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#MeToo Story 3: King David’s Daughter Tamar

Her Face in Her Hands:Tamar’s Story as a Blessing during #MeToo/#ChurchToo 2 Samuel 13Written by Amy Lineburg Knöttner The Patriarchal Backdrop As the first-born son, he held the the position of highest value in the family, and yet Amnon wanted … 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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ARDEN UPDATE #16: A New and Improved Spica

Dr. Blumberg’s progress report following Arden’s recasting on Tuesday, June 11, could not have been better! He said “her hip looks great” and he is “pleased.” He also said the care of Arden’s cast and skin was “some of the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Hero!

How far we’ve come since the days when we sought to protect and cherish our women. . . . Have we forgotten that it is our glory to die in their place? —Greg Morse Some evangelical leaders are alarmed at … Continue reading

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The Beat of a Mother’s Heart

In the aftermath of my mother’s death last week, I came across this tender thought:  “Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.”  In the case of my mother, I’m not “the only … Continue reading

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The Men of Troy

Nothing pleases me more than seeing Ruth’s name in lights—especially when I know it is the ezer-warrior version of Ruth (rather than the Cinderella version) who is getting the attention. Ruth was in the spotlight again last week at Kensington … Continue reading

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Called and Courageous Girls!

The brave little climber in this photo is my four-year-old grand-ezer. She’s the same little ezer who, this past summer at a pool here in Philly, stood in line with kids twice her size and—armed with her floaties—jumped off the diving board … Continue reading

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#MeToo and #HeToo—Holding Abusers Accountable is Good for Them

Current events have a way of shedding fresh light on ancient biblical texts. The steady stream of sexual assault allegations currently dominating the news has cast a blazing beam of light on an ancient biblical text I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Moody Takes the Lead Again!

It was a week to remember. What happened that week was enough to create a serious case of cultural vertigo. It was a dizzying clash of perspectives on women. The worst of it came when movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual … Continue reading

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God Bless the Girl Child!

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 the official International Day of the Girl Child. In today’s world, there are 1.1 billion of her, and she is reason both for celebration and for concern. Girls are … Continue reading

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