For the first time ever, I am sharing the current OSFGroup exploration here, a post at a time. Feel free to engage with it in the comments, but it would be even better if you asked me to add you into the official private group, because wow. You should see the conversation going on over there already, only one week in!

1st Reading – Esther 1


👀 What We’re Reading by Jenn Jun 25 

So . . . this story is off to a good start already, isn’t it? 🙄😒 

When I was a kid, my brother and I had this cassette tape with a woman retelling this story, and she was a great storyteller, but I definitely came away with the impression that Vashti was “a bad queen.” 

Then I read the story for myself and felt perplexed. 

Then I grew up a little and had an entirely different perspective on the characters as presented… 

What is going on here? How do you react to the opening scenes of this book?

Published by Jennwith2ns

Jesus person. Wife and step-mom. Daughter, sister, auntie, friend. Collector of stories: mine, yours, tangible, not... Pastor of Central Baptist Church, founder and spiritual director at The Pilgrimage, and author of Trees In The Pavement and Favored One.

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