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Zoe White

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Born and brought up in Enfield, North London, Zoe White began her working life as a medical secretary. She then served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service for four years, after which she co-owned and managed an art gallery in North Yorkshire. As a mature student, she took her M.Theol. degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and her M.Div. from the Earlham School of Religion, a Quaker seminary in the USA. She subsequently taught English as a Foreign Language in France and Belgium, where she also organized conferences and seminars for international management training companies. She has facilitated workshops, led retreats and given talks on the contemplative life in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. Zoe sees contemplation as a creative inquiry, which she enjoys exploring through meditation, writing and photography. She lives in the Netherlands.

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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.”