Mon, 25 February 2008
Sometimes our efforts at keeping our lives in balance are not enough. With a chance misstep, the world tilts, and we take a tumble. Can we fall with grace, or do we resist the inevitable outcome? Can we recover, and how? Who is there to help us, and can we accept that help?
Direct download: I_Tripped_and_Fell_Matt_Alspaugh_Hallman_Ministerial_Intern_February_24_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01am CDT
Mon, 18 February 2008
The Blues tradition embraces the reality that some times "just gettin’ down" with our blues can be the wisest thing to do in response to our disappointments.
Direct download: Singing_the_Blues_Janne_Eller-Isaacs_February_17_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12pm CDT
Mon, 11 February 2008
There is no work (outside of serving as an instrument of evil) that cannot be made worthwhile. Both suffering and joy are largely a matter of consciousness. Gandhi taught that caste was a matter of karma. In other words, know your place and find happiness there. That approach is in direct conflict with working for human liberation. Or is it?
Direct download: Know_Your_Place_Rob_Eller-Isaacs_February_10_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT
Mon, 4 February 2008
W. E. DuBois states, "Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the play-time." In justice-making work is there room for joy? If so, how do we find joy and sustain it? This service will be led by Jacqueline Duhart and Worship Associate Neely Crane-Smith.
Direct download: Intentional_Joy_Jacqueline_Duhart_February_3_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm CDT