Category Archives: Advent/Christmas

Episode 106 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Advent 3&4+Christmas Eve

 

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Simple Living Works! Podcast

SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #15 (lectionary cycle B), Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item. All the items are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at SimpleLivingWorks.org.

Meet the author:

Episode 103: Kathy McGinnis, director and co-founder of The Institute for Peace & Justice, and her late husband Jim, wrote the reflections for the “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” series in the upcoming Nov.-Dec. episodes (#15). Visit the Institute’s site to see its fascinating history, inspiring programs and numerous awards.

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Music: Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes (index + selections) | Source | Media Release | AUDIO: Hope Is a Candle (Advent candle lighting hymn) | O Baby Born in Bethlehem | God of Justice Everflowing (Advent hymn)

#104-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Fun Activities

Also Mentioned–Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold)

#105-Advent 1-2

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Advent 1: “We Are All the Work of Your Hands”
  • Advent 2: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”

Fun Activities

#106-Advent 3-4 & Christmas Eve

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Advent 3: “Bring Glad Tidings to the Poor”
  • Advent 4: “Behold Your Handmaid, O Lord”
  • Christmas Eve: “You Shall Be Called ‘My Delight'”

Fun Activities

#107-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Christmas I: Holy Family Sunday”Over All These Clothes, Put on Love”
  • Epiphany: “Then They Opened Their Treasures…”

Fun Activities

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More Fun Activities (no audio): Christmas Quiz // WHOSE Birthday “Contest”

BONUS Items (no audio)

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany 

Spanish Advent-Christmas Resources

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WHOSE Birthday? #29, online edition for 2017.

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See article about “Whose Birthday?” in fall edition of the national publication for ELCA leaders, Seeds for the Parish, p. 7.

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Music: Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes (index + selections) | Source | Media Release | AUDIO: Hope Is a Candle (Advent candle lighting hymn) | O Baby Born in Bethlehem | God of Justice Everflowing (Advent hymn)

Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast

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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

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In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

Episode 56Ken Weigel, Exec. Dir. of Advent Conspiracy

Can Christmas still change the world? The Christmas story is a story of love, hope, redemption and relationship. So, what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress and debt? Somehow, we’ve traded the best story in the world for the story of what’s on sale.

In 2006 five pastors imagined a better Christmas practice for their own communities. Today, Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through

    • Spending Less,
    • Giving More
    • Loving All
    • Worshipping Fully

In this episode, Ken illuminates each of those four tenets.

It is not enough to say no to the way Christmas is celebrated by many; we need to say yes to a different way of celebrating.

This Christmas, give to change the world. Since its beginning, Advent Conspiracy invited every co-conspirator to allocate a portion of resources to address the global water crisis. There may be no better time of year to really see the stark contrast between the extravagance of culture and the simplicity of water. More than a billion of our global neighbors lack access to clean water and sanitation, and we believe Christmas can change this. Because of people like you who have entered into the conspiracy, millions of dollars have been given to provide clean water solutions around the world.

FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

Episode 105 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Advent 1&2

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Simple Living Works! Podcast

SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #15 (lectionary cycle B), Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item. All the items are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at SimpleLivingWorks.org.

Meet the author:

Episode 103: Kathy McGinnis, director and co-founder of The Institute for Peace & Justice, and her late husband Jim, wrote the reflections for the “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” series in the upcoming Nov.-Dec. episodes (#15). Visit the Institute’s site to see its fascinating history, inspiring programs and numerous awards.

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Music: Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes (index + selections) | Source | Media Release | AUDIO: Hope Is a Candle (Advent candle lighting hymn) | O Baby Born in Bethlehem | God of Justice Everflowing (Advent hymn)

#104-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Fun Activities

Also Mentioned–Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold)

#105-Advent 1-2

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Advent 1: “We Are All the Work of Your Hands”
  • Advent 2: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”

Fun Activities

#106-Advent 3-4 & Christmas Eve

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Advent 3: “Bring Glad Tidings to the Poor”
  • Advent 4: “Behold Your Handmaid, O Lord”
  • Christmas Eve: “You Shall Be Called ‘My Delight'”

Fun Activities

#107-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Christmas I: Holy Family Sunday”Over All These Clothes, Put on Love”
  • Epiphany: “Then They Opened Their Treasures…”

Fun Activities

* * *

More Fun Activities (no audio): Christmas Quiz // WHOSE Birthday “Contest”

BONUS Items (no audio)

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany 

Spanish Advent-Christmas Resources

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WHOSE Birthday? #29, online edition for 2017.

* * *

See article about “Whose Birthday?” in fall edition of the national publication for ELCA leaders, Seeds for the Parish, p. 7.

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Music: Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes (index + selections) | Source | Media Release | AUDIO: Hope Is a Candle (Advent candle lighting hymn) | O Baby Born in Bethlehem | God of Justice Everflowing (Advent hymn)

Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast

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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

* * *

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

Episode 56Ken Weigel, Exec. Dir. of Advent Conspiracy

Can Christmas still change the world? The Christmas story is a story of love, hope, redemption and relationship. So, what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress and debt? Somehow, we’ve traded the best story in the world for the story of what’s on sale.

In 2006 five pastors imagined a better Christmas practice for their own communities. Today, Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through

    • Spending Less,
    • Giving More
    • Loving All
    • Worshipping Fully

In this episode, Ken illuminates each of those four tenets.

It is not enough to say no to the way Christmas is celebrated by many; we need to say yes to a different way of celebrating.

This Christmas, give to change the world. Since its beginning, Advent Conspiracy invited every co-conspirator to allocate a portion of resources to address the global water crisis. There may be no better time of year to really see the stark contrast between the extravagance of culture and the simplicity of water. More than a billion of our global neighbors lack access to clean water and sanitation, and we believe Christmas can change this. Because of people like you who have entered into the conspiracy, millions of dollars have been given to provide clean water solutions around the world.

FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

  • The Ugly Food Project – Let’s Have an Ugly Food Thanksgiving
  • Part 2 — Episode 77: Fighting for Clean Water with Paula Wansa (9/15/16)

    How a small group of women cleaned up California’s most toxic waste dump over 20 years and protected their water supply and school. // VIDEO — Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

    Part 1 — Episode 76: Celebrating Ugly Food / Gleaning with Pastor Amy Beveridge, Gail McNichols-Oliver and Emily Wilson [9/1/16]

    Exploring the intersection of food, water & faith in a time of drought.
    Every Sunday in August, Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Templeton, CA – Speakers, film, music, worship, fun! + Ugly Food Banquet.

    Bethel Lutheran’s Ugly Food Project promotion items (media releases, bulletin inserts, etc.) Plus an extended conversation with Gail McNichols-Oliver, a founder of GleanSLO, and Biblical reflections by Pr. Amy in light of Jesus’ feeding the multitudes. Including Ugly Food Facts / Tips / Resources

Episode 104 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Pre-Advent

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Simple Living Works! Podcast

SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #15 (lectionary cycle B), Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item. All the items are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at SimpleLivingWorks.org.

Meet the author:

Episode 103: Kathy McGinnis, director and co-founder of The Institute for Peace & Justice, and her late husband Jim, wrote the reflections for the “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” series in the upcoming Nov.-Dec. episodes (#15). Visit the Institute’s site to see its fascinating history, inspiring programs and numerous awards.

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Music: Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes (index + selections) | Source | Media Release | AUDIO: Hope Is a Candle (Advent candle lighting hymn) | O Baby Born in Bethlehem | God of Justice Everflowing (Advent hymn)

#104-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Fun Activities

Also Mentioned–Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold)

#105-Advent 1-2

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Advent 1: “We Are All the Work of Your Hands”
  • Advent 2: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”

Fun Activities

#106-Advent 3-4 & Christmas Eve

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Advent 3: “Bring Glad Tidings to the Poor”
  • Advent 4: “Behold Your Handmaid, O Lord”
  • Christmas Eve: “You Shall Be Called ‘My Delight'”

Fun Activities

#107-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

  • Christmas I: Holy Family Sunday”Over All These Clothes, Put on Love”
  • Epiphany: “Then They Opened Their Treasures…”

Fun Activities

* * *

More Fun Activities (no audio): Christmas Quiz // WHOSE Birthday “Contest”

BONUS Items (no audio)

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany 

Spanish Advent-Christmas Resources

* * *

WHOSE Birthday? #29, online edition for 2017.

* * *

See article about “Whose Birthday?” in fall edition of the national publication for ELCA leaders, Seeds for the Parish, p. 7.

* * *

Music: Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes (index + selections) | Source | Media Release | AUDIO: Hope Is a Candle (Advent candle lighting hymn) | O Baby Born in Bethlehem | God of Justice Everflowing (Advent hymn)

Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast

* * *

The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

* * *

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

Episode 56Ken Weigel, Exec. Dir. of Advent Conspiracy

Can Christmas still change the world? The Christmas story is a story of love, hope, redemption and relationship. So, what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress and debt? Somehow, we’ve traded the best story in the world for the story of what’s on sale.

In 2006 five pastors imagined a better Christmas practice for their own communities. Today, Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through

    • Spending Less,
    • Giving More
    • Loving All
    • Worshipping Fully

In this episode, Ken illuminates each of those four tenets.

It is not enough to say no to the way Christmas is celebrated by many; we need to say yes to a different way of celebrating.

This Christmas, give to change the world. Since its beginning, Advent Conspiracy invited every co-conspirator to allocate a portion of resources to address the global water crisis. There may be no better time of year to really see the stark contrast between the extravagance of culture and the simplicity of water. More than a billion of our global neighbors lack access to clean water and sanitation, and we believe Christmas can change this. Because of people like you who have entered into the conspiracy, millions of dollars have been given to provide clean water solutions around the world.

FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

  • The Ugly Food Project – Let’s Have an Ugly Food Thanksgiving
  • Part 2 — Episode 77: Fighting for Clean Water with Paula Wansa (9/15/16)

    How a small group of women cleaned up California’s most toxic waste dump over 20 years and protected their water supply and school. // VIDEO — Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

    Part 1 — Episode 76: Celebrating Ugly Food / Gleaning with Pastor Amy Beveridge, Gail McNichols-Oliver and Emily Wilson [9/1/16]

    Exploring the intersection of food, water & faith in a time of drought.
    Every Sunday in August, Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Templeton, CA – Speakers, film, music, worship, fun! + Ugly Food Banquet.

    Bethel Lutheran’s Ugly Food Project promotion items (media releases, bulletin inserts, etc.) Plus an extended conversation with Gail McNichols-Oliver, a founder of GleanSLO, and Biblical reflections by Pr. Amy in light of Jesus’ feeding the multitudes. Including Ugly Food Facts / Tips / Resources

  • Episode 102: Meghann Jarchow, founder and coordinator of the Univ. of So. Dakota Sustainability Program. The Univ. of So. Dakota is building a Sustainability Program at the campus in Vermillion, SD. Though a young interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree housed in the biology dept., It is working toward a master’s program and eventually a Ph.D.

    Dr. Meghann Jarchow (JAR-koe) is the founder and coordinator of the program. She works with numerous organizations in a basically conservative state, to create a vision of sustainability. The means to reach that vision are very much in development among the various stakeholders in this agriculture-based state. In addition to Sierra Club, the Sustainability Club, Greening Vermillion, and others, USD is a member of UMACS — Upper Midwest Assoc. for Campus Sustainability.

    Meghann’s sites: http://www.usd.edu/sustainability //  http://www.jarchowlab.org/

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    Episode 101 Paul K. Chappell is the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, an Iraq War veteran, West Point graduate, international speaker, and author of six books.

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said of him, “Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the unique perspective of a soldier, and his new ideas show us why world peace is both necessary and possible in the 21st century. The End of War can help people everywhere understand why war must end, and how together we can end it.”

    A recent event in Paso Robles, CA, was co-sponsored by Paso Peace Community, Members of the North County Clergy Group, Rotary International PeaceBuilders, and Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

    www.paulkchappell.com //  www.wagingpeace.org  // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_K._Chappell

    Paso Peace Community Blog on Paul’s visit: Why World Peace Is Possible

    PeaceLiteracy.org

    Don’t confuse Paul K. Chappell with the conservative preacher/author Paul Chappell!

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    Episode 100 (Sept. 1): Reformation history scholar, Bishop Guy Erwin of the Southwest Calif. Synod, ELCA, on the relevance and meaning of the Reformation today.

    This is part of a short series honoring the 500th year of the Reformation, which for many culminates on Reformation Sunday, October 29th.

    Bishop Erwin on FaceBook // Southwest Calif. Synod, ELCA, on Facebook // Radicalizing Reformation site // International Congress for Luther Research: 1517. Luther between Tradition and Renewal [German and English]

    Decolonizing Lutheranism // on Facebook

    ELCA = Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest and most progressive Lutheran denomination in the US. ELCA on FaceBook.

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    Episode 99 [8/15] — Order of Lutheran Franciscans: Minister General Christopher – Brother Chris – and novice Jeff Brown – Brother Jeff — tell their personal stories, as well as the background and faith foundations of OLF. Remarkable connections to voluntary simplicity!

    This is part of a short series honoring the 500th year of the Reformation, which for many culminates on Reformation Sunday at the end of October.

    OLF website // OLF on FaceBook

    ELCA = Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest and most progressive Lutheran denomination in the US. ELCA on FaceBook.

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Episode 83 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Christmas Season-Epiphany

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Becky Garrison

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Shane Claiborne

Simple Living Works! Podcast

SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #20, Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item. All the items are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at SimpleLivingWorks.org.

#80-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#81-Advent

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#82-Christmas Eve/Day

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#83-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

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WHOSE Birthday? #28, online edition for 2016.

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See article about “Whose Birthday?” in fall edition of the national publication for ELCA leaders, Seeds for the Parish, p. 7.

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Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast

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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

* * *

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

  • To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.
  • IMAGES: Becky Garrison and Shane Claiborne, courtesy of Becky Garrison
  • For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.orgClick ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

    Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

    *Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Episode 82 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Christmas Eve/Day

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Bruce Forbes

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Tony Campolo

Simple Living Works! Podcast

SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #20, Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item. All the items are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at SimpleLivingWorks.org.

#80-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#81-Advent

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#82-Christmas Eve/Day

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#83-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

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WHOSE Birthday? #28, online edition for 2016.

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See article about “Whose Birthday?” in fall edition of the national publication for ELCA leaders, Seeds for the Parish, p. 7.

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Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast

* * *

The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

* * *

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

Episode 81 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Advent

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Peter Marty

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Anne Basye

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John Marty

Simple Living Works! Podcast

SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #20, Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item. All the items are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at SimpleLivingWorks.org.

#80-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#81-Advent

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#82-Christmas Eve/Day

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#83-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

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Thanks to readers Angela and Matt.

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WHOSE Birthday? #28, online edition for 2016.

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Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast

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See article about “Whose Birthday?” in fall edition of the national publication for ELCA leaders, Seeds for the Parish, p. 7.

* * *

The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

* * *

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

Episode 80 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Pre-Advent

whosebday07cover

Simple Living Works! Podcast

SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #20, Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item. All the items are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at SimpleLivingWorks.org.

#80-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#81-Advent

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#82-Christmas Eve/Day

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#83-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

* * *

WHOSE Birthday? #28, online edition for 2016.

* * *

See article about “Whose Birthday?” in fall edition of the national publication for ELCA leaders, Seeds for the Parish, p. 7.

* * *

Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast

* * *

The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

* * *

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

Episode 61 :: Film Producer, Author John de Graaf

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Show Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

Read about John at Champions of Simple Living Today

The Common Good Podcast:  John de Graaf on episode 39 – Affluenza; The Common Good Podcast, episode 40 – Happiness Initiative

Also MENTIONED

Affluenza: A New Disease of the Rich in Era of inequality

Center for  New American Dream

SLW! Podcast: Pope Francis

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DIY “Who’s Risen?”

Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? is a free online collection for Lent/Easter. Also, contribute your art and articles to SLW! for it. 

DIY Who’s Risen? Yes, you can produce our own customized, do-it-yourself Who’s Risen? You’re welcome to assemble and copy a version that meets your local needs. All of our resources and service are now free of charge.

Submit Now to Whose Birthday? 2016

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In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode.

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

Episodes 57-59

This legacy ‘WHOSE Birthday?’ series features well-known preacher and national leader Louis Lotz, author Meg Cox and others. It can also be used as text or audio. It’s calendar and readings match this Advent’s lectionary cycle (C, Luke).

Encourage others. Use this article in your newsletter/web site.

Part 1 - Advent 1 & 2 //  Part 2 - Advent 3 & 4 // Part 3 - Christmas & Epiphany

*Christmas Campaign Kit (CCK) // Bonus Materials

Episode 56Ken Weigel, Exec. Dir. of Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through

    • Spending Less,
    • Giving More
    • Loving All
    • Worshipping Fully

FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

Episode 55: Provocative, profound words from the historian of the voluntary simplicity movement. David E. Shi (pronounced “Shy”), the 10th president of Furman University from 1994 to 2010, is a leading figure in American higher education. A prolific writer and speaker, David has shared his knowledge of such topics as American history, sustainability, and leadership with thousands of people in the corporate, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. As a consultant, David has helped organizations and communities strengthen their ability to work with their constituents and achieve their objectives. David regularly travels across the country for speaking engagements and consulting partnerships.

Author of the classic The Simple Life: Plain Living
and High Thinking in American Culture

(1985/2007), as well as  In Search of the Simple Life : American Voices, Past and Present (1996). Recently, “The Simple Life — Past and Present,” Foreword to  Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future” by Samuel Alexander and Amanda McLeod of the Simplicity Collective.

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – JANUARY

Tony  & Shane Uncut

The complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice — episodes 20-27.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement // Self-Starters Needed! // Free coaching for groups on the internet

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice (Foreword by Cecile Andrews) | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART | En Español (all)

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including| TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s recent Slide Show

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog. |  Follow us on Pinterest.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same.

Episode Index

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

IMAGE: John de Graaf

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

 

Episode 60 :: Phil Petrie, Artist and Simple Living Leader

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Show Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

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Painter Phil Petrie leads the Simple Living committee at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego.

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?

Yes, you can produce our own customized, do-it-yourself Who’s Risen? for Lent/Easter. You’re welcome to assemble and copy a version that meets your local needs. All of our resources and service are now free of charge.

Submit Now to Whose Birthday? 2016

Whose Birthday? #27 is a new, free online collection. Also, contribute your art and articles to SLW! for it.

* * *
In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode.

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

Episodes 57, 58, 59

This legacy ‘WHOSE Birthday?’ is a three-part SLW! podcast series for Nov. 15, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15. It features well-known preacher and national leader Louis Lotz, author Meg Cox and others. It can also be used as text or audio. It’s calendar and readings match this Advent’s lectionary cycle (C, Luke).

Encourage others. Use this article in your newsletter/web site.

All three episodes

Part 1,  Advent 1 and 2;  Part 2, Advent 3 and 4; Part 3, Christmas and Epiphany

*Christmas Campaign Kit (CCK)

Audio has been lightly edited to remove out-of-date contact information. See Show Notes above for references to CD insert.

Episode 56Ken Weigel, Exec. Dir. of Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through

    • Spending Less,
    • Giving More
    • Loving All
    • Worshipping Fully

FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

Episode 55: Provocative, profound words from the historian of the voluntary simplicity movement. David E. Shi (pronounced “Shy”), the 10th president of Furman University from 1994 to 2010, is a leading figure in American higher education. A prolific writer and speaker, David has shared his knowledge of such topics as American history, sustainability, and leadership with thousands of people in the corporate, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. As a consultant, David has helped organizations and communities strengthen their ability to work with their constituents and achieve their objectives. David regularly travels across the country for speaking engagements and consulting partnerships.

Author of the classic The Simple Life: Plain Living
and High Thinking in American Culture

(1985/2007), as well as  In Search of the Simple Life : American Voices, Past and Present (1996). Recently, “The Simple Life — Past and Present,” Foreword to  Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future” by Samuel Alexander and Amanda McLeod of the Simplicity Collective.

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – December // JANUARY

Tony  & Shane Uncut

The complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice — episodes 20-27.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement // Self-Starters Needed! // Free coaching for groups on the internet

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice (Foreword by Cecile Andrews) | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART | En Español (all)

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including| TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s recent Slide Show

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog. |  Follow us on Pinterest.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same.

Episode Index

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

IMAGE: Phil Petrie

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Episode 59 :: WHOSE Birthday? part 3

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Show Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

This legacy ‘WHOSE Birthday?’ is a three-part SLW! podcast series for Nov. 15, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15. It features well-known preacher and national leader Louis Lotz, author Meg Cox and others. It can also be used as text or audio. It’s calendar and readings match this Advent’s lectionary cycle (C, Luke).

Encourage others. Use this article in your newsletter/web site.

Each episode is released about two weeks in advance so that you can plan how to use the calendar, reflections and activities with others at the appropriate time. Nov. 15 episode includes Advent 1 and 2; Dec. 1, Advent 3 and 4;  Dec. 15, Christmas and Epiphany. (Complete previews of all three episodes are also available now.)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

*Christmas Campaign Kit (CCK)

Audio has been lightly edited to remove out-of-date contact information. See Show Notes above for references to CD insert.

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DIY “WHOSE Birthday?”

In addition to this podcast series, the classic Advent/Christmas resource Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? is available in multiple formats in 2015 to meet your personal, family and community needs. Whose Birthday? 2010 was the last edition distributed on paper. Since then I have published it on the internet.

Whose Birthday? #27 is a new, free online collection. Also, contribute your art and articles to SLW! for it. 

DIY Whose Birthday? Yes, you can produce our own customized, do-it-yourself Whose Birthday? You’re welcome to assemble and copy a version that meets your local needs. All of our resources and service are now free of charge.

Submit Now to Whose Birthday?

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In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a weekly SLW! blog. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode.

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Earlier Episodes

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

Episode 56Ken Weigel, Exec. Dir. of Advent Conspiracy

Can Christmas still change the world? The Christmas story is a story of love, hope, redemption and relationship. So, what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress and debt? Somehow, we’ve traded the best story in the world for the story of what’s on sale.

In 2006 five pastors imagined a better Christmas practice for their own communities. Today, Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through

    • Spending Less,
    • Giving More
    • Loving All
    • Worshipping Fully

In this episode, Ken illuminates each of those four tenets.

It is not enough to say no to the way Christmas is celebrated by many; we need to say yes to a different way of celebrating.

This Christmas, give to change the world. Since its beginning, Advent Conspiracy invited every co-conspirator to allocate a portion of resources to address the global water crisis. There may be no better time of year to really see the stark contrast between the extravagance of culture and the simplicity of water. More than a billion of our global neighbors lack access to clean water and sanitation, and we believe Christmas can change this. Because of people like you who have entered into the conspiracy, millions of dollars have been given to provide clean water solutions around the world.

FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

Episode 55: Provocative, profound words from the historian of the voluntary simplicity movement. David E. Shi (pronounced “Shy”), the 10th president of Furman University from 1994 to 2010, is a leading figure in American higher education. A prolific writer and speaker, David has shared his knowledge of such topics as American history, sustainability, and leadership with thousands of people in the corporate, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. As a consultant, David has helped organizations and communities strengthen their ability to work with their constituents and achieve their objectives. David regularly travels across the country for speaking engagements and consulting partnerships.

Author of the classic The Simple Life: Plain Living
and High Thinking in American Culture

(1985/2007), as well as  In Search of the Simple Life : American Voices, Past and Present (1996). Recently, “The Simple Life — Past and Present,” Foreword to  Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future” by Samuel Alexander and Amanda McLeod of the Simplicity Collective.

Episode 54: Paul Canavese on Pope Francis

Paul comments on impact of the Pope Francis’ encyclical and his visit to the US on 1) alternative economics, 2) the creation crisis and 3) voluntary simplicity.

Paul’s provides insight on how small organizations such as The Pastoral Center, Simple Living Works! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics can keep the Pope’s momentum going. We discuss Paul’s new resources for families, especially children.

Ep. 53 — World Community Cookbooks UPDATED from Herald Press / MennoMedia; Valerie Weaver-Zerscher, editor. These cookbooks support the Life Standard “Learn from the World Community.”

Valerie was also my guest on Episode 12 for the 30th Anniversary Edition of Living More with Less, the classic by Doris Janzen Longacre. Third Way (Live Simply blog)

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – December // JANUARY

Tony  & Shane Uncut

The complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice — episodes 20-27.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement // Self-Starters Needed! // Free coaching for groups on the internet

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice (Foreword by Cecile Andrews) | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART | En Español (all)

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including| TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s recent Slide Show

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog. |  Follow us on Pinterest.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same.

Episode Index

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

IMAGE: “Whose Birthday?” #16 by Doyle Burbank-WIlliams

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.