Hey listeners, don’t miss our bonus 2020-in-review episode streaming live over on our community page facebook.com/alphabytescommunity Saturday, March 6th at 1:30 p.m. PST.
In the latest episode we addressed various traits we often see in fathers. We recognize that not everyone has the ideal experience let alone the same ones we have. So we want to open it up to you and ask you to share. What is the ideal level of involvement a father should have? What are some positive or negative traits you see in yourself as a father or witnessed in your upbringing? Who are father figures in your life?
Education is a big can of worms. Learning is a never-ending experience in life, whether you attend school or not. As we explained, it isn’t confined to traditional academia. What has your experience been? What is something non-academic you learned in school? What is something academic you learned outside of school?
Finding Your Community
The last episode was hard-hitting. Depression afflicts people in numerous ways and living with it is challenging. We all get anxious at times. So listeners, how do you manage anxiety? How do you deal? Who is your community? Below are resources to help you help each other.
In the episode C is for Christianity we discussed a lot about the Christian church as a whole but never really addressed the head, Jesus Christ, or specific teachings. With regard to Christ, what teaching(s) do you admire? Are there any that rub you the wrong way? With regard to Christians Is it possible to critique an institution and still be a part of it? Why is American Christianity so uniquely controversial?
New Jim Crow
In the last episode we mentioned the “new Jim Crow” that is affecting black Americans today. Unfortunately we didn’t have the chance to discuss any specific examples. How is the “new Jim Crow” affecting black people today? How should we fight it? One such example is the over-incarceration of people of color. To find out more click here to go to Michelle Alexander’s website and book.
We want to hear from our audience. What is important to you?
We hope you enjoyed the first episode. (Quick fact check for those who listen closely: the Magna Carta was written 500 years before the Declaration of Independence, not 700.) In the interest of sparking conversation, here is a followup question. In a country with a permeable constitution, what if anything may be considered “anti-American?”