Was Lilith Adam’s Wife Before Eve?

Some say Lilith was Adam’s wife before Eve, that is before religious authorities silenced the truth. The actual story is a bit more complicated.

The All-Seeing, All-Knowing, All-Searching Love of God

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people –robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ Luke 18:11-12 I once heard a story about Charles Spurgeon that, apocryphal or not, says something […]

How Stereotypical Barbie might shatter stereotypes about the Bible

Within my close circles, I’m famous (or infamous) for obsessing about movies after seeing them. Unexpectedly, “Barbie” became one of those movies.  For many, it has inspired and irritated, entertained and enraged, and roused and rankled. Many laud its female empowerment message. Others decry how it portrays men as clueless, narcissistic and power hungry. Though left almost […]

Juneteenth and the ethnic mosaic of Christianity

In the past few years, we’ve finally recognized Juneteenth, which celebrates the eagerly awaited complete emancipation of enslaved African Americans in America. As I reflect on it this year, I remember that Christian principles were the pulse of the abolitionist movement that led to Juneteenth. Yet a growing group of people see Christianity as a […]

All Rise: Objection! “The Bible Is Sexist” Part 2

In the previous episode, Abdu addressed allegedly sexist “texts of terror” in the Bible. Today, he presents his evidence for why the Bible establishes rather than inhibits the equality and dignity of women, often in very surprising ways!