Jen Pollock Michel, writer and Mere Fidelity listener, sent in an important and challenging question by email: There are several passages in the Bible that deal with scenarios of sexual violence. What is the best way to preach these texts, without traumatizing or triggering the congregation? We decided to not only address this question on the show but bring her directly on as a guest to talk about it.
Dinah: Genesis 34
Lot’s Daughters: Genesis 19
The Levite’s Concubine: Judges 19
Hagar: Genesis 15-16
Bathsheba: II Samuel 11-12
Tamar: II Samuel 13
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