The woman at the well—was she unprincipled, wanton, lustful and promiscuous?
UPDATE Sept 2021: Barbara Roberts has come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, let alone asked for their forgiveness.
[November 9, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.]
This imaginary monologue presents an alternative view of the life of the woman at the well before she met Jesus: The Woman at the Well: A Monologue [Internet Archive link]. [Scroll part way down the Internet Archive linked page to reach the audio and the written text. Editors.] It pictures the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at the well with more compassion and empathy than you will hear in most sermons and teachings on John chapter 4.
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