May 28, 2017

Reading 1 Kings 2:1-11 (NRSV) Today's reading recounts King David's final words; his last will and testament. Although David epitomizes the good kings of ancient Israel and Judah, this passage reveals a mix of God-centered and self-centered sentiments. First, he directs Solomon to focus on God. Solomon is to walk in God's ways, and keep … Continue reading May 28, 2017


September 11, 2016

Reading 1 Kings 17:8-16 (NRSV) Imagine you are the person in the old story, desperately thirsty while traveling through a desert. You find an old well with a pump. You see a small jug, with a note that says, “Pour ALL of the water from this jug into the pump to prime it, and this … Continue reading September 11, 2016