Category Archives: Women of the Bible

Get Real!

When a woman who had led a “sinful life” heard that Jesus was having dinner in town, she crashed the party. Bold as she was, she did not approach him face-to-face. Instead, she stood behind him as he reclined at the table, tears streaming down her face.


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Come to the Water

In a vacant hostel set amidst the snow-laden Black Forest, I read the Good News Bible for the first time in my life. I have not eaten anything for days, but the thin, tattered pages of this book have become my communion bread, my nourishment. I am fascinated by these stories of men and women […]


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Neither do I condemn you

There was this woman with a big “A” on her chest. No, not Hester Prynne from the Scarlet Letter, but her predecessor. Her name in the Bible is simply “a woman caught in adultery.” Maybe she is nameless because that’s how she felt the day the teachers of the law and Pharisees brought her to the center of town and made her stand in front of everyone so they could stone her, or at least jeer at her. Maybe that day she felt nameless … until Jesus stepped in.


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Blessed is She

Mary. The mother of God. The Sinless one. The Holy one. The Blessed Virgin. History has painted Mary as perfect. Having a Queen in Heaven who advocates on our behalf has been remarkably helpful for countless women. Since I was not brought up with religion, however, I have only the Scriptures to define what the […]


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