Stori and special guest host Marshall dig into Acts 16:16-34 this week. The passage starts out with Paul and Silas relieving a slave girl of her fortune telling abilities which leads to their incarceration. Stori and Marshall talk about how it wasnt the conversion that got people upset, it was the fact that it messed with their money and power that the real blow back began. Stori talks about a difficult aspect of the story - what happened to the slave girl after her fortune telling abilities are gone and she is no longer of any value to the slave owners? They also talk about the jailer going from the position of being the oppressor, to being liberated himself, and then becoming an agent of liberation for Paul and Silas.
- Stori Long is a Pastor and Social Media Organizer at Storyline Community in Milwaukie, Oregon.
- Marshall Wattman-Turner is a Pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Milwaukie, Oregon.