Favorite reads of 2021

Well, it is that time of year again. I've reviewed the list of books I read this past year, and these were my favorites (in no particular order): Feminist Approaches to the Bible by Phyllis Trible Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks Reading the Bible from the Margins by Miguel A. de … Continue reading Favorite reads of 2021

Jephthah’s Daughter: The Dangers of Patriarchy

After her death, Jephthah’s daughter is remembered by the daughters of Israel, but does the biblical narrative of her death attempt to praise her for simply being an obedient daughter? If so, should one be satisfied with celebrating adherence to patriarchal values, especially when it had disastrous results? Is justice served to this daughter of … Continue reading Jephthah’s Daughter: The Dangers of Patriarchy

The Woman of Thebez and a Stone of Remembrance

While we may not remember the heroic woman of Thebez, she was remembered in Israelite history, particularly by those engaged in battle. In the story of David and Bathsheba, David commanded Joab to send Uriah to the front of the battle so that he was sure to be killed. After the battle, Joab sends a … Continue reading The Woman of Thebez and a Stone of Remembrance

Blessed Are the Nameless

How many times a day are we on social media checking to see how much interaction there is on our posts and tweets? Are we becoming obsessed with trying to be an influence in the sphere of social media? In a world where we vie for likes and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and … Continue reading Blessed Are the Nameless

The Silencing of the Dancing Women of Shiloh

It was the annual festival at Shiloh and as was the custom, the ladies were getting ready to participate in celebratory dance. Little did they know that on this particular day their joyful dance would be interrupted by them being forcefully seized to provide men with child-bearing wombs. Dancing was most often, but not always, … Continue reading The Silencing of the Dancing Women of Shiloh