This is Part 1 of a series on This I Used to Believe.
NPR Radio has a fascinating show called “This American Life” which features quirky, real-life stories with some kind of twist. At times funny, at times dead serious, it offers a fascinating perspective of modern American culture. To be a missionary in a culture, one must be a student of that culture, so I recommend this show.
A friend of mine recommended that I listen to an episode entitled This I Used to Believe, saying he thought of me. So I downloaded it to my iPod and listened to it in pieces as I drove around. The theme of this episode is “Stories of people forced to let go of their firmly held beliefs.”
The second act was stunning. If you have time to listen to entire hour, it is worth it. But if all you can spare is 20 minutes, I urge you to jump to the 18-minute mark for Act Two: “After a woman loses her faith, a football coach—whom she’s never met—tries to restore it.”
I have a lot I want to say about this, but not until you listen to the show. If you have a heart for evangelism in a post-Christian culture, you owe it to yourself to go here and click “Full Episode” to get it streaming to your computer. Like I said, jump ahead to the 18-minute mark if you are a short on time, and listen to Act Two.
Then come back and we’ll talk about it in follow-up posts.
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