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:
- What these stories tell us about friendship (focusing on Saul, Michal, Jonathan and David)
- Friendship’s counterpoint: Jealousy and hatred
- Deep discussion of friendship
- Importance of friendship
- Friendship in a gospel context
- Friendship with God
- How can we be better friends?
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Other Reading: 1 Samuel 31
Jen and Rebecca join 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.