Ministry in the name of Jesus Christ releases people to speak, especially poor women, by challenging the voices of their own oppression that constantly wish to speak through them. The text does not give us the freed voice of the slave girl. Luke has, however, set us up to hear it freshly, newly, and without its chains. Churches should long to hear freed voices and follow the Spirit in increasing their number.

— Willie James Jennings,
Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible

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A Note From Fred