I'm writing in the margin of a book--I'm a scribbler of notes and check marks--and notice that my eyes can't see what I'm writing as clearly as they used to. And I am so grateful for all the years I've had good vision; all the books I've read and thoughts I've pushed into paper.
Is the serpent in the garden Satan? Is the serpent quoting scripture? Is Satan evil? I do my best to look at these three questions.
Sometimes our theology can be misogyny masquerading as the Word of God. This might be the case with Peter's mother-in-law.
But we were gentle among you.1 Thess 2:7 For you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do love all the brothers and sisters throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, beloved, to do so more and more.1 Thess 4:9-10 So then let us not die as others do, but… Continue reading The Good Parts: 1 Thessalonians
There is ALWAYS a need for a Martha. Things don't get done without Marthas. "LET'S PUT ON A SHOW!" You're gonna need a Martha.