Tag Archives: gender issues

Book Review: The Darcy Connection

The Darcy Connection (Darcy #5), by Elizabeth Aston Having previously read (and at least mildly enjoyed) a previous book by the author [1], I had some idea of what to expect going into this novel and my expectations were met … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Sheryl Crow

Although I have been a fan of Sheryl Crow’s since her solo debut in Tuesday Night Music Club, and later on I realized that I had been somewhat familiar with her thanks to her work as a backup vocalist for … Continue reading

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Book Review: 40 Verses To Ignite Your Faith

40 Verses To Ignite Your Faith:  Surprising Insights From Unexpected Passages, by Laurie Polich Short [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is an example, and a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Second Sex

The Second Sex, by Simone De Beauvoir It is not often that I take it upon myself to read sprawling and somewhat self-contradictory works that are considered to be milestones of feminist theory, but when a friend (and relative) of … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Did The Office Of Prophetess Continue Into The New Testament Church?

Over the past few weeks or so I have written far more often than I would have liked on the question of women in the church.  Yet this particular issue seems to strike at a variety of fault lines and … Continue reading

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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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