Here are five texts on which I’d love to hear a sermon.
Leviticus 21:18, 20-21: For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, … or a hunchback, or a dwarf, … or a man … with an itching disease or scabs or crushed testicles. (NRSV)
II Kings 2:23: Elisha left Jericho to go to Bethel, and on the way some boys came out of town and made fun of him. “Get out here, baldy!” they shouted. (GNB)
Proverbs 31:6-7: Alcohol is … for those who are in misery. Let them drink and forget their poverty and unhappiness. (GNB)
The Song of Solomon 7:6-8: You are as graceful as a palm-tree, and your breasts are like clusters of dates. I will climb the palm-tree and pick its fruit. (GNB)
Galatians 5:12 I wish those who unsettle you would castrate themselves! (NRSV)