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Podcast: The Tasty Trifles of Gossip

A listener-recommended topic today from one of you: Gossip! Tempting to do, but so damaging to yourself and others. Today, we dive into gossip and talebearing and give some simple advice both to those who’ve been the victim of gossip and to those who feel its temptations.

The article mentioned in today’s podcast episode has been posted here on the Living Youth page before. Just head over to this entry almost a year ago—“Being Christian Online: Two Great Articles!”—and you’ll see a link to the article Mr. Robinson’s mentioned.

Podcast: What We’re Thankful For

This week, we are thankful. On the podcast, we talk about some of the things for which we are very thankful (and fair warning, we do get a little rambly!), and we hope it spurs you to meditate on things you are thankful for, both the obvious things and the not-so-obvious. We mention two articles in the podcast, and links to them are listed below the embedded video and audio. One was posted earlier this week (Mr. Robinson’s) and the other is from Mr. Ames.

Biohacking and Thankfulness

Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow, and while not all of our teen and young adult readers are in the U.S., many of you are—and even for those who are not, when does thankfulness go out of style?

In the spirit of that, consider enjoying this short read from Mr. John Robinson titled “Hacking Thankfulness,” initially published in our January 2021 Tomorrow’s World. Mr. Robinson highlights how secular science and “biohacking” advocates have come to understand the power of gratitude and how we improve our health and our lives, in general, and the benefit of actively cultivating a spirit of thankfulness—an attitude the Bible has recommended for centuries.

We refer to this article in the podcast we plan to publish later this week, and we wanted to make sure we gave you a link so you could read it for yourself! Just click below—it’s only a 4-minute read, and worth the time!

And for those who do observe Thanksgiving Day, we pray yours is a happy one that brings to mind the many, many things in your life for which you can thank your Creator!

Podcast: Tragedy in South Korea

The news a couple of weeks ago about the terrible “crowd crush” tragedy in Seoul, South Korea, was heartrending. Several listeners asked us to comment on it, and it is the topic of this week’s podcast. We hope you find it helpful, and thank you to those who recommended the topic.

Podcast: A Visit with Peter Nathan!

Fresh from his star turn in this year’s “Behind the Work” video about the preaching of the Gospel in Africa and our growing band of brothers and sisters there, Mr. Peter Nathan joins us in the podcast studio—a.k.a. Mr. Robinson’s office. We hope you enjoy this interview, in which we get a bit of his personal background and how he became involved in the Work in Africa!

“Is it clean, or unclean, that is the question…”

[Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare, there…]

We received a question from a young adult out there on matters of clean and unclean animals, and it prompted us to post this great Tomorrow’s World Whiteboard which some of you may not have seen. It does a great job of summarizing Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. We hope you like it!

P.S. The question we received was about ducks and swans. In the list of unclean birds, “swan” is a mistranslation in some Bibles (like the KJV). Best evidence (including internal evidence in the passage) suggests that the Hebrew word concerns a kind of owl, completing the list of owls in the passage. Many other translations (NKJV) get that right.

P.P.S. Unlrelated to the topic, but, hey, why not here? We apologize that there was no podcast last week! Our podcasters were very focused on getting a new literature item ready for final review, and there just wasn’t time. We’ve thought about putting out two podcasts this week to make up for it, but we’re also in the middle of the Council of Elders meetings. So, we’ll see! But please forgive us! Now, the video (which was the whole point of this post)…