The Zippy Crew returns, speeding through musings about the Winter Olympics and its controversies, the boys’ Wordle-playing, the worrisome military buildup by Russia, Damon Albarn’s attack on Taylor Swift and the hope we find in the Resurrection.
We can’t fix this world, but there’s hope from God — that’s a point the Zippy Crew comes back to time and again as we deal with huge geopolitical shakeups (Afghanistan), the experience of grief in our lives (and how WandaVision explores that grief) and hope found in the midst of Paul’s warnings against sin in 1 Corinthians 6. Alongside those topics, we also do a wrap up of the 2020 Summer Olympics and talk about the political machinations around two giant bills currently going through Congress.
The Zippy Boys return in an out of this world episode. This week, we turn to the story around the stellar Olympian Simone Biles, the meteoric private space tourism race and the other worldly comfort of our God in the Psalms. We also continue the Summer of the Mini-Series discussion, returning to Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.
She’s already the greatest gymnast of all time. She could have not come to the Tokyo Olympics at all, and this would be true. The United States was projected to win the team competition by a full point and a half, with Biles at full strength. In a competition normally decided by tenths of a point, this is comically absurd.
Tim and Jason zip back as your favorite snail covers the surge of the COVID Delta Variant, the coming Olympic Games, Jason’s viewing of WandaVision and a discussion on human rights in the context of Jesus’s incarnation.