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May 15, 2020, 9:00 AM
Where I go through a series of verses and notes and give the NET Bible a 1/8 on its handling of gender.
Jan 15, 2020, 6:49 PM
James H. Cone, in his book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, references lots of songs, art, and poetry. For the convenience of anyone reading the book who, like me, might want to hear and see...
Sep 1, 2018, 6:49 PM
These resources are helpful in navigating ways to use language that does not hurt the very people we are called to care for. "8 Reasons to Stop Saying ‘Men’...
Sep 1, 2018, 6:33 PM
“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” ~ Augustine of Hippo Definitions of Power: Although Max Weber emphasized the destructiveness of power-over, others have brought nuance
Jul 1, 2018, 2:53 PM
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun set on your irritation (author translation). The translation and application of this verse have to overcome quite a few questions. Is ὀργίζεσθε imperative or indicative? Does the mention of the setting sun refer to the end of the day, or is the meaning more metaphorical? What kind of anger is permissible (or even enjoined) and what is not? How is verse 27a related to verse 26?
Jul 1, 2018, 2:32 PM
Changing one's mind is a slow process, and I did not come to believe women could be ordained without a lot of prayer and study. Check out the introductory books, and then, I recommend regular reading on one or more of the websites listed here. And if you really want to dig into Scripture, be sure...
Jun 1, 2018, 2:32 PM
This book was transformational. Here is my summary. Replacing Israel with Christians as the people of God (a doctrine called supersessionism) created a hole in the theological imagination that Europeans were able to fill with themselves. Moving on...
May 1, 2018, 2:05 PM
You will like or appreciate different books and resources in a different order than I did. I started with The New Jim Crow, and it was so different from anything that I had been told or taught that it took me a long time to read it. That is probably more a factor of my past than of the book itself. I mention it, though, because if you, in the course of reading or watching or listening, find your beliefs being challenged, I want to encourage you...
Dec 18, 2017, 2:05 PM
Review of St. Clair, Raquel A. Call and Consequences: A Womanist Reading of Mark. Minneapolis, Minn: Fortress Press, 2008. The person of Jesus is of great importance to many African American women. He reveals God, and is a co-sufferer