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And After the Judges Came …

We finished our in-home study of Judges before Christmas, but I never got around to posting the online part. The night of our last study I received word that a very close family friend had gone to be with the Lord. Writing discussion highlights fell by the wayside as I …

Samson’s Women

Yesterday I posted about Samson’s Nazirite vow. Today I’ll share some of Wednesday night’s discussion on Samson’s women: his mom, his wife, his prostitute(s) and, of course, Delilah. A novel I read recently suggested that all these relationships were tremendous love stories. The book, while very well-written, suffered from more …

Java with the Judges: Samson, the Nazirite

This week in our Bible study we discussed Samson. Oh … Samson. If you’re following along in the workbook, this is Week 5. In your Bibles, it is Judges 13–16. Samson had issues. He probably had some mommy issues. He definitely had some anger management issues. He had issues with …

Jephthah’s Story (Judges 10-12)

We continue our study in Judges with the story of Jephthah, a fella with a rough background, a dysfunctional family and the humility to overcome it all. Humility to overcome trials? Yup. Usually we think of strength and tenacity when we talk of victors, but not this time. A major …

What’s up, buttercup?

I seem to have fallen into a pattern of blogging lots on the weeks that I have Bible study and then blogging not at all on the weeks I don’t. It’s not intentional. It’s just the rhythm found this fall. This is a Bible study week, so you may hear …

On Gideon (Judges 6–9)

We’ve made it halfway through our study on the book of Judges! I hope you’re all still with us. If you’re new to this series of posts, scroll back a bit through past posts to see anything you may have missed. This week we’re covering Judges 6–9. The whole section …

Judges 4-5

This is one of several posts in a series studying the Biblical book of Judges. If you missed the previous posts, just scroll down a bit and you can catch up. In these chapters we read the story of one unique judge and one major battle. Here’s the story. Barak …

Judges: Chapters 1-3

This post is the third of a series studying the biblical book of Judges. If you’re just joining us, you may want to go back to the beginning. Follow these links to the first and second posts. The book of Judges opens with one major question: Who will be our …

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