Apr 15

Don’t Judge Me, I’m Childless

By Jean E. Jones

Is there a place at church for those of us who don’t have kids?

January 7, 2014 | Today’s Christian Woman

Recently, a woman asked, “My husband and I are childless. How do you cope with the feelings of rejection and of being a minority in the church community?” Both she …

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Apr 01

Judging Motives: Bad Idea!

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet famously misjudges Mr. Darcy’s motives and severs their friendship and (apparently) her best hope of marital bliss. Indeed, judging motives is the cause of many a damaged relationship. One of the best ways to improve marriages, enhance friendships, get along better with colleagues, and become more winsome …

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Feb 17

Was Martha’s sister Mary a prostitute?

Stained glass of Martha and Mary: Was Mary a prostitute?

Question: Is Martha’s sister Mary the same person as Mary Magdalene, from whom seven demons were cast? Was Mary a prostitute?

The gospels have an account of Mary of Bethany—the sister of Martha and Lazarus—anointing Jesus’ feet and wiping them with her hair, and an account of a sinful woman doing the same. Many people …

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Feb 03

Why did Jesus say, “Eat his flesh”?

Jesus fed the multitudes before saying we must eat his flesh

Question: I was chewing on the passage where Jesus says we have to eat his flesh and drink his blood. How would you approach why Jesus would use these words?

That is a great question. After all, Jesus’ words in John 6:53-57 caused many people to stop following him. Let’s look first at the context …

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Jan 09

Top Posts for 2013

These were the six most popular pages and posts in 2013–see if you missed any of them:

  • Download The Story: This was by far the most popular page in 2013, with over 4,000 downloads of ”The Story: Personal Journal & Discussion Guide” in 2013!
  • Telescoped Genealogies: Was Rahab the Mother of Boaz? This late 2012 post …

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    Oct 16

    Trying to Turn Things into What They’re Not

    When I was a child, I tried to turn a Chihuahua into Lassie.

    I wanted a dog like Lassie, that heroic TV collie who had long orangish/brown fur, bits of black around her perky ears, and a huge white mane that fluffed softly from her chest and was always clean and brushed. Every week I …

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