Settled into a helpful groove with my portable Microsoft keyboard (mentioned in my Puny iPad Mini Utopia). When I’m reading on my iPad, I can switch over the keyboard to pair with my phone which I leave sitting next out next to me. As thoughts come to mind, whether tasks or ideas, I can quickly type them into Drafts on the phone without leaving the book I’m reading on the iPad. Helps me stay on track with what I’m reading knowing I have a reliable way to shove distracting thoughts into a safe place for later handling.
Tim Conder co-wrote a book called Free For All, with a subtitle of “Discovering the Bible in Community.” After reading his book, I knew he would have a different perspective on sermon prep, so I was glad to have him as a guest on Sermonsmith.
A week after my sermon on The Good Samaritan, we took a second pass at this famous parable in our liturgy. I interviewed Esther Kim, an attender of aMS and a PhD student in the education department at UT. I asked her to talk about how she is using The Good Samaritan as a text to teach Evangelical high school students about critical theory and liberation theology. You know…the usual stuff.