Services

Top Topics

Connections

Please join us on these social networks:

Day1 Store

Books, CDs, Videos & more

Visit The Store

The Passionate Jesus

Day1 host Peter Wallace's new book on the emotions of Jesus is, according to Marcus Borg, “An illuminating and powerful personal meditation." Ideal for personal or group study.

Buy Now

Topic Features About Discernment

The Rev. Paul Roberts

A Fresh Read

1 Samuel 3:1-20

2nd Sunday of Epiphany - Year B

January 18, 2015

The Rev. Paul Roberts, Sr. (PCUSA)

 

In a 2010 biblical commentary entitled The Africana Bible--Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora, published by Fortress Press, Dr. Randall C. Bailey, a noted Old Testament scholar from Atlanta, writes:

Traditionally, the book of Judges gets its name from the charismatic leaders who rescue the Israelites' from foreign oppression, such as Jephthah, Abimelech, and Gideon, who are called Major Judges. With a surface reading of the book and an appreciation for the patriarchal nature of the biblical materials, one would think that the book is designed to lift up new heroes for the people. The problem is that all of the male heroes are flawed. Othniel cannot speak up to get a good land allotment. Barak will not go to war without Deborah. Gideon keeps testing God. Ehud is left-handed (which parenthetically was regarded by the ancients as a defect). Manoah cannot get the angel to recognize his authority. Samson fails to free his people and fails to curtail his womanizing.

Read full transcript...
no
video
image

The Rev. Martha Sterne (Part 2) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Martha Sterne (TEC)
The Rev. Martha Sterne follows up with Day1 host Peter Wallace and discusses her world with the poor in Atlanta and how that led to her calling to be a parish priest.
More...

Other Recent Content About Discernment

no
video
image

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn (Part 4) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn and guest, the Rev. Tiffany Knowlin, sit down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the future of the church and how FTE is working to shape it through education of a new era of faith leaders.

no
video
image

The Rev. Trace Haythorn - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn (PCUSA)

The Rev. Trace Haythorn sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the work of the Fund for Theological Education and how it might, and is, shaping the future of the church. For more please visit us at Day1.org.
no
video
image

Conversation with Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Part 2 - Day1 with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace and discusses a wide range of subjects including her upbringing in the church, discerning her call to ministry, youth and young adults in the church, her book "Tell it like it is" on testimony in the church, and what books she has found helpful in her own spiritual growth (she mentions Richard Fosters book on Prayer).