B126 – Pentecost 4 (Proper 7) 1 Sam 17:32-49, Mark 4:35-41
Rev. Assoc. Prof. Monica Melanchthon joins us to discuss the David and Goliath story (1 Sam 17:32-49). Their battle occurs in the “liminal space” between two armies, a place where God is found and works in unlikely ways and through unlikely people. In Mark 4:35-41 Jesus finds himself in a different liminal space between Jewish and Gentile territory. His calming of the storm reveals his divine power and identity. “Great wind” is replaced by “great calm” and ultimately “great fear” (reverence) as the disciples realise they stand in the presence of the divine.