How Did Jesus Treat the Women of His Day?
September 2nd, 2014

How Did Jesus Treat the Women of His Day?

Maria Wolf

The women of first century Palestine weren’t highly revered—until Jesus came along. This carpenter from Nazareth upended expectations about who women are and how they should be treated. Stories of widows, wives, sinners, Samaritans, loyal friends and faithful companions pepper the pages of the Gospels. Jesus—in the ...

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7 Female Heroes in the Bible
August 7th, 2014

7 Female Heroes in the Bible

Jennica Stevens

When I ask people about their favorite Bible characters, I often get the same answers: Moses, David, Paul, Peter with the occasional Noah or Daniel. Don’t get me wrong. These are great guys. But the Bible also includes the stories of some great (and often overlooked) female role ...

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Do You Feel Pressure to be the Perfect Woman?
July 31st, 2014

Do You Feel Pressure to be the Perfect Woman?

Maria Wolf

Super mom. Super wife. Super worker. Super life. Many women might use these words to describe themselves. Often, they try to be the best version of themselves for their kids, their husbands, their employers, their social media friends. All this, despite the Bibles message that Gods love for ...

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Are Marriage and Family a Woman’s Highest Calling?
June 5th, 2014

Are Marriage and Family a Woman’s Highest Calling?

Maria Wolf

Does every woman in the church need to be married withchildren in order to lead a happy, fulfilling life? Certainly not. But many single women may feel pressure to comply with whatthe church often upholds as an ideal state of womanhood. Kate Wallace is a single ...

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Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
April 18th, 2014

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

Maria Wolf

Editors Note: The Spiritual Exercisesdeveloped by Ignatius of Loyola were written to challenge you and me toexperience the Bible in a new way. As you contemplate a passage, use yourimagination to enter the scene as an active participant—as one of thecharacters in the story you are reading. The ...

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Mary’s Loving Ambition
January 29th, 2014

Mary’s Loving Ambition

Maria Wolf

Can anyone defend ambition? At the recent Q conference on Women and Calling, speaker Kathy Khang did. I thought it was a curious choice. I was ...

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The Case for Scripture and Grace
January 28th, 2014

The Case for Scripture and Grace

Maria Wolf

“The world breaks everyone.” —Ernest Hemingway American writer Ernest Hemingway had an uncanny ability to penetrate the truth quickly. In these four words, Hemingway gets to the heart of why we need the hope of Scripture and the grace of Jesus Christ, ...

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