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Raya from the Song of Songs

Raya’s Dance – Analysis and Conclusion

This story depicts a culture drastically different from modern America and much of the Western world. It tells of a people with social stigmas and taboos that almost seem an [...]


Raya watches as others dance

Raya’s Dance – 1: Watching the Dancers

Dôdi reclined on a blanket with his new bride in his arms. Raya was four days out of the veil he’d removed on the night of their wedding, but she still wore the [...]


Raya preparing to dance for the crowd

Raya’s Dance – 2: The Challenge

Akka’s laughter rumbled Dôdi out of his reverie. “Little brother, you have done our queen a disservice!” In his arms, Raya turned to consider the big man [...]


Tuke, Henry Scott (1858–1929), "August Blue," 1893

Can Christians Skinny Dip

In a previous post, I mentioned I saw no need for a universal injunction on Christians in bikinis. My wife and I can use discretion in the when and where, but in the right [...]


Raya from the Song of Songs strips to dance

Raya’s Dance – 3: She Dances

Dôdi watched as Raya approached the monolith and paused before turning to face the crowd. She waited for the abundant applause to die down as she looked to her husband in [...]


Raya from the Song of Songs is praised for her beauty

Raya’s Dance – 4: Her Praises

Everyone roared their jubilee and Dôdi beamed proudly as his wife panted, making her way over to him. She bent over and planted a kiss on his cheek, sending thrills through [...]