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Power, complacency and sending (4) David, Bathsheba and a different type of sending

We’ve seen the danger of being people who “send” demonstrating power, control and complacency. However, there is someone else in the Bible who sends. 181 more words

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Power, complacency and sending (3) David, Bathsheba and the middle aged leader

This is one of those risky posts because it has its roots in a bit of speculation. So, let’ out those disclaimers in place. Treat this as a ” What if” type post rather than a ” here is the definitive exegesis and application.”  486 more words

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Harassment Scandals Prove that Power Corrupts

In light of the numerous sexual harassment and sexual assault scandals, I decided to comment on how power corrupts. Sexual harassment on Capitol Hill is a symptom of this, and whatever the solution, it’s not to give the government more power. 274 more words

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Don't Rape (2 Samuel 11:1-4)


A long time ago, a king strolls the roof of his palace and spies a beautiful woman bathing. Being rich and powerful and used to getting what he wants, he orders the woman brought to him, whereupon he rapes her. 415 more words

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Power, complacency and sending (2) - David, Bathsheba and the workplace

Earlier this week, we thought through some lessons from David and Bathsheba for church life. Some time ago, we learnt that how we live together as a church family tracks out to how we live in our communities, families and workplaces. 340 more words

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Power, complacency and sending - Implications from David and Bathsheba for church life

“I would never do what David did … I would never be unfaithful, take advantage of someone else, use violence against a rival.” That’s what our minds tell us isn’t it. 641 more words

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The Five: Jesus's Ancestresses

We have always heard about the significance of the fact that the five women in Jesus’s genealogy are mentioned at all, given their gender and in some cases, foreign nationality, and what “unlikely” characters they were. 1,289 more words

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