Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Women of Faith and Power

Women and power are two words that are often not seen together. In many countries women have little or no power in the traditional understand of the word. Most often the word power brings to mind images of domination or control; images of one group...

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A Promise Kept

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among...

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Do You Love Me?

That is the question. After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Master, you know I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” He then asked a second time, “Simon, son of Joh, do you...

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From Doubt to Belief

A week later, Jesus’ disciples were again in the house and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands....

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The Gift of Peace

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with.” After he said...

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Breakfast is Ready!

Simon Peter said to them, “I’m going fishing.” They said to him: “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but caught nothing. Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was...

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Walking With a Stranger

In the resurrection account in Luke, the story is told of two followers of Jesus who left Jerusalem the first day of the week following the crucifixion. They were heading for Emmaus. The assumption that most people have is that the two were men, but...

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The Passover Meal

When it was evening, he took his place with the twelve; and while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” And they became greatly distressed and began to say to him one after another, “Surely not I,...

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