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Aug 8, 2010

Good Book: Author reads Bible, Dazzles CBC

We stumbled upon a show called Tapestry on CBC radio while making our way home from Arborfield this afternoon. The host interviewed David Plotz about his new book and his experiences in researching and writing it.

Mr. Plotz is a Jewish man who had never read his Bible (what we call our Old Testament). He decided one day to check it all out, read every word, and publish his thoughts on his blog and in a book (Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible).

Hear the interview by clicking here (Adobe Flash player required).

We found 2 things especially fascinating:

Listening to his observations and wry commentary on some of the Bible's shocking texts; and
Listening to him correct the interviewer and her profound unfamiliarty with the Bible

Mr Plotz has clearly taken a big step into new terrain on his journey of faith. Would that more of the Christians who have sampled too little of the bizarre, hilarious, disturbing, marvelous, inspiring and life-changing Bible would follow his lead.

Aug 4, 2010

No Rest For the Holy: Clergy Burnout a Growing Concern

This article, sent to us by a clergy friend, is a shocking wake-up call to all paid ministry staff and their congregations. We can identify with most of their concerns. Why not give the aritlce a read and then send your own minister a friendly word of encouragement today - or tell them to take the day off for a change! :-)

No Rest For the Holy: Clergy Burnout a Growing Concern