A Watchman for Our Souls

Rev. Todd Thomason serves as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hyattsville. He is a devoted husband and a caring dad of twin daughters. I suppose that the laughter has strengthened his prayer life dramatically. He offers a courageous and insightful reflection that I just couldn’t keep to myself. It would be selfish.

I pray that it would challenge you to live more deeply into the faith that we love and cherish in hopes of loving more like Christ.

Via Ex Machina

On Tuesday, author and journalist Neely Tucker sat down with Kojo Nnambdi to discuss the release of Harper Lee’s new/old novel, Go Set a Watchman. I had seen the controversy over the characterization of Atticus Finch brewing online since the Wall Street Journal published the first chapter of Watchman last Friday. However, I was unfamiliar with the questionable circumstances surrounding the book’s release. Biographers, close friends, and serious fans of Harper Lee have known about Watchman’s existence for decades, according to Tucker. Yet, Tonja Carter, a lawyer from Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, AL, claimed to have “discovered” the “lost” manuscript when news about Watchman first broke. As the story goes, Carter showed the book to Lee, who enthusiastically endorsed its publication after all these years, even though the aged author suffers from impaired hearing and eyesight as well as the lingering effects of a recent stroke.

These circumstances…

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