In the Be Transformed Challenge, I am going to try to vary my entertainment diet a little bit every week. I’m not talking a radical overhaul – like the time I tried to go cold-turkey on all TV and only listen to recordings of sermons on my iPod (did I mention this was over 10 years ago?). Instead, I’m going to try to make small incremental changes to my viewing habits.
Every night, after my kids are in bed, my husband and I sit down and watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on YouTube. I find great comfort in watching Colbert, an echo of a time when I was in the midst of deep depression and watching Colbert’s old show, The Colbert Report was the only thing I looked forward to in the day.
This week, we’re going to start the habit of watching a Christian YouTube clip every night before Colbert.
The Bible Project
Over the last few years, I have been blessed by the amazing content being produced by The Bible Project YouTube channel. Headed by Jon Collins and Tim Mackie, and supported by a team of creative Christians and deep-thinking Theologians, they have produced dozens of hours of content unpacking the depths of the Biblical narrative in an engaging accessible form.
The site contains clips which simmarise books of the bible. They also have themed videos where they trace a concept throughout the whole biblical story (the latest is about Exile). And they’re also working through a series that explains the whole structure of the Bible itself.
This week, I’m going to start by watching their videos on Genesis and moving through the Old Testament. Just one video a night. A small incremental change to my viewing habits.
How about you? What small change can you make in your viewing, reading, or online habits to help you grow more in your faith and trust in Jesus? Do you have any suggestions about other things I could be reading/watching/listening to? I’d love to hear from you!
To learn more about The Bible Project, watch this clip.