The Hell of Parenting: A Study of 1 Samuel

By Jacob D. MyersFew narratives in the Hebrew Bible are more foreign to us than this week’s lectionary.We do not give away our children. In a society determined by socio-economic forces utterly beyond the control of individual citizens (e.g., globalization) we do our best to prepare ourselves for the inevitability of change. But what happens when we lose our footing?Contemporary life changes too fast for habits and routines to have any chance to settle into a pattern. Western individuals … [Read more...]