17 Apr '14, 8pm

Rachel Held Evans is currently referring to God as "Herself." #FacepalmFriday

When referring to the earliest followers of Jesus, the Gospel writers often speak of two groups of disciples: the Twelve and the Women. The Twelve refer to the twelve Jewish men chosen by Jesus to be his closest companions and first apostles, symbolic of the twelve tribes of Israel. The Women refer to an unspecified number of female disciples who also followed Jesus, welcoming him into their homes, financing his ministry, and often teaching the Twelve through their acts of faithfulness and love. Just as Jesus predicted, most of the Twelve abandoned him at his death (John 16:32). But the women remained by his side—through his death, burial, and resurrection. This is the second installment of a four-part series about the women who surrounded Jesus during his passion. (See Part 1: The Woman at Bethany Anoints Jesus .) The final installment will run on Easter Sunday. Then Sime...

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From last year: "Women of the Passion Series"

rachelheldevans.com 17 Apr '14, 7pm

As requested, links to each of last week’s posts on the women of the Passion: Part 1: The Woman at Bethany Anoints Jesus “...

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vernonchan.com 18 Apr '14, 6am

A Japanese executive texting at a subway station in Kobe. Last week, I wrote about how I find great irony in the fact mobi...