Friday, July 14, 2017

Recommended Reading and Listening (7-7-17 edition)

Regularly, if somewhat spasmodically, I share a list of things I'm reading, watching and listening to with my congregation.  If I remember to do so, I also post it here on my blog:

United Church of Christ 
  • If you haven't subscribed to the UCC Daily Devotional, I highly recommend you do so.  I got something out of this one called "Never Give Up" by UCC minister Anthony Robinson.  You can get daily thoughts like this in your e-mail inbox.
Recommended Podcasts
  • Wow! Stop what you're doing and listen to this podcast ("Four Bullets" by the Kind World Podcast).. What a powerful story of grace!!! A man shoots up a mosque and is forgiven and befriended by the Muslims who worship there. (It might be mind-blowing if you do not know a Muslim personally.) 
  • Holy crap! This episode of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast "Revisionist History" is a mind-blowing discussion of Brown v. Board of Ed. Supreme Court decision. I've never heard anything but good things about it, and had no idea how condescending and racist its language was towards black people. De-segregation may have integrated students but it destroyed black teachers and administrators--exposing black kids to generations of overt and even unconscious racism at school.
Minimum Wage
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