Adapting a sermon he preached on this passage, Mitchell walks us through the violent and shameful details of 2 Samuel 13. These include evil scheming, rape, murder, a banished son and a passive king. It’s easy to want to avoid this story, but there are good and important reasons why it is in the Bible.
Why Is This Sordid Story in the Bible?: Four Reasons to Read about the Rape of Tamar
Author: Matthew C. Mitchell Date: April 16, 2015
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- More Than a Proof Text: “Men—Treat Women as Sisters”
- More Than a Proof Text: “You Are Dust—And God Gets That”
- Why Is This Sordid Story in the Bible?: Four Reasons to Read about the Rape of Tamar
- Ten Questions to Ask before Starting a Counseling Ministry in Your Church
- How to Talk with Someone about Sin
- Entitlement: When Expectations Go Toxic
- Struggling through Singleness
- More Than a Proof Text