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The Da Vinci Code created a bit of a stir in making the claim that Mary Magdalene and Jesus were married. Â How do LDS handle the issue? Â Dale Bills, a spokesman for the Church, said in a statement released Tuesday, 16 May 2006: The belief that Christ was married has never been official church doctrine. […]
Jesus was a social revolutionary. Â He gave women a much larger role in his movement than was traditional in ancient Judaism. Â In a previous post, I talked about the story in Luke chapter 7 about aÂ woman wiping Jesus’ feet with her tears and hair. Â Such behavior would have been considered lewd by first century Jews. […]
It’s amazing what you can learn on the Bloggernacle. Â Layne at Feminist Mormon Housewives expressed concern about a policy at a temple she attended. Â As Young Women’s advisor, she took the young women in her ward to perform baptisms for the dead. Â Apparently the unnamed temple she attended had a policy that women currently experiencing […]
March is Women’s History Month. Â In celebration of that, I wanted to talk about Mary Magdalene. Â I really enjoyed a documentary from National Geographic called “The Real Mary Magdalene.” Â It’s a fantastic video, part of a 3 DVD set ofÂ Science of the Bible (it’s on disk 3), Â and gives some really cool insights into this […]
On February 25, Scott Gordon president of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) sent out a newsletter to subscribers noting that February is Black History Month. Â Gordon explained why black history matters, and explained 3 myths about the ban. Â Just 3 days later, ProfessorÂ Randy Bott created a stir when he tried to explain […]