“Mary: Mother May I? Finding Hope for Restoration Women in Mary’s Priestly Sacrifice Presented in Luke”

Mother, May I? The division over women’s roles and their supposed inability to address theological issues within the Restoration churches is the impetus for this paper. Of particular importance are two concerns. If a husband’s rule over his wife is inviolable as established by the creation narrative in Genesis, why in Luke’s gospel does God... Continue Reading →

Immanuel: God With Us!

One of my favorite verses is found in Matthew's Gospel: “Lo, I am with you always!” I’ve clung to that promise from my childhood onward.  I bought the small plaque (pictured above) with the verse in German when living in Nebraska nearly 20 years ago. It now hangs in my sewing studio often reminding me... Continue Reading →

“Mary, Mother May I?” Part 1 – The Hermeneutical Hurdle

A. Introduction In this series I begin sharing a good portion of my research project completed two years ago for my Masters in New Testament from Johnson University. It focused primarily upon Mary, Joseph’s wife, the mother of Jesus. These posts will expand further upon my original project, “Mary, Mother May I?: Finding Hope for Restoration... Continue Reading →

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