What I’m Reading and Watching

Some readers are enjoying a previous recommendation, The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. I recently read this which I recommend and now I’m reading this, also excellent. Contemporary Christians are more interested in [fill in the blank] than they are the Early Christian Movement. Christian clergy contribute to the church’s ahistorical orientation by choosing not to talk about exactly what Erhman’s exploring and explaining. His writing is clear, challenging, and provocative, and I recommend the book to anyone interested in the historical Jesus.

I just finished season two of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. This male reviewer watched it differently than me. I often think sociologically, but this guy, who seems to think of it as a Frontline documentary, runs absolute circles around me. His thesis? Males are portrayed irresponsibly. I’ve never thought that while watching OitNB. All I thought was, “Man, this show is well written and acted.” I agree with this female reviewer, season two was even better than season one. So good it was hard not to binge watch. Only eleven more months until season three.

But Mother Dear, the content is definitely R-17, so no watching for you.

The historical Jesus and Orange is the New Black. Not sure what that pairing says about me. If you figure it out, let me know. I’ll be down at the lake.

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2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading and Watching

  1. If you haven’t caught it yet there is a good British melodrama called The Last Dance in Tango. It focuses around the reunion of an elderly couple who haven’t seen each other since they were teenagers. But there are multiple plots with their children. One who is gay and still has a lingering weak husband to deal with and the other is just trying to cope running they family sheep farm as she tends to go to bed with too many one night stands. Both of them have children and this complicates the issues.

    The 3rd season just started airing on PBS and we get it here in the D-FW area on Sunday’s at 7pm. I highly recommend it. You can catch up with the previous 2 seasons thru Netflix

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