If Hagar’s story was a soap opera, Tamar’s an episode of Law and Order, then the story of Jephthah’s daughter is a Greek Tragedy. Found in Judges 11:29-40, this is the account of a single moment of faithlessness in the … Continue reading
Why I Won’t Be Joining the “Ban Bossy” Campaign
‘Bossy’ has officially been added to the feminists’ ‘no-no’ list of anti-female words. Sheryl Sandberg, a Facebook executive, partnered with Girl Scouts, Condoleezza Rice, Jane Lynch, Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, Victoria Beckham and Google to promote the “Ban Bossy” campaign. Sheryl … Continue reading
Tamar: Just a Raped and Discarded Princess?
The second “Text of Terror” story in Phylis Trible’s book is that of King David’s daughter, Tamar (2 Sam.13). If Hagar’s story was like Days of Our Lives, then Tamar’s is definitely something out of a Law & Order: SVU episode: … Continue reading
Victim, Home-Wrecker, Opportunist, or Unbeliever?
The story of Hagar in Genesis 16-21 has all the makings of a juicy episode of Days of Our Lives; including a discontented wife, a gutless husband, an adulterous affair, a seeming betrayal, a pregnant runaway, a mistreated servant, a tyrannical … Continue reading
Is Godliness First on Your List?
“So, um, what if I don’t find godliness attractive?” The college student mumbled into the phone to her older sister. “What do you mean?” Her sister asked, caught off guard by the question. One minute they had been talking about … Continue reading
Religion and Compatibility: Can Relationships Last Without It?
When it comes to finding that special someone with whom you could spend the rest of your days, compatibility will take you a long way. Sure, chemistry plays its initial role in sparking interest; Commonality may have a part in … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day Survivors
We made it, my single friends! We survived another dreaded black holiday universally known as “Valentine’s Day.” This is the holiday I have heard back-handedly labeled, “Single-Awareness Day.” It’s the time of the year when even shopping heightens your already-keen knowledge … Continue reading