Posts tagged "King David"
Hopelessly Devoted: Second Samuel Chapter Twelve Verse Seven

Hopelessly Devoted: Second Samuel Chapter Twelve Verse Seven

This morning’s entry from the Mockingbird Devotional comes from Sean Norris.

Nathan said to David, “You are the man!” (2 Samuel 12:7, NIV)

Life is a game of denial. In fact, I would argue that most of the things we fill our day with are, or at least can be, tools for denial. Work, play, shopping, television, relationships, hobbies, philosophies—anything can be used to manipulate the reality of things gone wrong. It would not be too far to say that Christianity itself has often been used as a tool of reality-rejection.

People often have a sober view of themselves around the time of…

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Opening King David

Opening King David

All you culture-vultures out there, one of our favorite contemporary poets, Brad Davis, has a new collection out this month. Davis is that rare artist who can deal with religious themes without concealing his humanity or feeling the need to protect his Lord. If you’ve enjoyed the Scott Cairns poems we’ve posted, you’ll love Brad’s. Indeed, the integration on display here is something to behold; no crevice of human feeling or experience goes unexplored – and while the language is beautiful, it’s also unassuming and funny (and, thankfully, never pious), which is hard to do, especially when you’re addressing themes…

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