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Women of Holy Week: Mary of Bethany

No human being in the New Testament — besides Jesus — listens better than Mary of Bethany. As we go deeper into Holy Week and come closer to the cross, consider the unmatched gift she gave him: the deep and profound gift

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Women of Holy Week: Martha of Bethany

Bottom line:  One thing, Martha. One thing. We’ve all got a lot on our minds this week. For clergy, a zillion services. For travelers, fatigue and worry about making it home. For those hosting Easter dinners: house cleaning, cooking, and trying to

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DNA Does Not a Mother Make

I lost my mother to cancer when I was eleven. And still I yearn for her voice. I mourn that my memories of her are limited; I keep reviewing the moments I can remember, and there are no new ones.

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Martha of Bethany: Finding the Main Course

Why does Martha of Bethany have such a bad reputation? Because she’s so organized? Because she complained to Jesus? (I like that about her; it takes some chops to complain to The Guy.) Here’s the well-known part of her story

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Mary of Bethany and the Art of Sacred Listening

No human being in the New Testament, besides Jesus, listens better than Mary of Bethany. As we go deeper into Lent and come closer to the cross, consider the unmatched gift she gave him: the deep and profound gift of

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Mary and Martha: Warrior Women of Heart and Soul

Biblical warriors are usually seen as armed with swords or bows or spears. But Martha and Mary of Bethany were warriors of the heart and soul, using tools of exhaustive hospitality and fierce love to engage Jesus as brother, friend

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Women of Lent 2: Mary of Bethany

Sensual. Tender. Loving. Discerning. Clearly Mary of Bethany was Jesus’ soulmate. How else might we describe a woman who sits at Jesus’ feet, listens carefully to his every word, pours expensive oil over said feet, then dries them with her

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The 2014 Top 10 Coolest Bible Women Awards

Movie stars have the Oscar awards, world leaders the Nobel prizes, TV the Emmy awards…and now, possibly for the first time in world history (okay, that’s probably a stretch)…are the 2014 Top 10 Coolest Bible Women awards! Totally subjective, but here

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