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Bible Study: Proper 7 (B) – 2018

June 25, 2018

1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 Because this text includes one of the most famous stories of the Bible, it can be tricky to get to a deeper level when many of us are accustomed to encountering it in a simplified, Children’s Bible version. A couple pointers, however, might help us move beyond a […]

Bible Study: Proper 6 (B) – 2018

June 18, 2018

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 “Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.” Grief is something that we all experience throughout the course of life, although it is most typically associated with death and other forms of loss. In this case, Samuel’s grief was twofold; he mourned the […]

Bible Study: Easter 7 (B) – 2018

May 14, 2018

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 They prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart.” An interesting and easily misleading aspect of this reading is found in Peter’s declaration that the Scriptures had to be fulfilled. At first glance, Peter’s analysis might seem like a strict application of a theology rooted in predestination. Throughout the ages, however, the Church has […]

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