Biblical evidence on divorce challenges notions of power, not convenience

One of the most controversial issues in church and culture is that of divorce.  Even in an age that focuses on non-traditional relationships, divorce abounds and marriages are still as fragile as ever. This year, the Supreme Court will look at the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.  I think somewhere along the way,Continue reading “Biblical evidence on divorce challenges notions of power, not convenience”

“And your slaves, both men and women…shall prophesy”

[This is the third and final reflection on the Joel text and the Pentecost story in Acts 1-2.] “And your slaves, both men and women slaves . . . shall prophesy.” In the ancient world, there were people who held the top of the social echelon and those who remained at the bottom.  On theContinue reading ““And your slaves, both men and women…shall prophesy””