Who was King David of the Bible?
Dr. Mark Gignilliat joins us today, exploring the fascinating and complicated life of King David, found in the book of Samuel.
Mark discusses the implications of David's life, his call, but also David's sin.
The Bible teaches that no man – no fallen human – can escape the corrosive effects of power over his life.
Plato talks about putting on the ring of power. Tolkien picked this up in The Lord of the Rings. If you put on the ring of power, there are all kinds of temptations that await you. Even sweet Bilbo Baggins, the little hobbit from the Shire is deeply affected by the putting on of the ring of power.
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Dr. Mark Gignilliat is professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, where he teaches courses in Old Testament and Hebrew, and also serves as theologian in residence at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham. Dr. Gignilliat is married to Naomi, and they have four children.