Liturgy that Matters – July 11, 2021 – 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Themes: When it comes to the kind of praise witnessed in this text, we must have ways of holding ourselves and each other accountable. How do we know whether we are praising God or power, a healing force or a destructive one? Sometimes the construction of God we hold tight is declared loving but also endorses war and genocide. How do we reconcile these realities in our theologies and within our own hearts? And what might we learn from those like Michal who despise the praise of such violence in the name of a deity?
This week’s sermon commentaries are written by Casey Overton with liturgy by Molly Bolton.