Evil Queens and Wicked Stepmothers: Sarah and Hagar

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From Delilah and Jezebel to the Whore of Babylon, scripture offers strong archetypes of villainesses. In this 90-minute workshop, we will consider the story of Sarah and Hagar from a variety of perspectives. Aspects of this story are like a fairy tale, but it is also part of our sacred text. Ashley M. Wilcox will share context about the passage, and participants will engage in the practice of sacred imagination. There will also be time for Q&A and discussion.


Ashley M. Wilcox is a Quaker minister and the author of The Women’s Lectionary: Preaching the Women of the Bible throughout the Year (available now from Westminster John Knox Press). She is a graduate of Candler School of Theology and Willamette University College of Law. Ashley is a speaker, preaching coach, and workshop leader. Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western Friend, Working Preacher, Quaker anthologies, and on www.ashleymwilcox.com. She lives in Greensboro, NC with her partner and their orange cat.


Join us for this special session of PoHo Bible Study! Bible passages that will be the focus during our exploration: Genesis 16:1-16 and Genesis 21:8-21


January 12th, 2022 5:30 PM through  7:00 PM
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