This exercise of posting the OSFGroup readings publicly in the blog is confirming why I don't normally do it: That is--no one is discussing anything here! This space does not reflect what is going on in the actual group, where the discussion is quite lively and terms like "toxic masculinity" are being bandied about. I…Read more 6th Reading – Esther 4:9-17
The news has broken. Does it seem strange to anyone else that Esther seems to be the only one who doesn’t know what’s going on? Why might that be? What do you think about Mordecai’s reaction to this whole thing? After all, isn’t the situation kind of his fault? Or isn’t it?
What a political book this is! The factions are starting to align, and the main conflict is being set up. What can we tell about Haman from this chapter? What is his deal? Is Mordecai’s response justified? Also, do you see any consistencies or inconsistencies in the way individual rebellion is dealt with in this…Read more 4th Reading – Esther 3