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Betsy (Turecky) Alden

Betsy (Turecky) Alden
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Reviewer Betsy (Turecky) Alden is the Coordinator for Service-Learning at Duke University in Durham, NC, and teaches courses in feminist leadership at Duke. A United Methodist clergywoman for 25 years, she has served in ministry in higher education in Dallas, TX and on the national staff of United Ministries in Education, as well as teaching at the University of New Mexico and TVI Community College in Albuquerque. She has three children and three lively little grandsons and says she needs all the Sabbath Sense she can get!

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Lesson 14: "Verse 5:23 has stumped many readers. especially teetotalers. Why should Timothy take wine instead of only water? There are both health and religious reasons for this. City water usually flowed through lead pipes or was otherwise contaminated, so stomach problems in the ancient world were common."