Episode 122 is a post concerning what may be the largest public reading of Scripture ever held. This is a brief retrospective on the special Christmas Eve broadcast held by the astronauts of the crew of Apollo 8, humanity’s first voyagers to the Moon.
The photograph known as Earthrise was taken by the crew of Apollo 8. It shows the remarkable contrast between blue and white ball which we call home with the stark grey desolation of the Moon.
This episode is devoted to a reading of the text of the Morning Prayer of the Optina Elders. Find out more about the prayer and those who crafted it.. Go to https://restoringthecore.com/morning-prayer-of-the-optina-elders/
This episode centers on a discussion which my wife Julie and I had about a question from one of her Bible Study women. They read Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him” about God’s attributes He does not share with us (Omni-present, omniscient, etc). Julie got a question from someone in her study asking, in essence: “Now that I know about these, what do I do with them?”
Link to Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him”
Episode 119 centers on a discussion of the Lord Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds found in Matthew 13:24-30 as well as the explanation given by the Lord in Matthew 13:36-43.
Two specific applications look at the question: “Why doesn’t God remove evil from the world?” as well asking us to expand our focus beyond the evils of our world.
Audio-Post-11 is a reading of an article on my original blog School of the Solitary Place. In this post, I discuss several graces available to us in our time and place, particularly, for English speakers, the grace of having multiple translations of the Bible available to us in English.
The article can be found at https://schoolofthesolitaryplace.blogspot.com/2018/03/taking-advantage-of-great-grace.html