Tuesday, May 01, 2018

What I'm Into (March and April 2018)

This is the stuff I've been into over the past two months: the movies, the tv shows, and the books, along with some highlights of the IRL stuff too. =)


Ranking of the 2018 movies I've seen so far (and yes, first place is a tie):

1. Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (so many thoughts and feelings!!!!)
2. Ready Player One
3. Love, Simon
4. A Wrinkle in Time
5. I Can Only Imagine
6. The Miracle Season
7. Peter Rabbit


These are the shows I am caught up on at the moment:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Young Sheldon
  • The Flash
  • Supergirl
  • Krypton
  • Rise
  • Modern Family
  • The Middle
  • Will and Grace (season has ended)
  • This is Us (season has ended)

And if you saw my last post you know I've started watching Battlestar Galactica (2004). I've only watched season one and the first two episodes of season two as of right now, so no spoilers, please!

I feel like the past two months have flown by. I've been CRAZY busy with homework for the past month and will continue to be for the next three weeks. Then I will have a glorious three-month break. Here is a list of all of the TV shows I would love to watch or re-watch this summer:

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Legends of Tomorrow (finish season 3)
  • Will and Grace (finish seasons 6, 7 and 8)
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: Discovery (re-watch)
  • The Good Place
  • Doctor Who (re-watch)
  • Black Mirror
  • Lost in Space
  • Smallville (re-watch)
  • The Orville
  • Black Lightning
  • Timeless
  • Schitt's Creek
  • Parenthood
  • Arrow (catch up from s5e8)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Boy Meets World (re-watch)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (re-watch)
  • Angel
But realistically, at least Battlestar Galactica, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Handmaid's Tale. And maybe Star Trek and Star Trek: TNG =) (and maybe Doctor Who, ;-)

Books - Read and Reading

Favorites from March:
Favorites from April:

Currently Reading:
Connect with me on Goodreads to see what I am currently reading and keep track of the books you are reading, have read, and want to read: Jennifer's Goodreads Profile


As usual, I'm way behind on listening to podcasts. But I am on these podcast episodes of Reclaiming Christianity from March and April:

Axioms of Faith (Episode 30)
John Weldy, Jennifer Neyhart, and Beckett Hanan discuss “Science” Mike McHargue’s Axioms of Faith as presented in his book Finding God in the Waves. Can God and science coexist? Can God be experienced without certainty? Is there a framework by which a rational person can believe in God?

Evolution of the Word, part 1 (Episode 35)
John Weldy, Jennifer Neyhart, and Jason Armold discuss how the New Testament and Christianity evolved during its first century through the lens of Evolution of the Word by Marcus Borg. This episode we introduce the concept of studying the NT in the order the books were written, look through Borg’s timeline, and discuss the first five books: I Thessalonians, Galatians, I Corinthians, Philemon, and Philippians.

BSG1: Season 1
As I mentioned in my last post, I had never watched Battlestar Galactica until now. But it sounded like something I would enjoy, so when I was asked to watch it and discuss it on the podcast, I said yes!

Our first episode covers the miniseries and season one, so if you haven't watched those episodes yet, you probably want to do that first to avoid spoilers!

Some of the things we discuss:

• When humanity can create life in their image, how does this affect theology?
• Do Cylons have souls?
• How is Battlestar Galactica influenced by Mormonism?
• Is Cylon theology essentially Calvinism?
• Who are the fundamentalists and who are the mystics in the show?

You can check out the other podcasts related to the Theology Book Club by clicking here.

Theology Book Club:
In November of 2017, I started an online Theology Book Club. These are the books for the next three months:

May: Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son by Tony Campolo and‎ Bart Campolo
June: Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
July: Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans
(I am REALLY excited to read Rachel's new book!)

If you want to join the Facebook Group you can click here to email me. Or click over to the Theology Book Club page and fill out the contact form at the bottom. In addition to the online discussion within the group, we also have monthly (and weekly for those who are interested) chats where people can participate by talking over the voice channel (using Discord), or they can choose to just listen and engage via text if they so wish.

You can follow me on Instagram @jenniferneyhart.

Bookish friends are the best!!! I just had the loveliest time with a group of people who love books/reading as much as I do. We did a book exchange party where everyone brought a copy of a book they love, to give away. We randomly picked a wrapped book and then the person who brought it told us a little bit about it and why they chose that book. Super fun! Afterward, we played "Ex Libris" (think Balderdash with a literary twist).

Happy Spring? #kentuckyweather
I got a new toy/decoration for myself! Justice League nesting dolls!!! So then I had to set them up on my shelf and take pictures of some of the other fun decorations on my shelves!
At this time I also realized that every time my brother comes over to play board games, he moves some of the minifigs around. So in this instance h,e moved Hagrid from the Hogwarts castle to the shelf with lots of superheroes. Also, do you see the Weeping Angel in front of the Hogwarts castle? @bneyhart strikes again...
celebrating Ema's 9th birthday!
This is my brother. He is a high school history teacher and this is what he wore to work today. It was Spirit Week and today was "thrift day". I love it! So did his students! #mightymorphinpowerrangers #powerrangers #throwbackthursday
Megan's baby shower!!!! So exciting!!!!

Painting with Julie! "Starry Night over Churchill Downs". #pinotspalette #starrynight
Celebrating my Dad's birthday on Sunday!
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This post is linked up with What I'm Into at Leigh Kramer.

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