Blog2020-05-15T10:43:18+00:00

What are Grief Dreams?

T. J. Wray was recently interviewed for an article for Next Avenue on Grief Dreams. Excerpt: Dreams have even shaped history according to Wray, whose day job is as a professor of theology and religious studies at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. “In the world of Biblical antiquity, dreams were considered truthful representations of what God wants. There are many major events in history [...]

Categories: General|

The Lives and Roles of Women in Biblical Times.

When returning from a trip to the Holy Land, many people report that they are in one way or another, transformed. The experience of wandering through ancient ruins and walking through the towns and villages mentioned in the Bible changes forever the way in which they read and understand the Bible. As a woman and professor of biblical studies who has visited the Holy [...]

Categories: Bible, Archaeology and History|

Mary Magdalene – Saint or Sinner?

On June 10, 2016 Pope Francis, in a formal decree, elevated the July 22 memorial day of Mary Magdalene to an official feast day. The Pope’s action, as always, drew mixed reviews. While the vast majority greeted the news with a positive nod, there were some who wondered why Francis decided to make such a move at this time, and why Mary Magdalene? After all, [...]

Categories: Bible, Archaeology and History|

The Reality of Adult Sibling Grief

Three months after my brother died, I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen in about six weeks. When she asked how I was doing, I naturally assumed she was concerned about how I was handling the grief. (This particular friend sent me a lovely condolence letter a few days after my brother’s death.) When I told her that I was “doing as well as [...]

Categories: Grief and Loss|