The Wheedler

19-Sep-21 II Corinthians 8:1-15 I’ll be up front with you, right off the top. The Apostle Paul is wheedling money out of the followers of Jesus in the city of Corinth, and he’s doing it with both sarcasm and shame, so buckle your seatbelts. The apostle was gifted in the arts of both sarcasm and […]


Adultery is Only One of Them

12-Sep-21 II Samuel 11:26-12:7a Most of us, I think are fairly familiar with the treachery and conniving machinations that King David engaged in, in order to secure a new love interest for himself. The story of David and Bathsheba is a very complicated account of lust and abusive power coming together in about as many […]


Gladly Complicit

22-Aug-21 II Samuel 11 Joab is a bad man. Usually when we think of the sordid episode of King David’s adultery with Bathsheba, Joab doesn’t even cross our minds. Joab? Who’s he? Well, Joab is actually a rather significant character in this whole, terrible drama. Usually we think about David. We know better, but David […]