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Gospel Women

The Samaritan Woman of Sychar (John 4)

June 10th, 2016

Eve, Delilah, Bathsheba, Mary Magdalene, and the Samaritan woman have often been portrayed as immoral. What’s with that? This article looks at the Samaritan woman without negative prejudices. Continue reading»

Women and Theology: Jesus said to her . . .

March 27th, 2016

Jesus talked about theology with women, a life-giving, vital theology. He answered their theological questions which answered their deepest needs, and he equipped them to talk theology to others. Continue reading»

What the Bible says about Mary the Magdalene

May 26th, 2014

This article looks at Mary Magdalene, and especially at what “Magdalene” might mean. Does it refer to Mary’s home town? Was it her nick-name? Or does it imply that Mary was a prostitute? Continue reading»

Male-Female Pairs and Parallelism in Luke’s Gospel

April 8th, 2014

Luke often presents the material in his gospel using male-female pairs. He paired people, parables and points in order to highlight an important principle concerning gender. Luke’s aim was to show that Jesus included women in every aspect of the gospel. Continue reading»

Jesus had many female followers – many!

March 14th, 2014

I had imagined that only a few women accompanied Jesus during his ministry and only a few were with him at his crucifixion, but the gospel writers state that there were many women with Jesus – many! Continue reading»

Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany

May 15th, 2013

Mary and Martha of Bethany are well-known Bible figures. The two sisters seem to have had different temperaments, and their characters are often polarized in the retelling of their story in the gospels. What is the background of these women, their faith, their situation? Continue reading»

Who will roll away the stone?

April 1st, 2013

Mary Magdalene and some other women knew a large stone had been rolled in front of the entrance to the tomb where Jesus’ body had been laid. They went to the tomb anyway. [300 words] Continue reading»

Was Jesus Poor?

March 17th, 2012

Was Jesus poor? Lately a few verses have come to mind which make me think that Jesus was not as poor as I have previously been led to believe. [800 words] Continue reading»

Christmas Cardology 6: The Virgin Mary

December 1st, 2011

Most religious art portrays Mary as serene, shy, somber, and even sad. Are they accurate portrayals? Also, does the Bible teach that Mary remained a virgin? Continue reading»

Why God is Sometimes Silent

April 30th, 2011

Matthew records the account of a Canaanite woman crying out for help, but Jesus doesn’t say a word (Matt.15:21-28). Why was Jesus silent? And why, like Jesus in this story, does God sometimes seem silent and remote to us? Continue reading»

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman – John 4:1-42

August 1st, 2009

In John’s fourth chapter we meet the Samaritan woman at the well, and read about her life-changing encounter with Jesus. She was very different to Nicodemus. A brief history of the Samaritans is included. Continue reading»

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