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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

Gretchen G. Hull was instrumental in the founding of CBE. A woman with few equals, she was a gifted mathematician, pianist, author, editor, philosopher, and church leader.

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

Like many other biblical texts, Gen 17:15–16 invades our worldview and reminds us that God sought out covenant partners—both male and female—to bring blessings to all the nations.

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

 In the literary sense, "character" simply means a person in a story. But of course, the word can also sum up someone’s exemplary personality—to have character is to have noble character. 

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

The promise of Gen 3:15—the greatest promise of all, known for centuries as the protoevangelium (“first gospel,” meaning “first [glimpse of the] gospel”)—runs through the OT as a beacon of hope.

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

While many commentators promote the idea of Euodia and Syntyche being prominent figures in the church, this interpretation sets them as the leaders of churches in Philippi. 

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

In Mark 12:41–44, a woman shows the readers the way to follow Christ as she foreshadows the suffering that lies ahead for Messiah and for the disciples by giving her “whole life” to God.

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

If we translate consistently key terms such as “prophet,” maintain female metaphors, and indicate the gender of feminine actors, readers will gain a grander understanding of how God worked through women in biblical times.

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text of love is patient verse

None of the articles or sermons regarding forgiveness or the dangers of retaining anger I read had discussion of relationship abuse. To escape the abuser who is part of the fabric of your life, you must garner fury and the wisdom to say it is evil and deplorable.

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Beth Moore speaking to a large crowd

Welcomed with handclapping and glee, the demeaning of women and people of color was celebrated on the platform and by attendees at the recent Truth Matters Conference. Leading the way was John MacArthur, a mega-church pastor, radio personality, and seminary teacher. His diatribe against women began as MacArthur offered two words that came to mind when he thought of Beth Moore. With impunity he said, "Go home!” 

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shadow figure behind prison bars

Looking back, I see even more clearly the spiritual abuse I suffered over and over. People often ask me how in the world I still believe in God with everything I have been through. It’s easy, I say. It was the people, not God, who abused me and twisted Scripture.

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