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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was Junia Of Note Among The Apostles?

Sometimes mysteries return again and again for one to ponder over and wrestle with.  So it is with today’s mystery, an example of a situation where the place and role of a person mentioned only once in the scriptures becomes … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Four

What does one do when one understands 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, especially in context, to mean something different than it has often been interpreted?  This is by no means a straightforward question, since a great deal depends on who one is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ides Of April

The Ides Of April (A Flavia Albia Mystery #1), by Lindsey Davis Because I decided to take up a challenge in Goodreads that involved reading mystery novels, I thought I would try to find some historical mystery novels that I … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Three

Having previously [1][2] looked 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and discussed its controversial nature as well as its context within the whole biblical view of the public religious role of women, it is now time to turn our attention to the context … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Two

In our previous discussion on the subject [1], we noted that 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 has been a flashpoint of division concerning the interpretation of scripture.  This passage says that the law does not permit women to have a public religious … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part One

Last week, my mother sent me the link to a video about Silent Women from a biblical commentator that I had never heard of but whose reasoning about the passage of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 was sound.  She had received it … Continue reading

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Paul In 1 Corinthians: A Case Study Of The Genre of Responsa

In order to properly interpret the Bible, it is necessary to understand what genre the Bible is operating in.  If we view the Gospels as myths, for example, we will fail to take into account the historical truth they present … Continue reading

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What Women Want

When I was a young adult, a mediocre film was released with the provocative title What Women Want.  In the film the hapless main character played by Mel Gibson–a man who does not seem to know well what women want–finds … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grace & Guts

Grace & Guts:  Strategies For Living A Knock-Out Life, by Shannon Perry [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There is little in this book that is particularly … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Sacagawea

I Am Sacagawea, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos This book is a reminder of why it is such a hazard to write when one has an ax to grind and an agenda to push, especially when sources are … Continue reading

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