The old saying “April showers bring May flowers” can be traced back to 1387.
Author, speaker, and church programming innovator, Daniela Jean earned her M.A. in global strategic communication from Florida International University. In 2001 Daniela started the Hands at Work for Christ Sign Language Troupe and spent a three-year term on the Florida Conference Executive Committee. She has won several regional “under forty” awards and was a 2018 EBONY magazine POWER 100 people’s choice nominee.
But it is in Paul’s letters — all of them written in a fairly short span between the middle fifties and sixties before his execution in CE 64 — that we get a sense of a biblical author in some detail. He can be, and probably was, an infuriating person. He certainly provoked enough animosity to be beaten, threatened by mobs, chased out of towns, and forced to flee for his life more than once.
After these few explorations it appears quite weird how we men have rendered this radical prophetic voice through our Bible translations. We have made out of a substantial “half” an insignificant part of the body, a “rib.” And out of life saving “keeper/foundation/protector” we have made a nice optional “kitchen aid,” a helper.
Who was this Man? Was He a prophet, or much more? The multitudes had followed Him to the Mount of Beatitudes, desperately seeking that answer.
Tiffany Llewellyn unveils her podcast, Girl Meets Church, on the Adventist Voices by Spectrum platform, and talks with Phillip M. Malcolm in this first episode.
In “The Trial of God,” the culmination of his anthology on humanity’s struggle to understand its savage history, Anarchy and Apocalypse: Essays on Faith, Violence, and Theodicy, Osborn uses the Christian lens to view the Shoah with respectful acknowledgement and Jobian questioning.
Patience, from the Latin verb pati, means “to allow, to suffer,” in the sense of endurance. To be patient with someone is to allow for their slowness, their fumbling, perhaps also their irritating arrogance.
The film offsets its visual imperfections with inventive storytelling and generally effective dialogue, by turns fanciful, realistic, and didactic, conveying a clear message without overwhelming (usually).
It’s a small tweak, but it changes everything. It’s as if Jesus says it’s not about them, it’s about you. This helps us change our initial question.