If you've ever struggled to understand the story of Judah and Tamar from Genesis 38, I've got you!! In this episode, Carolyn Custis James shares a framework for understanding the stories of scripture, the role of women, and why Tamar, who posed as a prostitute to seduce her father-in-law, is considered a hero...Wait, WHAT???
Connect with Carolyn Custis James:
Carolyn is an award-winning author who thinks deeply about what it means to be a female follower of Jesus in a postmodern world. As a cancer survivor, she is grateful to be alive and determined to address the issues that matter most.
She blogs at www.carolyncustisjames.com
Her speaking and writing ministry is dedicated to addressing the deeper needs and issues confronting both women and men as they endeavor to extend God’s kingdom together in a messy and complicated world.
Read Carolyn's books:
Things to remember when studying the Bible:
1 God is the Hero of every story.
2 All of the little stories are part of the grander story of God's vision for the world.
3 We are not reading an American book.
4 The Bible is literature and must be studied as such.
Carolyn's Book Recs:
Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N.T. Wright
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N.T. Wright
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Music: Home (Inspirational And Uplifting Acoustic Guitar) by Daniel Carrizalez
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