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Song of Songs: NSFW

// August 29th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Well, I said we were going to start talking about wisdom literature, but it turns out that’s not quite right.  It would have been more accurate to say we are going to talk about the Solomonic corpus, books that are attributed to Solomon.  Of course, it is likely that little to none of these books […]

The Listening Heart

// August 15th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

There’s always a sequel.  Last week, we brought the story of David to a close, but this week we see his son, Solomon, take the throne.  We’ll spend a couple of weeks with Solomon and then move into some wisdom literature.  So maybe it’s more a coda than a sequel. You may recall that Solomon […]

Absalom, Absalom! The Original

// August 8th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

I wish I were a more literary person.  To my regret and my enduring hope for the future, I have not read the classics, the great works of Shakespeare, or much of the great literature of the 20th century.  I suspect that if I did I could make all kinds of comparisons with the stories […]

A Love Story

// July 25th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

This will be another challenging week.  Yet again, we will gather in the wake of a mass shooting.  We are told once again that it is too soon to talk about gun control, too soon to talk about politics.  We know that it is statistically likely that next week will witness another mass shooting and […]

Dancing toward Justice

// July 8th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

I’ll be out of town this Sunday, but fortunately our church is packed with great people.  Lindsey Mosher Trozzo will be filling in for me.  Lindsey is currently working on her dissertation on the ethics of the Gospel of John.  From our chat this evening it seems like this Sunday will be an extension of […]

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