“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Myriad opportunities for continued learning are at our fingertips. The sheer amount of podcasts, news articles, YouTube classes, etc., is astounding. Many options serve us well but require deliberation as there are only so many hours in a day! I have increasingly relied upon recommendations from others. Many from the church have shared podcasts and articles they have found helpful. For me, this is a double blessing: not only do I enjoy the content, but it fosters meaningful conversations as well.
Back by popular demand, our summer podcast series is an excellent offering for adults. Our next meeting is this Saturday at Civil Pour at 10:00 a.m. We are listening to assigned episodes from "The Bible for Normal People," and they are listed here. All you need to do is listen to the episode before you show up! Hosted by contemporary theologians Pete Enns and Jared Byas, each topic is insightful and interesting. Our group conversations on Saturdays enhance the experience, often expanding upon the subject matter, as we share our understanding of the content. Even if you can’t attend the Saturday sessions, I highly recommend listening to one or more of the podcasts. In all likelihood, you might still have a great conversation about it with someone from Ascension.
If you’re new to podcasts, don’t be intimidated. They are relatively simple to listen to on a computer or mobile device. Many are free, including our podcast selection this summer. If you have favorites you listen to regularly; please share them with Ascension friends and me! I pray you're enjoying these long summer days and finding time to continue learning.