Jelani Greenidge

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Jelani Greenidge is a communication specialist who ministers in and around Portland, Oregon as a worship musician, cultural consultant, and stand-up comic.

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Success. Can’t Find It? Don’t Grind It.

Sometimes preaching can have unintended consequences. I recently had the privilege of preaching through the David and Goliath story, and it illustrates an important distinction in biblical interpretation. Bible stories like that one can be either descriptive (describing the world and the Lord who created it) or prescriptive (instructive toward the way God’s people should behave). There are strong elements of both in 1 Samuel 17.