United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: 2 Samuel

God’s promised presence is already fulfilled. What we believe needs to be started, pursued, labored over, and completed for God’s sake is already ongoing.


King David had misgivings about a “free-range God.” Quite often, so do we: preferring God to stay where we put Them as a mirror of our own values and biases.


Vicki Kemper

I don't know why God would kill a man who tried to keep the ark of the covenant from falling over—or why King David would think Uzzah's death was God's doing.


Molly Baskette

I've moved to a new metropolis recently. 


Vince Amlin

Over the last few years, Christmas has gotten political.


Bob Thompson

What God longs to get through to us is this: "I just want you to be with me and discover that our relationship is not about performance or having you please me."


Jennifer Brownell

There is a woman you do not yet know.  A woman made sonless or daughterless by the machinations of the powerful.


Jennifer Garrsion Brownell

The hum of war is a persistent earworm that you can hear, it seems, wherever you go.