23 August 2020

23 Aug 2020 by Curated by Sue McK in: Read, Watch, Listen and BLOG

 - Interview: this week's 1hr podcast from The Bible for Normal People asks "How do we define sin? Why is it important to examine the metaphors we use to understand the world? What are some metaphors for sin the Bible uses and why?" Anderson says. "If you have a dictionary of Hebrew in Jesus’ day and looked up the word for sin… there would be no sin generically understood.” 
 - Short Devotional: (1min read) Are you dwelling in something you’ve convinced yourself is the best you can get because dysfunction is now your acceptable norm?...What if we stopped calling on God to save us as we dwell in the places we shouldn’t stay, and started calling on God to dwell with us when we are brave enough to go where only God can empower us to go?
 - Australian History Spot (4min read) Yorta Yorta elder William Cooper (1860-1941) was one of Australia's foremost political leaders. He was greatly influenced by local missionaries who had a view of humanity that encompassed all people as God’s children, and so held the lives of Aboriginal people mattered, too. This provided a powerful antidote to the prevailing racial prejudice Cooper experienced and witnessed.
 - New York Times long piece on the upcoming election: "Evangelicals did not support Mr. Trump in spite of who he is. They supported him because of who he is, and because of who they are. He is their protector, the bully who is on their side, the one who offered safety amid their fears that their country as they know it, and their place in it, is changing, and changing quickly."