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Conjuring Esther

Esther has become difficult to read. Her story makes me angry and afraid. We read it like a fairytale. But like so many fairytales, it teems with themes of horror dressed up in satin and silk. Continue reading

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Day 178: the end of Esther

Originally posted on Epiphany's Bible Challenge:
Esther 9-10, Psalm 145, II Corinthians 4 On Friday, I wrote about the dangerous sexism embedded into the very foundations of the story of Esther. I was shocked, saddened and ashamed to read…

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