Book Giveaway: “Vindicating the Vixens”

Book Giveaway: “Vindicating the Vixens”

Book Giveaway time again! I’m featuring a fascinating book about the women of the Bible: Vindicating the Vixens. Each chapter is written by a different scholar. Sandra Glahn is the general editor. Just check out some of the intriguing chapter titles: Eve: The...
A Roman Father Couldn’t Disinherit an Adopted Son

A Roman Father Couldn’t Disinherit an Adopted Son

In the Roman culture when Paul wrote his Epistle to the Ephesians, a Roman father could disinherit a son born into the family, but not an adopted child. That fact has everything to do with Paul assuring his readers they were secure in their salvation. Here’s...
I’m Like the Samaritan Woman With Strategies

I’m Like the Samaritan Woman With Strategies

I’m just like the Samaritan Woman with honed defensive strategies. My primary defensive emotional and verbal response is anger and blaming another. Or pointing out that person’s inadequacies. In all the times I’d studied the Samaritan Woman,...
The Secret To Loving Well–Isaiah-Style

The Secret To Loving Well–Isaiah-Style

Who would have thought that Isaiah learned what it means to love others well. The story of Isaiah’s encounter with a holy God speaks volumes of how God loves well and wants us to love well without expectation of a return. The story starts with Isaiah standing in the...
We Forget Mary Faced Mortal Danger

We Forget Mary Faced Mortal Danger

Put yourself for just a moment into the thinking and feeling of teenaged Mary. Forget we know everything turns out all right. Forget she becomes respected. Forget she has the privilege of birthing and loving the human Son of God. Forget she is protected by God through...