It’s been a while since I shared a curated group of things I think you’ll enjoy. These three are sure to make you think, and one of them will make you laugh.
I listen to a lot of podcasts and sometimes one is too good not to share. This particular episode of Restoring the Soul connects with my last blog post and a recent Facebook post about untangling faith. We’ve added a lot of unnecessary and unbiblical teachings to the Gospel and that’s what many are deconstructing or untangling. This podcast is a beautiful reminder of what the real Good News is. Have a listen and share your thoughts. I’d love to know what you think.
Another resource that’s challenging me is the book I’m currently reading. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation As an Exercise in Hope by Esau McCaulley is not only an important read to help us better understand our black brothers and sisters, but we learn how biblical interpretation is an exercise in hope for all of us. The Black church has something to teach us and we need to listen. I pre-ordered the book last summer when I took his course, The Bible in Color, at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. The essay I wrote about the course was published in their online magazine and the print publication of The Missioner. I posted it on my blog last year and called it Then The World Will Know.
This One Will Make You Laugh
The last piece of joy I want to share is a series I just finished watching called The Durrells of Corfu. The story of a widow moving her children from their home in England to the Greek Island of Corfu in the 1930s is based on real people. The series is adapted from the trilogy of novels written by Gerald Durrell. The family is a bit zany but the show touches on real issues we all deal with. Masterpiece Theater is not for everyone but I enjoy British accents and I love historical fiction. This one just happens to be loosely based on the lives of real people so it’s semi-fiction.
Think. Laugh. Enjoy!