The last six months have been crazy at our house. I’m guessing you feel the same way.
Life during Covid with an autistic son who lost his structure while dealing with surging hormones has meant that I’ve had to re-prioritize and re-balance almost everything. Blogging was something that had to be set aside for awhile, but I’ve missed you.
As things began to settle a bit when school started up part-time in August, I started thinking about writing again. Honestly, though, I didn’t know what to say. I felt empty. Tired. I simply didn’t feel like I had anything left to give anyone. But God . . .
In this season, I’ve avoided social media. For some “unknown” reason, though, one day out of the blue I decided to check Twitter. It was the first time in months. As I scrolled, I saw some friends having a conversation about a possible new podcast geared towards helping Christians better understand the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures, especially from a Jewish perspective. What fun! I told them I’d definitely give it a listen, thinking it would give me something interesting to listen to while doing the dishes or continuing to unpack from our move. But God . . .
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but God had other plans. I’m now co-hosting this podcast with another Christian and an Orthodox Jew. We’re digging into the biblical text, considering the different ways we read and interpret it, and discussing how these texts matter for our lives today.
Not only does this project give me something fun and life-giving right now, it has started giving me food for thought and, hopefully, something to share with you here. My plan in the coming months is to talk about some of my personal reactions to what we learn and explore on this podcast with you. Maybe I’m feeling empty, but God is using others to fill me up, teaching me more about himself, his people, and about his word in this season. Maybe I feel done, but God is showing me that he isn’t.
Below is a link to our first episode. It’s also available on Stitcher, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. Our website is http://twochristiansandajew.com/. I’d love to hear what you think or if you have any particular texts or topics you’d like us to cover! I hope you’ll come along for the ride.
#2 "What is Torah?" with Traci Rhoades – Two Christians and a Jew
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