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    Awaiting the Refugee King: A Christmas Reflection

    Christiana Rice

    This Christmas, I’m pondering the grittier, truer side of the nativity narrative through the lens of a refugee mother who waits with her…

    Let the Wise Women Bring Their Gifts to Jesus

    Christiana Rice

    When I met this blazing high-school junior, I could tell she had a fire in her gut that compelled her to contend for…

    Remembering the Grieving Women in the Christmas Story

    Leanne Friesen

    I remember that Christmas when what I wanted most in the whole world was to be having a baby. We had been hoping…

    What Do Women Long For? A Christmas Reflection

    Christiana Rice

    Merry Christmas from The Junia Project! Today our gift to you is this thoughtful and poignant reflection about what women truly want for…

    Women and the Bible

    Advent and the Agency of Mary

    Jamie Arpin-Ricci

    Few women in the Bible are more interesting, inspiring and the focus of devotion as Mary, mother of Jesus. With the Advent season…

    Women in God’s Redemption Plan: An Advent Reflection

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    Christmas is coming. We are in the season of Advent, a time of waiting. Advent is the story of women. It is the…

    Joy to the Women! An Advent Proclamation

    Rachel Hackenberg

    Ah, Advent! Along with Christmas, Advent is the glorious and only time of year when Christians across the theological spectrum can agree on…

    Mary’s Song – The Message of Christmas

    Christiana Rice

    Impromptu nativity reenactments are one of my favorite Christmas traditions. In our home, someone reads from the Gospel account and we bring out…

    Women and the Bible

    Women of Advent: A Vulnerable Genealogy

    Cara Strickland

    Recently, I heard a sermon preached almost entirely on Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew. I was visiting a church I attended in my youth,…

    The Women of Advent: Mary of Nazareth

    Roberta Mosier-Peterson

    Being nurtured in a Wesleyan Holiness tradition, I have not always had a deep appreciation for Mary of Nazareth. Protestants in our world…

    Mary of Nazareth: An Advent Reflection

    Rachel Evans

    Perhaps the most revealing glimpse into Mary’s true character can be found in the Magnificat…a bold and subversive prayer that reveals her own…

    The Women of Advent: Bathsheba

    Ariel Curry

    Like the other women of advent, Bathsheba also has a troubled past. And Bathsheba also acts righteously, though it’s a story we don’t…

    The Women of Advent: Ruth

    Gail Wallace

    Ruth is the third woman named in the lineage of Jesus recorded in Matthew 1. Her story, told in the Old Testament Book…

    The Women of Advent: Rahab

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Rahab is commonly referred to as "Rahab the Prostitute". This nickname limits our understanding of who she was. Rahab plays the savior to…

    The Women of Advent: Tamar

    Gail Wallace

    Tamar passes from the scene, but her impact continues…the woman who transformed the history of the kingdom of Judah also transformed Judah himself…

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