Tag Archives: gender issues

With A Firm Sense Of Justice

Frequently I comment on the messages that are given at services on the Sabbath, after I have had some time to reflect and ruminate on them a little bit, and I would like to do so today as well.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Selected Canterbury Tales

The Selected Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, a new verse translation by Sheila Fisher This particular book is an example of the hazards of making a selected translation.  This is by no means a short book (although the fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Morning, Irene

Good Morning Irene (Irene Adler #2), by Carole Nelson Douglas This book, and indeed the series in which it comes, is probably the pinnacle of this author’s achievement as an author.  I’m not sure how I feel about it, because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Night, Mr. Holmes

Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler #1), by Carole Nelson Douglas In my reading of mystery series, especially those written by women with female protagonists, there is a lot of discussion that I tend to find tedious and irritating, largely … Continue reading

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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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