"There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife."--Genesis 20:11
Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of a royal mess without even being aware of it. Such was the case for King Abimelech.
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones."--Matthew 18:10
The parable of the lost sheep and the verse above arise from a question posed by the disciples at the beginning of this great chapter, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" (Matt.18:1)
Kassia – A Bold and Sensitive Byzantine Poet
Around the year 830, in Constantinople, that Byzantine Empress Euphroshyne organized a bride-show to find a wife for her newly-crowned sixteen-year old son Theophilos. This was a common match-making system of her times.
Christine de Pizan – Theologian and Mother
Christine de Pizan was the first professional woman writer in France, if not Europe. She is normally seen as an early feminist rather than as a theologian and a mother. But many of her writings are based on her study of Scriptures and the church fathers, and her questions about the role of women were triggered by her struggles as a single mother in a dangerous and cruel world.
Christine’s Early Life
Basic information – four ideas
Looking for the Lost
Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them;
Leave them alone and they will come home, wagging their tails behind them.
How are God’s people to respond? We remind each other:
- Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us.[i]
The Doctrine of Angels
With All Your Heart