weren’t talking about the honor system and academia. We were talking about relationships. Why *do* people cheat? We discussed some of… Read More