June 24, 2018: Normal is a Setting on the Dryer

June 24, 2018: Normal is a Setting on the Dryer

We’re backing up a little bit in the story of Samuel this week—I fiddled a little bit with our scheduled readings from the lectionary, because I think this one is important enough to go back to. We’re in chapter 8, where Samuel, who was called by God as a prophet and...
June 3, 2018: Change of Plans

June 3, 2018: Change of Plans

Today, we’re going to hear a piece of Scripture that we don’t get to hear very often—from 1 Samuel, this is the call of Samuel, who was a priest and a judge over Israel, just before the time of the kings. But in order to fully understand what’s going on here, we need...