Narrative Lectionary: So Many Tangents, So Little Time (1 Kings 5, 8)

This week’s readings are 1 Kings 5:1-5 and 1 Kings 8:1-13. We’ve skipped over the entire reign of David (which, honestly, is fine by me) and are now reading about the dedication of Solomon’s Temple. Of course, it is not really Solomon’s Temple, it is God’s Temple. Though reading through the full narrative here, from… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Uneasy Homecoming Edition (Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-4, 10-13)

I’ve been watching a TV show in which the heroine is a tortured private investigator with unusual abilities, who, it’s been clear from the beginning, has a painful history of loss and displacement. In a recently watched episode an evil villain who believes himself in love with her (and who also has unusual abilities) managed… Read More