July 16, 2017

Romans 1: 21-28; 1 Samuel 18: 1-4 (NRSV) A teacher friend described her history curriculum for high school students. Instead of teaching facts, the curriculum presents copies of original documents from multiple perspectives. The students are asked to think about what the facts might mean. Conclusions vary, depending on the mix of perspectives presented, and … Continue reading July 16, 2017

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May 11, 2014

Reading Psalm 131; 1 Samuel 1: 1-20 (NRSV) In today’s Old Testament story, Hannah longs to be a mother. Her community does not support her in her sorrow. Her rival taunts, “Na-na-na: I have something that you don’t have!” Even her husband’s love cannot fix her sadness. When Hannah prays to God for a son, … Continue reading May 11, 2014