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How church sexism colours your view of Bible women

Biblegateway.com had, untill very recently, an article blaming Dinah for her rape (Genesis 34). The Bible does not blame her at all! Thank God (and I mean that literally) my Christians for Biblical Equality friends got that one taken down by their response. 608 more words

The Rest Of Scripture

Families of Saints

Yesterday was the feast of St. Macrina the Younger.

I didn’t know who she was, either. It turns out that she is the sister of St. 300 more words


Resurrection morning

Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, Joanna, and Salome went to the tomb while it was still dark on the first day of the week, after the Sabbath had ended. 239 more words

Condensed Gospel

Family entertainment

“Off with his head!” cried the Queen of Hearts.
It had all begun much earlier, with
a powerless princess, pawn pushed about
in a dizzying dance by the Queen and her King; 59 more words


Intoxicating Power

a sermon based on Mark 6:14-29, the death of John the Baptist

Guide us, O God, by your Word and Spirit, that in your light we may see light, in your truth find freedom, and in your will discover your peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  1,762 more words

David's Dance, And The Body

At the heart of today’s readings are two dances, two VERY different stories about dance. We have David dancing before the Ark of the Covenant, and we have Salome, who Mark mistakenly calls Herodias, which is her mother’s name. 1,763 more words


Poor King Herod

Poor King Herod the Second. He was having a bad day. To be honest, I suspect Herod had a lot of bad days. After all, it wasn’t easy being the ruler of Palestine, you are always caught in the middle between the demands of Rome and the Jews who were treated no better than pawns to be exploited by the Emperor. 1,175 more words