God planned to use the mother’s womb as his agent to bring redemption into the world. When we come to the opening of the New Testament and we are presented with two mothers, we understand the implications.… Read More The Mothers of Jesus
Like all of the abuse allegations recently, the story of Dinah is ugly. Dinah was the only daughter of Israel (Jacob). Ironically, her name means ‘the one who brings justice.’ It is the feminine version of the name Dan. Lady Justice. I say ironically, because Dinah’s story has little justice. She was kidnapped in broad… Read More Her name was Dinah. #metoo
The most-loved title that Jesus uses for God is “Father.” God, who is not male, chose this designation to describe the protective care that is provided to all God’s children. It was an apt symbol for a patriarchal society that confirmed all relational, legal and public authority on the male head of households. But does… Read More Who’s your mother?
Sarah’s dishonor increased with every fertile promise God made to Abraham.… Read More Women in the Text: Sarah’s Shame
The capture of wives in the ancient world Within a generation after the fall of humanity in Eden, we read that Lamech “took” two women. He became the first polygamist, thereby rebelling against God’s decree that two people become one, and that the man should leave his family and cleave to his wife. Lamech “took”… Read More Women in the Text: Sarah’s Abductions