John Lustrea & Mike Murphy-episode 142
On the podcast this week, we tackle the question, “What is God compelling us to respond to in the world around us as we see injustice unfold?” We also talk about the posture we need to take doing that as well as take a look at what we might be resisting and why.
John starts us off with an experience he had that made him think more deeply about how we engage with the world, and I wrap up our time talking about an experience I had that has me researching where I might volunteer.
Lots of resources and links mentioned this week. I’ll try to link them all right here!
Book mentioned: When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey
Movie mentioned: The Dark Knight, which will be our next movie discussion podcast. We’ve been tasked to watch it using the lens of heroism. The link here is where you can rent or purchase via Amazon, but the movie is currently available on Netflix.
We discussed Warped Tour, which ended a 24-year run at the end of this summer festival season. And we talked about a metal group called Sharp Tooth, whose songs are rather aggressive in style and social justice oriented.
We also mentioned a previous podcast with guests Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry, authors of the book Soul Force.
We also mentioned former President Barack Obama’s speech in Charleston, South Carolina, after the mass shooting by Dylan Roof during the prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Well worth watching!
And also mentioned, the Joan Baez song, “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” written in response to his speech and song in Charleston, South Carolina.