#28 – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (My 100 Favorite Books)

Today we look back on the acceptance of slavery in the 1800s and before and ask what those people were thinking. How could they accept such a horrific crime to continue in their midst? Or we look to our more recent past and cringe at the crimes done by those in favor of segregation. Again, … Continue reading #28 – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (My 100 Favorite Books)

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#90 – Junia is Not Alone by Scot McKnight (My 100 Favorite Books)

Junia was a coworker with the Apostle Paul, she is mentioned in Romans 16:7.  For centuries though, this name was translated as "Junias", or as a male, because the assumption was simply that women could not be leaders in the church.  And since the church did not have female leaders, they made sure to modify … Continue reading #90 – Junia is Not Alone by Scot McKnight (My 100 Favorite Books)

Recent Reads – Horrible Advice to Soldiers, Beiber and Trafficking, Marriage, Guns and More!

Shameful, Ridiculous and Cruel Why on earth do people listen to anything David Barton has to say?  Not only is his history totally shoddy, but he teaches awful theology and ethics.  Whether it is assuming America is some sort of Christian nation so our wars are always blessed by God, or telling soldiers with PTSD … Continue reading Recent Reads – Horrible Advice to Soldiers, Beiber and Trafficking, Marriage, Guns and More!

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 11, Mary’s Hymn of Praise)

Day 11 – Mary Praises God - Luke 1:46-56 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great … Continue reading Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 11, Mary’s Hymn of Praise)