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
Every generation will encounter evil. One theme of the book of Esther is that it is necessary for women to resist evil by refusing to be silent. I find this message to be relevant for current events. As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford speaks up before the whole nation concerning her story regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett… Read More Refuse to be silent.
The only direct instruction of Esther is how to throw a party.… Read More Party like its 479 BCE!
The book of Esther is a story designed to echo Israel’s literary history to encourage and inspire national hope for a good future. It is a tale of deliverance, and the influences of other Biblical deliverance narratives, such as Joseph, Moses and the Judges, naturally imprint the organization of Esther’s rhythm as the reader cycles… Read More Esther’s Historical Background
What does a female hero teach us about a silent God? It is through Esther’s speech, her voice, that God saves. How many women have been told, “If you remain silent at this time,” you will be useless to God’s plan? (Esther 4:14) The feminist lesson of Esther is that women have been given a voice for God to use. Who is man that he should silence it?… Read More Esther the Deliverer