Narrative Lectionary: The Other Side of History (2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5)

Reading through the stories about David is like flipping through a photo album and watching a family member age over time.  Here, we meet a mature David, a man of accomplishment but not yet the callous king who wreaks so much havoc to satisfy his own whims.  This is no longer the impulsive boy who… 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