In today’s first reading, Acts 16:11-15, we meet Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira. We don’t know much about Lydia except that she was a successful business woman, a Gentile who participated in Jewish worship services and through Paul, a convert to Christianity who offered Paul and his companions hospitality as they preached the Gospel in the city of Philippi. 186 more words
Shock value. Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber doesn’t shy away from it. Not one bit.
She’s a female pastor — and one whose body is covered in tattoos. 1,416 more words
For those of us that are single, sometimes it can be a bit challenging living a life of purity. It is especially harder among teenagers who are constantly under peer pressure to indulge in things just so they can fit it and be accepted by their peers. 869 more words