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Flashback Friday: Through the Wardrobe

This post is, interestingly enough, one of this blog’s most frequented posts since SWWF’s inception. I hope that’s not because Narnia students are stealing my work… Oh well, that’s between them and Aslan. There will always be hope in my … Continue reading

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Susan: A Character Sketch

It is doubtful any reader will say Susan Pevense is his or her favorite, but her character should be read with compassion, not contempt. Susan is… Continue reading

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PDA: A Look into the Worship Habit of Mary of Bethany

Mary’s first recorded act of PDA occurs in a famous scene where many modern books and biblestudies tisk-tisk Mary’s sister Martha for being hospitable, and perhaps a bit of a bossy older sister. But nevermind that. Sitting at the Lord’s feet is public worship, is slightly scandalous, and is perhaps what enabled Mary to understand Jesus’ predictions of his death—and what partly motivated her to exhibit her next recorded public display of affection: breaking the very expensive jar of perfume to anoint her Lord’s head and feet. Continue reading

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The Scarlet Thread Connecting Us All to Jesus

Rahab is chalked full of allusions — or references — to other Old Testament stories. For example, the author of Rahab’s story, probably Joshua, uses a very specific word in the Hebrew to make a very significant point. Chapter two, verse four: Joshua kicks off this story with a major reference to another story in Hebrew history. In our English Bibles, the verse reads, “But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them…” However, what it actually says is this: wattişpenehô, which means, she hid him.

Now, why would the author of our story do this when clearly she hid them? As Westerners, we… Continue reading

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