The story of the faithful friendship between Jonathan and David, destined political opponents who instead became dear friends, is a masterpiece of storytelling. Once again, these powerful examples rest on historical realities far more complex and even troubling. This portion of the episode discusses:
- Jonathan and David’s love and friendship in literary perspective
- The historical Jonathan and David
- What do we learn from these stories?
- What can we draw from the disparity between these accounts?
III. Study Notes
- Return to the reading
- Friendships and social norms
- Boundary navigating in friendships
One Time Donation:
Other Reading: 1 Samuel 31
Jen and Rebecca continue the discussion.
Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability (worth linking to again)
Since this is the 100th episode, I also wanted to link to an interview I did with Exploring Sainthood that discusses the podcast, among other topics. Be aware it fits more into the “Study Notes” tone, which is why I did not include it in our feed. But do take a listen if you are interested.
Thanks to James Estrada for post-production, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.