Drew continues the tragedy of Samson, discussing Samson’s careless slumber.
Drew picks up his study of Judges with Samson. First he looks at the problem of unawareness through the experiences of Samson’s parents.
Drew wrestles with the tough question of Jephthah: Did he really offer his daughter as a burnt offering? Or are other interpretations possible?
Correction: At one point, Drew lists Amon as a king of Judah who offered human sacrifices and calls him Manasseh’s grandfather. While Amon probably did offer human sacrifices, he was Manasseh’s son. Ahaz was Manasseh’s grandfather. 2 Kings 16:3 says he “burned his son as an offering, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.”
Drew tackles the enigmatic statement in Judges 10:16: “[The Lord] became impatient over the misery of Israel” (ESV).
Show note: While C.S. Lewis’s wife is referred to as “Joy Gresham” (her first husband’s name was Gresham), she is more commonly known by her maiden name, Joy Davidman.
Drew discusses Gideon’s son Abimelech: the rose, the thorn, the fire!
Drew continues Gideon’s story. He talks about God’s jealousy and ours.
Drew begins the story of Gideon. Everybody seems to be hiding, even God. Things, however, are never as they seem.
The series on the book of Judges continues with an episode on Deborah and Jael: “the prophetess and the assassin.”
Drew continues his series on the Judges, covering three of God’s unlikely heroes: an old-timer, a southpaw, and a foreigner.