April 3, 2017 For Immediate Release WCA HONORS 51 WOMEN AT ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO WOMEN AND INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) will honor 51 women at its 24th Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 4, at the Boise Centre.“These are women who have made outstanding contributions to the Treasure Valley business community,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said.The State Department has revoked the passport of a second California registrant.Similar to the first known revocation, a State Department letter dated January 22, 2018, informed the registrant that he is "not entitled to…“It is a great honor to be called a TWIN, and we’re so grateful to be able to recognize 51 new TWINs in this special year.” Along with honoring the TWIN nominees, Luci Mc Donald will receive the 2017 Joyce Stein Award for her efforts to make a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women in the Treasure Valley.
One of the most recent, and I would suggest, best interactions with the NPP is Robert Cara's is divided into four chapters, followed by a concluding summary and an appendix on Jewish literary sources. In a nutshell, covenantal nomism is the view that one gains entrance to the people of God by election (i.e., grace) and stays in by obedience to the Law (i.e., works).This is a wise move since there is some of the Law (specifically the second and third uses of the Law involving the Law as schoolmaster which leads us to Christ and the Law as a guide to the Christian life) and Cara concludes the first half of this chapter with the burning question about the final judgement and justification and their relationship to one another.Cara is to be commended for his clarity of expression and explanations of what can be very technical material. The author then delineates the features of covenantal nomism and offers an initial critique.Neither full-scale Pelagianism nor semi-Pelagianism are healthy or biblical.The third chapter (77-125) involves an examination of a variety of Jewish literary sources more or less influential in Paul's time and his Jewish world.This year’s TWIN honorees are: About the WCA The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. At the very least we readers can gain insight into the author's method of evaluating the multitude of literary sources he sifts through.An example is whether a given text is reflective of Pharisaical thinking in Paul's day or whether it reflects later developments.It is not as simple as dating the text proper, but also ascertaining whether the theology expressed reflects an earlier age.Getting back to the third chapter, Cara looks at texts from the Apocrypha, the OT Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Rabbinic literature (the Mishnah, Tosefta, and Talmud, etc).