A powerful commentary by Jay Smooth not just on the game but on a number of critical issues that present themselves within the NFL. /ht Shelly F.
In 2010, my good friend Shelly Fayette, priest at Good Shepherd Episcopal, and I started a joint venture we call God Pub. It’s not often that Quakers and Episcopals join forces to create a space where folks could come together to discuss questions about God and faith in a setting that encourages listening and dialogue. Rarely is there a division between the group, yet it’s always interesting to hear people say things like, “Well, Episcopals thing/do…” or “As a Quaker, I…” A joint venture like this really adds to the texture of the conversation when we draw from our different backgrounds and experiences.
This is a video I did awhile back at the request of my yearly meeting (NWYM). In it I tell a little of my own story and why I am a Quaker today. I would love it if we could get our Quaker communities doing something like this and posting it online. Letting everyone have a chance to tell their stories!
A friend sent this today and it had me laughing out loud. It’s really hard to choose which one I’d rather be. I’m just glad there’s nothing to make fun of Quakers about… 😉
via Postlib or Emerging?.
Re-Watching some of the “No Direction Home” documentary this evening on Bob Dylan and was reminded of this haunting video by Joan Baez. I absolutely love it.
Here’s a new video from John Legen and the Roots. I love the Roots so that’s how I bumped into this, I’ve never really listened to John Legend before. I find the video really uplifting, and the song has a good tune with some great lyrics. It just kind of makes me happy all around. The first time I watched it Common’s lyrics stood out clearest: “Even in this generation living on computers/Only love, love, love can reboot us.”
As you already know I am a big David Bazan fan. Here’s a really great short film/documentary with a couple songs and some great footage.
Today was “one of those days.” That’s what I told the barista at the local coffee shop and that’s how I felt. It just seemed like I kept spinning my wheels all day. At the end of the work day I prayed, “God, where was your Light at today?” Which was my way of saying, “God, where were you and did I totally miss it?” I jotted down a few things in my notebook, things that stood out to me or appeared in my memory. And now at the end of the day I have thought about that question again. And there are two things that stand out to me.
One of my favorite New Testament scholars Anglican Bishop NT Wright was on my favorite evening talk show, The Colbert Report. On the show they discuss Wright’s latest book “Surprised by Hope” and what that has to do with heaven, the mission of the church, and new creation.