Author Archives: Mark A. Garcia

Finally Free: Demon Possession, Christ, and the Simple Things

In his 1987 article, “A Case of Demonic Possession” (The Journal of Pastoral Care 41 no 2, June 1987, pp. 151-61), David W. Van Gelder, then Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Erskine Theological Seminary, ponders the implications, personally and ministerially, of … Continue reading

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Wince+Sing and Greystone

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted here at Wince+Sing. There are a variety of reasons for that, but one of them is particularly exciting to me. It has been a joy and privilege to labor alongside others … Continue reading

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Word & Sacrament Greystone Course

Announcing a Fall, 2015 course at Greystone: “Word & Sacrament” ~ Thursdays, 6:30-9:10 p.m., Sept. 10-Nov. 19, 2015, at Greystone in Coraopolis, PA by Mark A. Garcia, Ph.D. President & Fellow in Scripture and Theology Greystone Theological Institute DESCRIPTION An … Continue reading

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2015 Greystone Summer Program

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A Clean Union With the Levitical Woman

We have reflected on Leviticus 12, though in a cursory way befitting a blog series. Already this “Levitical woman” has turned out to be what women in Scripture and experience always prove to be: much more than she is at … Continue reading

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Woman, Womb, and Wellspring

Love Your Mother We continue a series of reflections on the plight of women in the church and home, and the biblical teaching regarding men, women, and what it means to be safe. These reflections are truncated and snapshot versions … Continue reading

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Woman, Childbirth, Impurity, and Leviticus

When Dorothy Sayers asks, Are Women Human?, we expect the Christian answer to be a simple and emphatic yes. But the simplicity of the question betrays the bewildering complexity of historical discussion over women. It seems impossible, but for long … Continue reading

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