I haven’t finished compiling what was supposed to be mi today’s post (procrastination, procrastination), so I’ll share some videos that have impacted me over the last week.
First up is the tragedy of gendercide in India and China. My mother told me she was delighted when I was born—she really wanted a daughter. Sadly, because of cultural influences, not all mothers feel the same way. I found the audio commentary by the Centre for Public Christianity to be immensely helpful.
Second is another tragedy involving babies—abandonment of unwanted babies in South Korea. The silver lining is the orphanage that takes them in. Via a drop-box.
Finally, to all the single ladies: marry a man whom you wouldn’t mind dressing you one day. An extremely uplifting story from Australia of deep and joyful love in spite of circumstances:
First, for the nerdy romantics: amicable numbers.
You can even buy matching keyrings like those in the video at Maths Gear!
Then, for the Christ-loving romantics: two stories of love and risk.
In each situation, she said that if the shoe had been on the other foot, he would have married her anyway. That says a lot about the self-sacrificial character of both the men and the ladies!
A delectable retelling of the story of Ruth, as narrated by Alistair Begg reading from My Big Book of Bible Stories.
What can archaeology and geology tell us about the reliability of the Exodus narrative in the Bible? According to Egyptologist (and Christian) James Hoffmeier, quite a lot.
Were there non-Egyptians/slaves working on construction projects? Where is Goshen located? What is the likely route that the Israelites took out of Egypt? How was it that the Israelites went from being one pharaoh’s honoured guests to being another pharaoh’s slaves? Watch and find out all this and more (I’ve set it up to skip the lengthy introductions):
After two sombre posts on prayer, I thought some encouragement would be needed. In this video, Dr Helen Roseveare, a missionary doctor to Congo from 1953 to 1973, shares a story of how God began—months in advance—the events that would lead to answered prayer.
This video is the last in a series that can be viewed here.
A panel discussion on how to share Jesus with Muslims, with J.D. Greear (author of Breaking the Islam Code) and Thabiti Anyabwile (author of The Gospel for Muslims). Both tell their stories at the beginning of the video (length 53:26).
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Have you ever gone through the gospel of Mark in one sitting? No? Then this dramatic performance is just what you need: all 16 chapters, each with its own video clip. Here’s chapter 1:
Watch the rest of Mark’s Gospel, Performed by Max McLean.