Walking on Water

Walking on Water

I didn’t read Walking on Water because it was written by a woman. (Not all women write well.) And I didn’t read it because it was a Christmas gift. (Though, I did pick it out.)

Women writers of the Renaissance and feminism, Part 2

Women writers of the Renaissance and feminism, Part 2

Unless you’re a student of literature, chances are you’ve never heard of Elizabeth Cary, Aemilia Lanyer or Mary Wroth. They might be considered proto-feminists by some. Without question, they were Bible scholars on a mission to rewrite the image and the...
Women writers of the Renaissance and feminism, part 1

Women writers of the Renaissance and feminism, part 1

The number of women writers featured in anthologies of the Renaissance period is a comparatively small one. Men seem to dominate the period with an overpowering voice. We hear the scholastic Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) with his pedantic cries for a return to the more...
The silence of God and suffering

The silence of God and suffering

“If God exists, then why does He allow the innocent to suffer?” is a question that has been asked by many a skeptic. It’s a good question. And, it should not be posed by just skeptics or atheists trying to bolster their position. It should be a question that all...