Week 23: June 4 – June 10

June 4, 2017 is Pentecost. If you missed Charlotte’s Pentecost blog you can read it here. And/Or explore this website I found: My Jewish Learning. Here are some articles on this ancient Jewish festival still celebrated as Shavuot.

In the meantime, Living in The Story finishes our reading in the book of Judges. Hero tales of the infamous Samson. Super human strength and a secret that becomes his Achilles heel. Classic storytelling about a tragic hero, deeply flawed and conflicted. Lust and violence and the subversive power of women. It’s all there in our Scriptures. These books contain some of the stories that feminist scholar Phyllis Tribble calls the “texts of terror.” Again, remember to ask yourself not: did this really happen? Rather ask: what does this mean?

Living in The Story continues in Luke and Acts as we follow Jesus to the cross and follow Saul/Paul on his road to Damascus.

Judges 14-21

Psalm 6

Psalm 31

Psalm 85

Luke 22-23

Acts 8-9

Living in The Story blog for Week 23


Author: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs in Paris TX. She is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and developed Living in The Story while doing doctoral work at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Charlotte also blogs about intersections of faith, politics, and culture at CharlotteVaughanCoyle.com.