Essential 100 Challenge: Day 28 — Judges 6:1-7:25

Like many of the other stories we’ve encountered so far, this passage takes another whack at my homogenized faith. I keep looking for heroes, spiritual mentors I can look up to now and then, but so far these have been few and far between. Reading this story about Gideon makes me realize that there was nothing particularly…Read more »

Essential 100 Challenge: Day 27 — Judges 4:1-5:23

Deborah is the man, uh woman, of the hour. As she is described in our text, Deborah is clearly regarded as one of the greatest leaders in Israel’s history. This reminds me of another woman, Junias, whom the apostle Paul describes as “outstanding among the apostles” (Romans 16:7).  So in the Bible we have women as prophet/judges and…Read more »