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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 13:1-7, 24-25)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 25, is Judges 13:1-7, 24-25, which we might describe as the “call of Samson,” but which in a way is more precisely the “call of Samson’s mother/Manoah’s wife/Zlelponi (by tradition).” The text (in … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 11:4-11, 29-31)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 18 is a section from Judges 11, the portion of the story of Jephthah where the elders of Gilead convince Jephthah to lead them in the fight against Ammon, and Jephthah’s vow. Here’s … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 6:11-18)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 11, is Judges 6:11-18, in which Gideon receives his call or commission from God. Here are my notes on this text: First impressions: This narrative in particular seems very incomplete without its background … Continue reading

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Pentecost

The text this morning (Sunday, June 4, 2017), which is the one we are studying in our class using the Uniform Series texts, is the first in a series of texts that remember God’s history of calling people into the … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 4:1-10)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 4 is Judges 4:1-10, the first part of the story of Deborah and Barak vs. Sisera. These are my notes on the text: First impressions: there are a lot of place names; Deborah … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, May 28 is the fourth and final chapter of the book of Jonah. My notes on the text include: “Anger” or “angry” shows up five times in the chapter’s 11 verses; almost all the … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

[A sermon mostly on Jonah 3, and a little on Revelation 7:9-17, for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.] The people of Nineveh – and to a lesser extent, the animals of Nineveh – are really the main characters of this … Continue reading

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