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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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Marriage and Food: The Intra-Church Struggle Continues—1 Timothy 4:1-5

Lesson 10: “So the false teachers ‘forbid marriage and demand abstinence from [certain] foods’? Is that all the fuss is about? No wild orgies or murderous rampages? Maybe not, but these beliefs have extensive consequences. Theologically, they imply that true Christians will strive for union with a God who is pure spirit. They must leave behind earthy pleasures like sex and ordinary family life, as well as most tasty foods.”