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Through the Bible in on year 2018; 21st February

Today we read one of the more well known Psalms.

David had committed adultery with Bathsheba and then attempted to cover it up by arranging for her husband do be in a place where he would be killed. 206 more words

Bible Study

Love Tested by our Darkest Sins

“Lord I love you” is a powerful statement.  How do we protect ourselves from the hypocrisy of declaring it on Sundays, proclaiming it to receive affirmation on social media, but failing to hold fast to that commitment in the hard moments of our lives? 574 more words

Life Lessons

valentine's Day, ash wednesday, & lent: cleansing our broken hearts

the following is a homily on psalm 51 that i offered at first presbyterian church of berkeley, on the event of ash wednesday.

it’s the first time since 1945 that valentine’s day has fallen on ash wednesday. 2,160 more words

Barbara Brown Taylor

The Complicated Family History of Jesus

One of the most intriguing texts in the Bible is found in the very first chapter of Matthew in the genealogy of Jesus. At a  time when the lives of women were discounted, Matthew  included the records of five women, last of whom is Mary, mother of Jesus. 993 more words

Faith & Politics

You Have Given Occasion to the Enemies

You Have Given Occasion to the Enemies

People seem to have  the strong opinion  that their sins  are nobody else’s business.      If someone tells them plainly,  “You really shouldn’t do that.     736 more words


Why Modesty?

by Rosemary Lozier, BRM Staff

Eve had it, Bathsheba had it, and Delilah certainly had it. I’m talking about the ability that women have to use, or misuse, our God-given trait of persuasion. 516 more words

Christian Life

Be Merciful, O Lord, For We Have Sinned

Because Jesus is often called “Son of David” in the New Testament and so many of the psalm we say are attributed to David, we may tend to idealize the great king, an important figure in Jewish history. 317 more words