Monthly Archives: August 2013

bible blog 1123

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: UK POLICE HARRASS SECURITY LEAK JOURNALIST’S PARTNER 2 Samuel 18:9-18. New English Translation (NET) 9 Then Absalom happened to come across David’s men. Now as Absalom was riding on his mule, it went under the branches of a […]

bible blog 1122

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline form world news: Thousands of Syrian refugees cross the Tigris into exile 2 Samuel 17:24-18:8 New English Translation (NET) 24 Meanwhile David had gone to Mahanaim, while Absalom and all the men of Israel had crossed the Jordan River. 25 Absalom had […]

bible blog 1121

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings, in this case the story of King David, one the greatest in world literature. A headline from world news is selected for the reader’s concern; and sometimes for its relevance to the bible reading. 40 Coptic churches burnt in reprisal for Egyptian Christians’ support […]

bible blog 1120

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along wit a headline from world news: PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN MAMMAL REVEALED 2 Samuel 15:19-37 New English Translation (NET) 19 Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why should you come with us? Go back and stay with the new king, for you are a […]

bible blog 1119

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: EGYPT’S PM DEFENDS CRACKDOWN 2 Samuel 15:1-18 New English Translation (NET) Absalom Leads an Insurrection against David 15 Some time later Absalom managed to acquire a chariot and horses, as well as fifty men to serve as his […]

bible blog 1118

 This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings. At present it follows one the greatest stories in the world, that of David, the king. This ancient narrative is also one of most profound theologies available to humanity. A headline from world news points to its contemporary relevance. Egyptian Government kills protesters Samuel […]

bible blog 1117

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news:   Zimbabwe’s dictator tells opposition that dogs will not deign to eat their dead bodies   2 Samuel 14:1-20 Good News Translation (GNT) Joab Arranges for Absalom’s Return 14 Joab knew that King David missed Absalom very much, […]

bible blog 1116

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: Suspected Nazi war criminal dies in Hungary 2 Samuel 13 New King James Version (NKJV) Amnon and Tamar 13 After this Absalom the son of David had a lovely sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son […]

bible blog 1115

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN BELFAST 2 Samuel 12:15-31 New King James Version (NKJV) 15 Then Nathan departed to his house. The Death of David’s Son And the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it […]

Bible blog 1114

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: TRIAL OF KILLERS OF ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA RESTARTS IN MOSCOW 2 Samuel 12:1-14 New English Translation (NET) Nathan the Prophet Confronts David 12 So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to David, Nathan said, “There were […]