Confessing Sexual Sin (Psalm 51)

Nathan confronts David (Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld)Where do you confess your sexual sins?

David confessed his in the best-selling book of all time.

I probably wouldn’t want to do that.  (In case you weren’t sure, I was talking about the Bible, not God Behaving Badly.)

We discussed this topic in a recent class after studying Psalm 51, David’s confession after committing adultery.  Read about it here in this recent post for Biblical Seminary’s Faculty blog: Confessing Sexual Sin (Psalm 51).

Image of Nathan confronting David (Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld) from


  1. Have you read “Misreading Scripture Through Western Eyes?” It is fantastic. The authors deal with the David & Bathsheba story through the lens of honor and shame. It blew my mind!

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