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May 11 – The Rev. Joan Shiels

Rev. Joan Shiels

Rev. Joan Shiels

BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE OR WELL BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY

Most people assume that the women in the Bible were good Jewish girls: obedient, courteous and docile.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Willful and wise, trampled and triumphant, they used sex, subterfuge, chicanery and charm to get what they knew they deserved.  We will visit a couple of the stories of the harlots, heartbreakers and heathens whose scintillating stories scorch the Old Testament.

Joan Shiels has a BA in Religion and a MA Theology with an emphasis in Bible as Literature. She was drawn to the Bible, in large part, by these wild and wily women’s stories. 

Music: Ellen Shahbazi
Service Leader: Bob Lindahl

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