This episode, the Zippy Crew digs more deeply into the Afghan Crisis and hits on several topics related to religious persecution and faithfulness. For this week’s lighter side, we also wrap up our “Summer of the Miniseries” with last looks at Tinker, Tailor and WandaVision, including a look at a scene in WandaVision that helps us think about resurrection.
Tim and Jason dig more deeply into the horrors we’ve witnessed in Afghanistan and the bipartisan mistakes around it. They consider ways we can help in this moment and the future and return to some of the hope Tim wrote about on OFB previously.
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Jason and Tim wrap up a journey through John le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the BBC miniseries adaption thereof. Amongst other themes, they consider the pain that comes to one of the characters when he betrays others under the pressures of interrogation.
The boys return to WandaVision and consider the miniseries’ interaction with the Ancient Greek story of the Ship of Theseus; does it give a metaphor of the resurrection we look forward to in Christ? Tim referenced this previously on OFB.
The Zippy Crew turn to the news that the National Religious Broadcasters, a group intended to protect Christian free speech rights amongst broadcasters, had fired its Senior VP of Communications, Daniel Darling, for his pro-vaccine op-ed in USA Today. The boys also reference Tim’s recent piece urging caution amongst pastors before they write “religious exemption letters” concerning vaccines.
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Jason and Tim both kept running into Acts 7 in the week leading up to this episode, which seems fitting given the subjects of persecution and standing for principles that are woven throughout this episode.
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