"... It is God’s steadfast love for his beloved, David, a love that is homosocial and, indeed, homoerotic in its expression, that is the very model of God’s love for Israel and, later, the Church. ... The plot only makes sense if we realize that Jonathan and David’s love unfolds against the background of Saul and David’s erotically charged relationship ... And just as we see David progressing in his experience of love and loyalty as he moves through his relationships with Saul and Jonathan, so, too, Yahweh, who is a rather capricious and unpredictable god at the beginning of the narrative, seems to mature in his capacity for steadfast love and loyalty as he moves through his relationships with Saul and David ..."
Well spotted, Greg Griffiths of Stand Firm! Our confidence in the standard of scholarship of the future assistant bishops of Los Angeles rises with every revelation in the run up to their election. This standard will serve TEC well as it pursues its course along the track it has chosen.