There may be a long pause here on Solo Femininity. I'm traveling today to the United Kingdom. It's time for another mission video shoot. I know, I know. It's a tough job, but somebody has to visit picturesque England and Wales in the prime of summer. And you know what a servant I am. (By the way, those of you reading this blog who attend Sovereign Grace churches will see the final product during our Mission Presentation one Sunday in October. I also understand it will be available for purchase after that time in our online store. I'll keep you all posted, as you've read so much about this video already!)
In the meantime, I have a TV program to recommend to you. I watched it last night while packing and found it absolutely fascinating. It's called The Dead Sea: A Naked Planet Special, and it was running on my local PBS station. Here's the description in the program guide:
This program is one of a series of specials that takes the viewer on a journey of discovery to some of the world's most famous natural wonders. Drawing on the latest scientific information, the program tells the story of how the Dead Sea was created and investigates how human cultures have adapted to and been influenced by these areas. Looking into the future, the program shows how the Dead Sea is being changed by the impact of mass tourism, power projects and urban development.
At 1,400 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of the deepest places on Earth. It contains enough toxins in a single glass of water to kill a person. The sea was made famous in the Old Testament as the mythical location of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Now, scientists are on the trail of the truth behind the myth of these lost cities and the fire and brimstone that destroyed them.
There were the usual references to an evolutionary worldview, but for a PBS program, it was stunningly honest and fair about all the biblical references. They showed the caves that King David hid in, talked about the desert where Christ wandered for 40 days and 40 nights, showed the area where Sodom and Gomorrah was supposed to be, and so on--all for the most part without the adjectives of "alleged" or "biblical myth" and the like. It was fascinating to see the locations mentioned in the Old Testament and to understand just how different the atmosphere and climate is at the Dead Sea. It makes the account of Lot's wife a lot easier to understand!
So while I'm gone, I recommend you check your local PBS listings for the next showing. My local station has been showing it periodically throughout the year. I didn't see that it was for sale yet on the PBS store, but if anyone finds out where it can be purchased, please let us know.
And if I can do so, I'll send you all an "e-postcard" from the U.K.