As children attending Sunday School, it is easy to become enthralled with stories of important, holy people, people who, though they had otherwise ordinary jobs and problems, God seemingly hand-picked to further His kingdom through their daily lives and families. While it is certainly good to notice how often God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary ends, it is also important to notice the facets of the everyday less often represented in Biblical texts. In her book Prostitutes, Virgins, and Mothers: Questioning Teaching about Biblical Women, Dr. Paula Trimble Familetti does just that, giving voice to Jesus’ female family members and disciples in a unique way. We’re delighted she’s here on Christian Humanist Profiles today.
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