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The Egg

Eggs are an eternal symbol for fertility, life, and resurrection. Christian Folklore attributes much symbology to eggs. One example is from Eastern Orthodoxy Catholicism; there is a traditional story about Mary Magdalene, who is now widely acknowledged as having a leadership role in the early church. The story is that when Mary Magdalene brought the good news about Jesus’s resurrection to the Roman Emperor Tiberious, the emperor did not believe her, and states that “the story of the resurrection had as much a chance of being true as that egg in your hand turning red!” At that point, the egg in Mary’s hand turned red.

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Thecla and Paul

Thecla and Paul

I choose to approach this post as if Thecla was a real person (as was Paul) and that her story really happened even though there is speculation that indicates otherwise.  The Yale professor, Dale B. Martin from his Lecture, “The “anti-household” Paul,” indicates that...

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God at the Wall of Our Garden

God at the Wall of Our Garden

To truly love another is to also know how to set a boundary and to be consistent in our application.  Setting a boundary is especially important if you are a mother.  What happens if you do not set consistent expectations for your children?  In the greater world,...

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A Donkey and a Colt

A Donkey and a Colt

In Matthew’s account, Jesus is mentioned as riding on both animals.  Well, that’s awkward to imagine!  Could it be that his mother was on the donkey?  Maybe in those days or to some, it would hardly be worth a mention that a woman would also be riding. 

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