Here’s another dress down Friday complete with music videos, Mac goodies, summer mixed CD’s, leaked scripts and something fun for that theologian in your life.
Robin recently tagged me for a “Thinking Blogger” meme, which I was very thankful to recieve, especially from someone like Robin, who I personally look up to. If you were allowed to tag back on these memes I would have tagged Robin because she is certainly at the very top of my list. And as you can see I’ve delayed in writing my response to her post, partly because of time and partly because I wasn’t sure who I was going to link to. It’s not that I don’t read any thinking bloggers but that I read too many, and often times don’t read them carefully enough. In other words, I have a hard time picking and am not the best blogging friend because I don’t read all I should. Anyways, I’ve been taking my time thinking about it, and now it’s gotten to be so much time that the post almost feels beside the point. But I’ve decided to do it anyways because I think it’s always nice to tell others you think they are doing a good job.
This post is long overdue but the Daily Scribe religious blogging community has been retired. What is written below is part of an email I recently sent to everyone who participated in the Daily Scribe project. Since that time I’ve received more questions about the overall status of Scribe and thought it would be good to do a short post announcing that we have decided to lay down the project.
Here’s another edition of dress-down Friday. This week I wanted to focus on green issues, and let me forewarn you: this is somewhat intense. I’ve decided to focus more of my attention on these issues, and try and help do what I can to educate and make aware the seriousness of caring for the creation.
I just found out from Janelle’s blog, about the fire at the Simple Way house in Philadelphia. This is where Shane Claiborne and others live and do their ministry. And to hear about this tragedy is a real shame. Many of us really appreciate and look up to way Claiborne and the Simple Way have sought to embody God’s love in practical ways (I have written about Claiborne here and here). Fortunately no one was hurt but the first has left a number of families homeless.
I’ve been reading and writing a ton while here at woodbrooke, which I suppose is good since that’s why I came here!? I just finished a fourth section to my final paper, it was on Martin Davie’s analysis of why and how Liberal Quakerism became the predominate form of belief in Britain. It took me a couple days to hammer it out, and it will take me as least as long to edit it, because it’s pretty long. I just quickly added up the word count on my various sections and I’ve got over 15,000 words so far, which isn’t too shabby. Actually, I think that’s as many words as I am required to have for my final paper for this tutorial, but I haven’t even written my conclusion yet, or added any of that fun juicy stuff where you get to argue your main points, etc.
About a week ago I had an article come out in Young Quaker, the publication run by Young Friends General Meeting in Britain (See volue 53,number 6). This edition was the last one for Jez Smith, a friend of mine who currently lives in London, and who I worked with on the Britain Yearly Meeting Blog a Month ago. Anyways, it was a pleasure to write an article both for a different audience than what I would normally have and as a send-off to Jez who has taken a job at “The Friend” the only weekly Quaker publication in the world. Since many of you won’t have access to the article I thought I would summarize what I wrote there and open it up for discussion.
Another Dress-Down Friday is upon us so kick off your dress shoes, put on your flip flops, grab a cup of Peets (because I can’t) and browse the web.
I read this article today in the Guardian and thought it was worth pointing out. The article, “London is getting into the Olympic spirit – by kicking out the Gypsies” by George Monbiot argues that the Olympics, often thought of being a way to boost the economy for the poor, is in fact very hard on the poor in the city, many times leaving them without any housing at all.
This past last weekend I had the opportunity to go visit my friend Simon in his home town of Telford and he took me to see some really cool things. Instead of going into great detail I thought I’d put a slideshow together for you to see what we saw.