In episode 35 we're having the Shalom Book Club, where Cara and I discuss Anne Lamott’s latest book, Hallelujah Anyway. We talk about what we mean when we speak or dream of mercy, and we look at differences between Lamott’s definition of mercy and a biblical definition of mercy. Finally, we get REAL with our own stories of mercy, and offer four Shalom Steps to help you rediscover mercy, too. As per the usual, you can connect with Cara on her blog, Facebook, Twitter an
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Singing Hallelujah Anyway as my practice of Shalom,
On this episode of My Sistas' Keeper, Abby and I discuss how to hopefully resist the spirit of defensiveness when talking about race, specifically on social media. We consider some practical ways to emulate Jesus' posture toward others described in 1 Peter 2:23, "When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly."
We also discuss the terms backfire effect and confirmation bias, and engage listener comments and questions such as how to know when to enter into an online conversation, when to just keep scrolling, and how to encourage offline extensions of online dialogu
The nonprofit organization Abby works for, His Grace Foundation, which serves patients and families on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of Texas Children’s Hospital: www.hisgracefoundation.org
The Beautiful Creatures book series: http://thenovl.com/
The Backfire Effect as described in a comic strip: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy: http://www.nationalbook.org/
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On today’s book club episode, Cara and Osheta talked about ONE by Deidra Riggs.
They discuss the history of women in the church and the current conflict over the last couple of weeks on Twitter, and they also share our histories of being a woman in the church. They also talk about whether to keep or discard the book, and invite you to join in reading Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott.
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*Explanation of complementarian vs. egalitarian - or choose a third way like Osheta (and, as this article suggests)
*CT Women article, “Who’s in Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?”
*Read Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott with us in May!
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Happy Reading and Shalom Seeking,