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Out of Egypt…

"People of color groups are widely featured in biblical history and not always as enemies of God's purposes or the Gospel story, but rather, they were often instruments for effecting the redemption story."

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Women ‘Keeping Watch’ In the Old Testament

“We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem."

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Eve’s Advent: You Better Watch Out!

Welcome to Day 6 of Advent! Today, we're using the power of song to tell the story of Eve's Advent - primarily that Eve too, waited for a promise, the fulfillment of which we now celebrate at Christmas time and look forward to in Advent. Songs memorialize our faith, values and beliefs and considering the… Continue reading Eve’s Advent: You Better Watch Out!

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It’s Eve’s Advent Too!

"Eve has been directly hit by patriarchy over and over and even in the face of the fulfillment of the promise, patriarchy refuses to let her go! However, we must proclaim that what Eve waited for has come. Eve is free! Patriarchy no longer has a hold over her story!"

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Eve, Patriarchy’s First Contender

"So, suddenly in Genesis 5:3, humans are no longer 'seen' as beings made in God's image. Rather, Adam sees his offspring as beings made in his own image. And suddenly, Eve's name is no longer mentioned...patriarchy has arrived!"

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Eve, Keeper of the First Watch

"Eve's hopeful waiting for the promised deliverance laid the ground work for the covenanted people of God to inherit the promises. She expressed her hope in the name of her son, and it wasn't long before others around learned to express a similar hope in God, enough to call upon him!"

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Why a Women of Color In Advent Series?

"Because too often, the story of redemption has been passed down to us through the voices of the patriarchs (thereby setting the scene for the flourishing of patriarchy) and not through matriarchs and patriarchs (the latter, which would set the tone of mutuality and equality as God intended from the very beginning),..."