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#MeToo Story 1: Hagar

A #MeToo Story Hidden in Plain Sight Genesis 16Written by Josh Macha Hagar’s experience is a #MeToo story hiding in plain sight. Hagar, Sarai’s Egyptian servant, is given to Abram as a solution to Sarai’s infertility. After laying with Abram, … Continue reading

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Confronting the Bible’s #MeToo Stories

“Women’s story is there [in the Bible] written large, though it may be hidden in the text, and finding it might be like digging for gold.” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Rabbi Julia Neuberger In the early days of my quest to understand the Bible’s … Continue reading

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January 6 Revisited

Yesterday, we re-witnessed—in more horrifying detail—the brutal violence of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It was worse than we thought, yet mercifully and thanks to Capitol Police not as bad as it might have been. It was … Continue reading

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A Call for Help!

It is every parent’s worst nightmare—that something bad will happen to one of our kids. That nightmare is happening now to a dear friend, Christian brother, and colleague of mine—known and loved by many of you. Professor Paul Louis Metzger’s … Continue reading

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The Trump Conundrum of the White Female Evangelical Voter

A huge “Thank you!” to the 80 women who responded to the survey I posted in my previous blog, “Let it rip!—Donald Trump & White Female Evangelical Voters”.  Let it be said, “They let it rip!”   Their responses were candid, heartfelt, and … Continue reading

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Let it rip!—Donald Trump & White Female Evangelical Voters

This Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, Evangelicals 4 Justice (E4J) are hosting a ZOOM conference on Race, Gender, and Christian Nationalism to discuss the Impact of Trumpism on Evangelicals.  They’ve invited me to weigh in on the impact of Trumpism on Evangelicals, specifically on “the inroads of Trumpism … Continue reading

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“If only we’re brave enough…”

Yesterday’s inauguration of President Biden introduced us to a new voice. Twenty-two-year-old Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, became the youngest poet to read her poetry at a presidential inauguration. Her poem, “The Hill … Continue reading

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Vaccine for Despair

After the dark, difficult, and tear-soaked days of 2020, who doesn’t need this re-orienting and sure message of hope?! God’s people have clung to this changeless truth through wars, oppression, injustice, and atrocities—yes, even deadly pandemics and unspeakable losses. 2020 … Continue reading

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Virus as a Summons to Faith

In the early days of Covid-19, Professor Aisha Ahmad, University of Toronto (who is no stranger to suffering) offered this insight: Global catastrophes change the world . . . the legacy of this pandemic will live with us for years, perhaps decades … Continue reading

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The 2020 Ezer Surge

For a lot of people, 2020 is the year we’d most like to forget.  2020 will always remind us of the global Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been a year of irreparable loss of loved ones, jobs, businesses, even homes. Shutdowns have … Continue reading

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