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    Beyond Loneliness

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    Do you struggle to relate to the Bible?

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    Timeless Wisdom on Prayer

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    Encouraging devotions that will help grieving women find strength, comfort, and healing

    Drawing from scripture, a wide range of literature, and her own experience, Nell Noonan has created a wonderful collection of devotions
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April 8, 2016

The Woman Who Built a Soulmaking Room

The Soulmaking Room

The Soulmaking Room by Dee Dee Risher

By Dee Dee Risher

This article was originally posted at radicaldiscipleship.net and is used by permission.

The Bible comes to us out of a patriarchal culture. At the same time, I believe firmly that the hand of the Spirit of God shaped what was recorded, however troubling or puzzling; however, these recordings may reflect the dynamics of oppression in this world rather than the creative liberation I feel is core to the reign of God. I hold these two realities in tension.

Because of this conviction, I pay constant attention to the stories of women who do break into scripture. Most of them are, predictably, relegated to the margins. They can appear sidekicks to the “real” stories of the (male) prophets, kings, patriarchs, warriors, and holy men. Yet hidden precisely within these “narratives of the margins” are the rankling questions that upset the power structures and interrogate our assumptions about God. read more

 
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