The Downfall of Solomon (in less than 300 words)

In 1 Kings 1-11, 21 we get a sweeping story of the downfall of Israel.  Israel chose to go after other gods and the things of Egypt.  A key passage in this narrative dealing Solomon is the visit from the Queen of Sheba who says: …he made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.  1 [Read More…]

When Worry Disrupts God’s Cosmic Community of Care

I want to introduce you to someone.  Her name is Sadie.  After six months of marriage to Lauren, she started asking if we could get a puppy.  After months of hesitation… I gave in. Why the hesitation?  Because I didn’t want the responsibility of caring for an animal.  Chores like giving a bath or cleaning [Read More…]