FRIDAY FIVE: Dwight Schrute, Office Ladies, Taste & See, Trevin Wax, Chesterton

Here’s a quick recap how the Friday Five is formatted for your viewing/reading pleasure.

1. Dwight shot a “werewolf.” Yes, it’s a blast from the past. But it’s one of my favorite talking heads from the best sitcom of all time. Comedy gold. The writers of the office were next level in their ability to make audiences laugh. Another feat of the show is the genius casting. Michael Scott, Creed, Stanley, Dwight, Angela, Andy, Jim and Pam, Jan, Toby, Ryan, Kelly, Phyllis, Mose–there wasn’t a single miscast character. Home run after home run.

2. Office Ladies Podcast. Continuing The Office theme, I’m gonna insist you check out the Office Ladies podcast if you’re a fan of the show. Hosted by Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) and Jenna Fischer (Pam Beasley), the Office Ladies is a terrific behind-the-scenes look of each episode. Rainn Wilson (Dwight), Creed, Melora Hardin (Jan) and several other important characters, writers, and guest stars have already appeared on the pod.

3. Taste & See Home Décor. I’m really proud of my sister Tiffany and her hard work launching a new business. Taste and See provides Christian home decor items (primarily dinner plates) that feature Scripture and beautiful designs. Taste & See gives a large portion of the net profits to Open Door International and Samaritans Purse. These organizations provide Bibles, Christian discipleship materials and aid to Christians around the world who desperately need them because of their country’s persecution of Christianity. Learn more and shop at Taste & See.

4. When the Church Apologizes for Its Beliefs. My older brother Trevin, senior vice president of Theology & Communications at Lifeway Christian Resources and columnist at the Gospel Coalition wrote a great piece about the Church of England’s recent misstep defending God’s institution of marriage. It’s definitely worth the three or four minutes it takes to read. You can gain more insight by listening to Trevin’s discussion with Nick Eicher and Megan Basham on the World and Everything in It Podcast. Their conversation begins about 11 minutes into the program.

5. G.K. Chesterton on Christianity.The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”What’s Wrong with the World

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