JUDGES 6:11-24
PSALM 85
1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-11
LUKE 5:1-11

In aviation—especially military—aviators are given a nickname that's used as a substitute for their given name. But it’s not just a random name, and it’s not chosen by the pilot. It’s conferred on them by others and says something unique about them or something (usually stupid) they’ve done.

I have a friend, last name Mouw, known as “Chairman”. Another friend’s is “Brick”. That’s a really good story.

This week’s readings contain stories involving two people with vivid nicknames that said something unique about them…or at least who they would become.