Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
1. Superheroes Can’t Save You by Todd Miles
You might imagine that trying to teach Christology using classic super heroes might be hokey at best. And, well, you would be right in most cases. But not this one. Miles does a brilliant job of using fictional characters to illustrate misconceptions people have about Jesus. This is a book about eight classic, historical heresies. But mostly it is a book about Jesus. Miles is less interested in proving heresies wrong than showing why Jesus is great. He uses his scholarly chops to dismantle falsehoods and weave together compelling explanations and lessons, but he does so in plain language. And of course the superhero starting point is already accessible and inviting. I found this book to be refreshing, compelling, and profoundly helpful. It would make an ideal resource for a group study or the foundation for a lesson plan if you teach or preach. Check it out.
2. The Southern Engine Deli, Nashville
Nashville is a thriving food city. Whoops, I mean Nashville is thriving foodie city. That means we’ve found 432 artisan ways to serve ketchup or kale, but we kind of suck at the basics. Foodies are so intent on creativity that they unbasic the basics to such a degree they aren’t even recognizable any more. Not at the Southern Engine! This is a straight shooting, down the middle, stack the meat and cheese high, real life deli. I’ve tried at least a half dozen of the sandwiches on their menu and they are all amazing. To top it off they’re located in the exceptionally cool Marathon Motorworks building (now called Marathon Village so the bachelorette parties will come visit the shops) right on the edge of downtown and about 200 yards from where I work. If you are a Nashvillian or just visiting town stop by and get some grub.
3. The Cash App
Sadly, this is not an app where you simply go and find cash. That would be awesome, though. Cash is simply the easiest way to send money to other people or receive it from them. I realize people can use Apple pay or facebook or paypal or venmo or just about any bank app to do this now, but Cash is still the easiest app to use. It is simpler and has a cleaner user experience than any of the others. I use it all the time to pay people for all sort of things. Oh, and if you sign up using the link we can both get $5 when you use the app. So I guess it is sort of an app where they hand out money. And everyone loves free money