Monthly Archives: August 2014

Episode 28 :: Tom & Christine Sine–Mustard Seed Associates

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Show Notes

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We met Glen Gersmehl, Exec. Dir. of Lutheran Peace Fellowship in Seattle. Rita and I were interviewed by Christine Sine for her Godspace blog.

I interviewed Tom and Christine Sine at Mustard Seed House for this podcast.  I’ve published the my notes of our group discussion (Post #293) at Mustard Seed Associates, as I did with the notes from my speaking tours through 40+ states (including my first visit to MSA, post #168).

Tom is the author of the best-seller Mustard Seed Conspiracy. He gave me a copy of his recent The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time. He blogs. He also wrote a series of Advent/Christmas reflections for Alternatives. Christine wrote The Search for Meaning: Beyond a Commercialized World (available in text or podcast). She has written several books about faith formation and gardening.

They are building the Mustard Seed Associates educational eco-village on an island on the coast of Washington state.

Mentions This Episode

Justice at the Table Workshop, Sat., October 18th, 2014, 9:30am-4 pm, facilitated by Andy Wade, explores the intricate connections between our faith, fellowship, and the food we eat. Not only will we will challenge ourselves and each other to bring our eating and buying practices more in line with our beliefs, we will also draft a “Justice at the Table Plan” to help us implement those changes!

SoCap Conference – Social Capital Markets

Coming

Brian “Wolt” Wolters and the  Overflow Project | 50-Day Challenge | my blog SIMPLIFY + GIVE + CHANGE = WATER

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

Simply Delicious

Quantity Cooking for Churches // Grace Winn, ed.

Hunger Resources from Worship Alternatives

Check out Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists, especially chapter 3: events. You may want to add to it, as several folks have.

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.

Since August, 2010, I have continued to review resources, most of which I recommend to my local public library and they add to their collection. I have interacted with each of these titles and sources.

SLW! does not sell anything, but we recommend resources from other sources and publishers, which we urge you to get from your public library or your local, independent bookstore. For help locating a local source, visit IndieBound.org. Some are free on the internet. Most of the links take you to my previews.

Some of the titles are faith-based, most are not. They vary from simple to complex, from friendly to polemical. Find a TOPIC that interests you; try a few of the entries. Then move to another TOPIC. The titles are not in alphabetical or priority order.

Literacy Topics:  Activism | Celebrating | Economic Environmental Family/Children Financial Food, Water, Agriculture Happiness Health/Medical |Historical Media Peace/War/Militarism/Empire Political Spiritual/Faith Time and Work General

For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

  • Looking ahead to Advent/Christmas and back to Easter season, you may have something to contribute to our on-going collection Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? for Lent/HolyWeek/Easter and to our most widely-read annual resource, Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Though it’s no longer printed on paper, “WHOSE Birthday?” is published online since 2012. Some editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site. Thanks to Creative Commons licensing, individuals and congregations can reprint articles without further permission. The articles are carefully indexed —  ADVENT/CHRISTMAS |LENT/EASTER.
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – September

Eco-Justice Ministries

Eco-Justice: “the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth” Guest: Peter Sawtell, Founder and Exec. Dir. of Eco-Justice Ministries, discussing the new emphasis Not Ordinary Times. Eco-Justice Ministries | Subscribe to Eco-Justice NOTES (weekly email commentary)

NotOrdinaryTimes.org is a challenging call to “be the church” in this time of environmental crisis — backed up with a comprehensive set of resources and background materials that will guide churches through a six-month season of worship and preaching that takes seriously the devastation of the global environment. (The weeks between Pentecost, 6/8/14, and Advent, 11/30, are traditionally  Ordinary Time, the non-festival part of the Church Year.)

My Travel Journal – Denver, where I spoke at Peter Sawtell’s church (scroll to Post #76) | Good Friday Vigil Against Gun Violence: Stations of the Cross

Pastoral Economic Struggles: Facing Together Global Capitalism’s Domination in Daily Life by Lee Van Ham (Pentecost theme)

Worship Alternatives: Pentecost/Ordinary Time

Tony  & Shane Uncut

The complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice. Parts of that dialog became the DVD “Simply Enough,” which has been re-issued by World Vision Canada as “Choose Justice.” The complete series — episodes 20-27 —  including Show Notes.
For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives contact info, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

Vicki Robin, author: TedxSeattle talk - 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating | Website: VickiRobin.com | Book: Your Money or Your Life | NEW Book: Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Taught Me About Food, Community And Our Place on Earth | Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems | Order her new book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us from Indiebound or Amazon. Additional Vicki Robin Sites: An enlightening previous site | Wikipedia | Your Money or Your Life | Vicki on Good Reads | FacebookVicki Robin: My blog “Let’s Chat” about the Simple Living Forum + Vicki’s Vision of The Simplicity Forum (audio)

Champions of Simple Living Today

Simple Living blog/site preview service.

I hope that you can see the values of these free resources and will use them as needed, or even better, acquaint yourself with them now so that you’re prepared for your next event.

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

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes.

Wedding Alternatives: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth (Angela and Pete, above, contributors to Wedding Alternatives Supplement)

Cecile Andrews | CecileAndrews.com
Champion of Simplicity and Community Conversation Circles

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Jubilee Economics colleague Lee Van Ham’s new book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project.

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Episode Index

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

MORE Mentions in Recent Episodes

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)

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

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

Episode 27 :: Tony & Shane Uncut, part 8 – Finale

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Show Notes

Tony Campolo’s & Shane Claiborne’s complete dialog on simpler living and global justice, in eight parts.

PHOTO: Shane at a garden at the original Simple Way community

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

NOTE: You can listen to each episode as it is released the 1st and 15th of the month, May-Aug. Or listen to several or all episodes at Preview/Back-up. The Show Notes are similar for each episode, though the topics are different.

TOPICS

EPISODE 8: Feeding people at The Simple Way – an open table was against zoning regulations. Practice Sabbath with a day of rest. TSW annual calendar is not the same as the secular American calendar. Every three months TSW has a love feast, a big dinner with communion that moves. We’ve made the church boring; it needs to be crazy and fun, not sad and sacrificial. Stories from Shane’s Irresistible Revolution include Shane occupying a political convention and being arrested for feeding the homeless in Love Park wearing his “Jesus was homeless” shirt. Tony’s Letters to a Young Evangelical. Tony got  arrested reading Is. 10 at the Capitol over the welfare bill. In Scotland a young politician handled the investment for the Parliament’s retirement portfolio to leverage investments for justice.

Tony Campolo is an educator, author, humanitarian and speaker. He is the founder and president of EAPE – Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education.

Shane Claiborne is an author, speaker, activist and co-founder of The Simple Way community.

ABOUT the VIDEO PROJECT

Order the new DVD Choose Justice with beautiful 40 page Conversation Guide for $10US from The Simple Way store. The six-part DVD captures the heart of the dialog. Perfect for group discussion and action.

Going on the road; meeting Tony & Shane: Travel journals and photos. Scroll to Post #197.

Share the adventure of making the original video., including photos, study/action guide, endorsements, etc.

ABOUT TONY:  EAPE.org – Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education | TonyCampolo.org — The Positive Prophet of Red Letter Christianity | RedLetterChristians.org | Curing Affluenza video series | Tony’s Podcast – Across the Pond

ABOUT SHANE: TheSimpleWay.org

MORE MENTIONS

Alternative Giving ‘Year Round

Canadian TV interview of Tony and Shane about Choose Justice (15:00+/-)

SLW! Podcast Episode #3 – Saga of Simply Enough DVD

Saga of Simply Enough – blog

WorldVisionCanada.org – DVD

Simply Enough – Bonus segments, more

Choose Justice blog

World Vision Canada home page

NOTE: For technical reasons, the audio quality of the DVD is better than the audio on the podcast.

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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.

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

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Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews | #16: Alternative Rites of Passage | #17: author Vicki Robin | #18: Not Ordinary Times – Eco-Justice Ministries | #19: Alternative Summer Festivals/Simply Delicious/Hunger | #20-27: Tony and Shane Uncut

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

Click ABOUT in the menu at the top 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. The audio of this series is owned by World Vision Canada.