22 results for tag: Ruth Tucker


September 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Walking With Jesus – pg. 1 Our Daily Walk – pg. 2 Living in the Way – pg. 5 God Surrenders to Us in Love – pg. 6 Donkey Rescue – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

May 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Closer Than You Know – pg. 1 Reflecting on Grace – pg. 2 Scared Prayers – pg. 5 Memories & Mercies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Kanzo Uchimura – Ruth Tucker

Ruth Tucker My Dear Teacher, Junki Chung. That’s the salutation I use when I write to a former student who would go on for doctoral work under Martin Marty at the University of Chicago. After that, ministries in America and Korea. Finally, a seminary professor in his homeland and inviting me to speak and to tour that beautiful land of the morning calm. The presentations were spell-binding, eliciting variously gasps of shock, sighs of sadness, and hearty laughter. I’ve never before or since held an audience like that. Dare I say, he was a dazzling translator who was able to transform an ordinary lecture into an electrifying oration. I had no ...

Eden as a Metaphor – Ruth Tucker

Ruth Tucker I was recently interacting with an attractive, engaging woman—mid-forties, school teacher, twice divorced—who told me she had finished reading my book, Black and White Bible: Black and Blue Wife. She found the book thought-provoking, particularly my perception of the Garden of Eden as a metaphor for falling in love. She had recently begun dating again, and she felt she needed that warning. I write the following in my book about this garden paradise: My attraction to the story of Adam and Eve has found its habitation in the heart of imagination. . . . When I contemplate this Garden of Eden, this Paradise, I wonder if it is ...

Rachel and Leah: Rival Sisters – Ruth Tucker

What if there had been no story? No Abraham and Sarah, no Isaac and Rebekah, and no Esau and Jacob, and no Rachel and Leah. What if no one had remembered? What if no one had cared enough to write it down? What if there had been no God of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and the ten generations from Noah to Abraham had never existed? What if there had been no creation and there was only chaos and the void? What if God himself was only a hole in the darkness?   Anne Roiphe, Water from the Well Ruth Tucker The Bible is filled with good stories. Here we focus on the rival sisters, Rachel and ...

February 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Ruth Tucker: Confronting Religious Shaming– pg. 2 Ed Dunn: Doing the Work– pg. 5 Greg Albrecht: Changed in the Presence of Pure Love – pg. 7

January 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Narrow Way of Grace – pg. 1 Let the Past Be the Past – pg. 2 Getting Past Your Past – pg. 5 Plain People Doctor – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

September 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Remembering 9-11 in the Wake of 2020 – pg. 1 We Believe – pg. 2 Think on These Things – pg. 5 Forgiveness and Apologies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

May 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: What Is and Who Is the Church? – pg. 1 Break It Up – pg. 2 My Two "Moms" – pg. 5 Buzzy – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

January 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Learning Pandemic Lessons – pg. 1 Here Comes the Dreamer – pg. 2 I Must Confess – pg. 5 My Sister Claretha – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

September 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Overlooked and Ignored – pg. 1 Question the Question – pg. 2 God is Love – pg. 5 To Seek and Save that Which is Lost – pg. 6 The Prodigals – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

May 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Grace Is the Gospel of Christ – pg. 1 The Narrow Door – pg. 2 Want to Hear a Good Story? – pg. 5 Franny and Bonnie – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8