The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 4): Prodigal Imprints in John 8

The story of the woman caught in adultery in John 8 serves many fascinating purposes within John’s narrative, and functions as a story about forgiveness. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 4): Prodigal Imprints in John 8”

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The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 3): The Living Water Encounters the Adulterous Woman

When one comes to the story of the adulterous woman in John’s eighth chapter, the first thing that can be noticed about this pericope are the little brackets surrounding the exchange. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 3): The Living Water Encounters the Adulterous Woman”

The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 2): This Woman is Not for Stoning

I find the story of the woman caught in adultery, found in John 8, compelling for several different reasons. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 2): This Woman is Not for Stoning”

The Day Help on the Coconut Estate: Gender Roles in ‘The King Beetle on a Coconut Estate’

In the parable “The King Beetle on the Coconut Estate,” it becomes obvious very quickly that the majority of the characters are male, and that the only female is given a few descriptive lines before she once again moves out of the story, and one of those lines is devoted to explaining that she does not really understand what is happening. Continue reading “The Day Help on the Coconut Estate: Gender Roles in ‘The King Beetle on a Coconut Estate’”