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Stay Close

I can’t easily put in words what I’m feeling right now. All I can say is cling to your faith right now, folks. Stand close to each other as much as you know how.

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Heart of Faith: Chapter 6

(This originally appeared on Linda’s blog and is posted here because it will be included in the book.) Chapter 6 — Linda’s Story This is just an introduction of the first page in the first chapter of a story that … Continue reading

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Empathy’s Sweet Power

Having a masculine tenderness and empathy won’t keep you from lopping off a few heads, but it will teach you to approach the dirty task with greater moral justice. Popular images of Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) justice are rife with … Continue reading

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The Long Road of Tenderness Recovered

One of the deepest perversions of Germanic mythology feeding into our modern Western culture is the destruction of masculine tenderness. Men are wired for tenderness. We have no trouble understanding that David and Jonathan were buddies, but our entire cultural … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon 6

The bride continues conferring with her support network. The maidens ask if the bride knows where her man went. The question refers more to the kind of place, rather than some specific location. The bride answers that he is downright … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon 4

This is the one day in a woman’s life when she is queen of all who gaze upon her, the day of her wedding. This chapter describes the ornate garments and jewelry which bear little resemblance to Western brides. Should … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon 1

The primary characters are a king and his bride. She is of noble birth, but presented here as a country girl, familiar with the urban scene, but previously not at home in it. A recurring role is the choir of … Continue reading

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