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And Your Daughters: Transforming Worship

Ruth Haley Barton recently included the following remarks about transforming worship in a larger piece she wrote about life together…. “Transforming worship is highly participatory. We embrace a liturgical style that is not focused on the up-front presence and performance … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Women in Monasticism

Marcella and Women in Monasticism Monasticism attracted more men than women, but from the earliest centuries women did play important roles in houses of charity. In the early centuries, the houses were loosely formed without a monastic rule or formal … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (Finale)

We bring our six-week look at fearless women to an end with this conclusion from Carolyn Custiss James… Embracing A Fear-less Legacy The Bible doesn’t teach us to keep looking over our shoulders to see if others approve of us … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (5)

Ruth the Initiator Ruth the Moabitess had to throw off layers of fear as a defenseless widow and an immigrant outsider in Bethlehem. But despite the risks to a lone woman, she entered the workplace to bring home the bacon … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (4)

Turning to look back into the Old Testament, Carolyn Custiss James continues to write about fearless women… Esther the Bold Esther’s fear was in the realm of politics, power, and a threatened genocide. Mordecia’s ultimatum was a direct challenge for … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (3)

Women Proclaimers of the Gospel And who can forget the women at Jesus’ tomb who were the first eyewitnesses of his resurrection. You’ve heard it before many times, I feel sure. But in the first century culture, women were not … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (2)

Through the insights of Carolyn Custiss James, we continue our look at biblical women who listened to God, not their fear. Trailblazing Mary of Bethany Mary of Bethany broke through a glass ceiling of her day when she made the … Continue reading

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