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Gifts of the church

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Scripture scholar Alice Camille belongs to the church, for better or worse.

Guest blog by Alice Camille

The decisive moment for me came in 1984. I was 26, studying for a Master of Divinity degree at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. All the guys in my class referred to where we were as “seminary,” so I did too.


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