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Is the Bible a Book about Men? What about Women?

So . . . apparently some women these days have just a few problems with the Bible: “It’s all about men!” “The Bible represents an archaic, male-dominated society.” “In the Bible, women are basically men’s property.” “Men do all the important

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The Mother of All the Living

In Genesis 3:20, after Adam and Eve have earned themselves a one-way trip out of the Garden of Eden, we read: The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all the living. I am struck by

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What is the Source of Human Fragility, Sickness, and Disease?

Here is a spiritual conundrum posed by a reader named Joe: I’m looking for doctrinal statements that deal with the human physical fragility and its source. Is human fragility (sickness, disease, etc.) a consequence of original sin? Is human fragility

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Man, Woman, and the Two Creation Stories of Genesis

A reader named Kim left a long and thoughtful comment on my previous post, “What are the Roles of Men and Women toward Each Other and in Society?” This post is a response to that comment—which I’ll quote for you

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What are the Roles of Men and Women toward Each Other and in Society?

Man + Woman = Confusion? There are few issues so hotly debated in today’s society as the roles of men and women toward each other and in society. The arguments range all the way from those who maintain that man

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Curses or Consequences: Did God Really Curse Adam and Eve?

There’s an idea afoot that God cursed Adam and Eve because they disobeyed him. But that’s not what the Bible says. The whole story unfolds in Genesis chapter 3. God had said to Adam, “You may freely eat of every

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Which Tree is in the Middle of Your Garden?

For a video reading of this article on YouTube, click here. In the spiritually symbolic garden that God planted eastward in Eden in Genesis 2—the garden where God placed Adam (a Hebrew word meaning “humankind”), and later Eve (a Hebrew

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Can We Really Believe the Bible?

Some Thoughts for Those who Wish they Could Our best modern science tells us that: The universe is almost fourteen billion years old. Our solar system formed gradually about four and a half billion years ago. Life first appeared on

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