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Episode 111–Susan Taylor Part 1: Wrestling with Systems

What About Our Money?

Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast*

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A 3-part series on  Simple Living Works! Podcast and The Common Good Podcast with co-hosts Lee Van Ham and Jerry Iversen.

** This is episode 111 for mid-April, 2018, of SLW! We feature part 1 of our conversation with Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors about her book “What About Our Money: A Faith Response” — wrestling with Systems.

** In early May, TCGP #95 features Susan part 2 on Matters of the Heart. PREVIEW NOW

** In mid-May, SLW!  #112 features Susan part 3 on Giving and Investing.

LEE: So many of us want strong, solid advice on using our money to advance our values. We know money talks, so we want it to be saying what is in our hearts to say. We want our money to speak up for our planet, not the corporations destroying species, air, land, and water. We want our money to speak up for justice and sharing and caring. But there’s so much advice. Who can we trust? Finding advice that truly does what we want can be challenging. Here’s some good news: we completely trust the person we’re talking with today. We trust her so much that we are planning not just this podcast episode with her, but the next two as well!! Stay with.

Thanks for the work you’ve put out, Jerry, to interview Susan Taylor about her new book. I believe we’re bringing our listeners something really important with these three episodes. And, listeners, I urge you to get a copy of Susan’s book that these episodes elaborate on, “What About Our Money? A Faith Response.” It treats so many money questions in such a readable, sensitive manner.

A copy of Susan’s new study book is available from United Methodist Women at https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/mission-u/money

I think it’s important right here, in this first of three episodes with Susan, to introduce her further in terms of her many achievements and involvements. I very much liked the introduction that the NaturalInvestments.com gives Susan. So here it is.

Susan is part of the team at Just Money Advisors, Inc., a Louisville, KY, financial planning firm that specializes in socially responsible and community investing, working with her husband, Andy Loving. Susan writes about issues of money and spirituality, publishing in such magazines as Sojourners and Presbyterians Today, and writes regularly for Faith and Money Network, a Washington, DC, nonprofit organization. She has led workshops for parents, helping them teach their children to deal with money in ways that acknowledge their values and foster personal integrity. She also works with groups of children and high school students around questions of finance, faith, and the vital role of economic justice in creating and sustaining peace.

A native Kentuckian, Susan is a third generation graduate of Western Kentucky University (1980). In 1997, she earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, focusing on labor markets and income inequality. From 1996 to 2000, she worked as an economist in Corporate Treasury for Bank of America, based in Charlotte, NC. As a corporate economist, she forecasted and interpreted economic data, such as unemployment rates and industrial output, as well as presenting economic briefings to customer groups throughout the Southeast. Within the bank, she was known to consistently represent the perspective of low income and working people in her readings of the data, highlighting the key question: how will this affect people?

Honoring family commitments, she and Andy returned to Kentucky in 2000, establishing the Louisville office of Just Money Advisors, Inc., which now serves clients in more than 25 states.

Susan is a committed mother of two teenaged children, public school supporter, member of Jeff Street Baptist Community at Liberty, animal lover (sharing her home with three cats and a dog), and pianist. She is vice-president of the board of directors of Faith and Money Network in Washington, DC.

Hear our earlier conversation with Susan on TCGP Episode 78 : Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on Relating to Money in a Toxic Culture and Parenting Children about Money. 

Also hear episodes 84-85: Walter Brueggemann on Money & Possessions

  • #84: Six Theses [1/1]
  • #85: brief Biblical survey [1/15]

READ MORE/Order — https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/mission-u/money

NOTE: April is Financial Literacy Month

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*Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest has been discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to Simple Living Works! (SLW!) Podcast now receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

Early April Bonus: HealthCare for All–Time for Healthcare for All—the Majority Want It and California’s Nearly There. Listen to this high energy, informative conversation with Julie Trager & Ava Torres-Bueno, two advocates for single payer healthcare. Their backgrounds in healthcare bring deep knowledge to their convictions. They tell how all of us can be served better and cheaper through California’s single payer plans.

Listen to this high energy, informative conversation with Julie Trager & Ava Torres-Bueno, two advocates for single payer healthcare. Their backgrounds in healthcare bring deep knowledge to their convictions. They tell how all of us can be served better and cheaper through California’s single payer plans.

Julie and Ava answer the objections to single payer that we often hear and explain how those objections come from the money-interests (insurance, pharma) who want to keep the status quo … and protect their profits. After this podcast you’ll be smarter about why and how single payer will serve us far better than the costly, confusing system we have now. You’ll know how you can help make it real asap.

We urge you to visit the website of California Health Care for All http://www.healthcareforall.org for helpful information and how you can help build momentum for this change in your area.

Also, on a related healthcare issue, Ava has written a well-informed, sensitive book, Peace beyond Abortion. It gets beyond the tragic frameworks used in much of the pro-choice vs pro-life debate which cannot be helpful to thousands of women (and men) caught in the excruciatingly difficult decision regarding a pregnancy. Ava’s book will help.

Also Mentioned: OpenSecrets.org

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Episode 110: Mark A. Burch is a Canadian author, speaker and transformational educator. He has published seven books about voluntary simplicity and sustainable livelihood, including The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to ExtinctionStepping Lightly: Simplicity for People and the Planet and The Simplicity Exercises: A Sourcebook for Simplicity Educators.  Euterra Rising is his debut novel.

He has practiced simple living since the 1960s, and since 1995, has offered presentations, workshops and courses on voluntary simplicity. He is the retired Director of the Campus Sustainability Office for The University of Winnipeg, former Co-Director of the Simplicity Practice and Resource Centre, and former Instructional Fellow with the Canadian School of Peacebuilding in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been a frequent featured guest on Canadian Broadcast Corporation radio and TV.

In 2012, he wrote eight papers for the Simplicity Institute in Australia. He also wrote the handy “Simplicity Study Circles: A Step-by-Step Guide.” Most recently he has moved to futuristic fiction with “Euterra Rising: the Last Utopia.”

Visit MarkABurch.ca for his blog Dispatches From Euterra

SimplicityInstitute.org – Envisioning a Prosperous Descent – Simplicity Institute Reports (8) by Mark A. Burch

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1st-of-March Bonus: Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-Size and Livable for All Life

We know many changes MUST be made to keep Earth livable. At the same time, so many changes (some in the wrong direction) are underway that we tire and need to practice resilience every week. It is in that context that we welcome Don Hall and the Transitions Movement.

Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. During that time, Don delivered more than 60 Transition Talks, screened over 40 Films for a Future, hosted dozens of “reskilling” workshops, led an effort that harvested nearly 250,000 pounds of organic produce for those in need, organized six annual community-wide Eat Local Week celebrations, and compiled an Eat Local Guide with detailed listings for more than 250 related businesses and organizations. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.

TransitionUS.org connects you quickly with stories of transition going on around the country. Key words that pop up include: Transitions, Local Communities, Increase Resilience, Inner Transitions.

The Transitions approach states simply that three dynamics underway require urgent action: Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Economic Crisis.

Jubilee Circles function as transition groups!

# # #

Episode 109: Richard Heinberg on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices  

Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. “PostCarbon.org // OurRenewableFuture.org // RichardHeinberg.com (Muse Letter)

PostCarbon.org/our-people/Richard-Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

Most recently, Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (2016), and the well-known, The End of Growth: Adapting the Our New Economic Reality (2011)

# # #

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexLent/Easter

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 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.

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.

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both 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 Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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

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 weekly.

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.

Early April Bonus: Time for Healthcare for All—the Majority Want It and California’s Nearly There

Medicare4All

Simpler OneEarth Living 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.

Listen to this high energy, informative conversation with Julie Trager & Ava Torres-Bueno, two advocates for single payer healthcare. Their backgrounds in healthcare bring deep knowledge to their convictions. They tell how all of us can be served better and cheaper through California’s single payer plans.

Julie and Ava answer the objections to single payer that we often hear and explain how those objections come from the money-interests (insurance, pharma) who want to keep the status quo … and protect their profits. After this podcast you’ll be smarter about why and how single payer will serve us far better than the costly, confusing system we have now. You’ll know how you can help make it real asap.

We urge you to visit the website of California Health Care for All http://www.healthcareforall.org for helpful information and how you can help build momentum for this change in your area.

Also, on a related healthcare issue, Ava has written a well-informed, sensitive book, Peace beyond Abortion. It gets beyond the tragic frameworks used in much of the pro-choice vs pro-life debate which cannot be helpful to thousands of women (and men) caught in the excruciatingly difficult decision regarding a pregnancy. Ava’s book will help.

Also Mentioned: OpenSecrets.org

Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

# # #

*Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest has been discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to Simple Living Works! (SLW!) Podcast now receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

Episode 110: Mark A. Burch is a Canadian author, speaker and transformational educator. He has published seven books about voluntary simplicity and sustainable livelihood, including The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to ExtinctionStepping Lightly: Simplicity for People and the Planet and The Simplicity Exercises: A Sourcebook for Simplicity Educators.  Euterra Rising is his debut novel.

He has practiced simple living since the 1960s, and since 1995, has offered presentations, workshops and courses on voluntary simplicity. He is the retired Director of the Campus Sustainability Office for The University of Winnipeg, former Co-Director of the Simplicity Practice and Resource Centre, and former Instructional Fellow with the Canadian School of Peacebuilding in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been a frequent featured guest on Canadian Broadcast Corporation radio and TV.

In 2012, he wrote eight papers for the Simplicity Institute in Australia. He also wrote the handy “Simplicity Study Circles: A Step-by-Step Guide.” Most recently he has moved to futuristic fiction with “Euterra Rising: the Last Utopia.”

Visit MarkABurch.ca for his blog Dispatches From Euterra

SimplicityInstitute.org – Envisioning a Prosperous Descent

Simplicity Institute Reports (8) by Mark A. Burch

1st-of-March Bonus: Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-Size and Livable for All Life

We know many changes MUST be made to keep Earth livable. At the same time, so many changes (some in the wrong direction) are underway that we tire and need to practice resilience every week. It is in that context that we welcome Don Hall and the Transitions Movement.

Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. During that time, Don delivered more than 60 Transition Talks, screened over 40 Films for a Future, hosted dozens of “reskilling” workshops, led an effort that harvested nearly 250,000 pounds of organic produce for those in need, organized six annual community-wide Eat Local Week celebrations, and compiled an Eat Local Guide with detailed listings for more than 250 related businesses and organizations. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.

TransitionUS.org connects you quickly with stories of transition going on around the country. Key words that pop up include: Transitions, Local Communities, Increase Resilience, Inner Transitions.

The Transitions approach states simply that three dynamics underway require urgent action: Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Economic Crisis.

Jubilee Circles function as transition groups!

Episode 109: Richard Heinberg on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices  

Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. “PostCarbon.org // OurRenewableFuture.org // RichardHeinberg.com (Muse Letter)

PostCarbon.org/our-people/Richard-Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

Most recently, Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (2016), and the well-known, The End of Growth: Adapting the Our New Economic Reality (2011)

# # #

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexLent/Easter

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 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.

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.

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both 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 Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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

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 weekly.

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 110: Mark A. Burch on a Possible Utopia

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Simpler OneEarth Living 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.

Mark A. Burch is a Canadian author, speaker and transformational educator. He has published seven books about voluntary simplicity and sustainable livelihood, including The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to ExtinctionStepping Lightly: Simplicity for People and the Planet and The Simplicity Exercises: A Sourcebook for Simplicity Educators. His short fiction garnered first prize in the Lady Eaton Short Story competition and Stepping Lightly was nominated for the Nautilus Award in non-fiction. Euterra Rising is his debut novel.

He has practiced simple living since the 1960s, and since 1995, has offered presentations, workshops and courses on voluntary simplicity. He is the retired Director of the Campus Sustainability Office for The University of Winnipeg, former Co-Director of the Simplicity Practice and Resource Centre, and former Instructional Fellow with the Canadian School of Peacebuilding in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been a frequent featured guest on Canadian Broadcast Corporation radio and TV.

In 2012, he wrote eight papers for the Simplicity Institute in Australia. He also wrote the handy “Simplicity Study Circles: A Step-by-Step Guide.” Most recently he has moved to futuristic fiction with “Euterra Rising: the Last Utopia.”

Visit MarkABurch.ca for his blog Dispatches From Euterra

EUTERRA RISING: THE LAST UTOPIA

Euterra Rising is the story of a 23rd century culture rising from the ashes of the 21st century Ruination of consumer culture and the Great Forgetting that followed loss of the Internet. This is the story of the Euterran civilization from its emergence amidst crisis to the continuing challenges it must overcome as it navigates a future without fossil fuels or a stable climate. Euterra also faces threats posed by remnant groups such as the Brotherhood who still cling to the values of the past and who pursue them with ruthless desperation. When the Brotherhood discovers Euterra, two worldviews, two different value systems, and two societies collide.

ISBN:  978-0-9784528-4-1 //  eBook ISBN:  978-0-9784528-5-8

SimplicityInstitute.org – Envisioning a Prosperous Descent

Simplicity Institute Reports (8) by Mark A. Burch

Twenty Questions: Technology and Simple Living (Simplicity Institute Report, 12f, 2012)

Educating for Simple Living (Simplicity Institute Report, 12j, 2012)

The Simplicity Exercises: A Sourcebook for Simplicity Educators (Simplicity Institute Report, 12k, 2012)

Mindfulness: The Doorway to Simple Living (Simplicity Institute Report, 12n, 2012)

Communicating Simplicity (Simplicity Institute Report, 12o, 2012)

Simplicity and Economy (Simplicity Institute Report, 12q, 2012)

Simplicity, Sustainability, and Human Rights (Simplicity Institute Report, 12r, 2012)

Sufficiency: Enough, For Everyone, Forever (Simplicity Institute Report, 12t, 2012)

Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

# # #

*Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest has been discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to Simple Living Works! (SLW!) Podcast now receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

1st-of-March Bonus: Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-Size and Livable for All Life

We know many changes MUST be made to keep Earth livable. At the same time, so many changes (some in the wrong direction) are underway that we tire and need to practice resilience every week. It is in that context that we welcome Don Hall and the Transitions Movement.

Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. During that time, Don delivered more than 60 Transition Talks, screened over 40 Films for a Future, hosted dozens of “reskilling” workshops, led an effort that harvested nearly 250,000 pounds of organic produce for those in need, organized six annual community-wide Eat Local Week celebrations, and compiled an Eat Local Guide with detailed listings for more than 250 related businesses and organizations. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.

TransitionUS.org connects you quickly with stories of transition going on around the country. Key words that pop up include: Transitions, Local Communities, Increase Resilience, Inner Transitions.

The Transitions approach states simply that three dynamics underway require urgent action: Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Economic Crisis.

Jubilee Circles function as transition groups!

Episode 109: Richard Heinberg on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices  

Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. “PostCarbon.org // OurRenewableFuture.org // RichardHeinberg.com (Muse Letter)

PostCarbon.org/our-people/Richard-Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

Most recently, Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (2016), and the well-known, The End of Growth: Adapting the Our New Economic Reality (2011)

# # #

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexLent/Easter

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 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.

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.

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both 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 Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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

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 weekly.

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.

1st-of-March Bonus: Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-Size and Livable for All Life

DonHall

Simpler OneEarth Living 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.

We know many changes MUST be made to keep Earth livable. At the same time, so many changes (some in the wrong direction) are underway that we tire and need to practice resilience every week. It is in that context that we welcome Don Hall and the Transitions Movement.

Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. During that time, Don delivered more than 60 Transition Talks, screened over 40 Films for a Future, hosted dozens of “reskilling” workshops, led an effort that harvested nearly 250,000 pounds of organic produce for those in need, organized six annual community-wide Eat Local Week celebrations, and compiled an Eat Local Guide with detailed listings for more than 250 related businesses and organizations. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.

TransitionUS.org connects you quickly with stories of transition going on around the country. Key words that pop up include: Transitions, Local Communities, Increase Resilience, Inner Transitions.

The Transitions approach states simplely that three dynamics underway require urgent action: Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Economic Crisis.

•Transitions, Local Communities, Increase Resilience, Inner Transitions.
• Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Economic Crisis require urgent action
• It is better to plan and be prepared, than be taken by surprise
• Industrial society has lost the resilience to be able to cope with shocks to its systems
• We have to act together and we have to act now
• Using our creativity and cooperation to unleash the collective genius within our local communities will lead to a more abundant, connected and healthier future for all.

Jubilee Circles function as transition groups!

Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch, and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

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*Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest has been discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to Simple Living Works! (SLW!) Podcast now receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

Episode 109: Richard Heinberg on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices  

Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. “PostCarbon.org // OurRenewableFuture.org // RichardHeinberg.com (Muse Letter)

PostCarbon.org/our-people/Richard-Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

Most recently, Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (2016), and the well-known, The End of Growth: Adapting the Our New Economic Reality (2011)

First-of-Feb. BONUS–The Common Good Podcast Ep. 92: For Black History Month, Richard Lawrence, author of the new “Light, Bright, Damn Near White: Stories and Reflections of a Multi-Racial Black Man’s Battle with Racism in America” on the power of white in a multi-color humanity

Ep. 108: Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Abundance + More. W.B.’s Website, including Biography and Resources (books, articles, blog, audio, video, speaking engagements)

In this episode–Celebrating AbundanceGift and Task: A Year of Daily Reflections and DevotionsA Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent; and Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture (with John Brueggemann)

W.B.’s Biblical Reflections for “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” #1. // W.B.’s Foreword to Alternatives’ collection of new hymns Sing Justice! Do Justice! // SLW! Ep. #69–Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the Culture of NOW [5/15/16] // Money and Possessions: SLW! Ep. #84: Six Theses [1/1/17] // #85: brief Biblical survey [1/15/17]

1st-of-Jan.-Bonus: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises
Earth’s climate and livability are the biggest issue before us in 2018! That’s why our first episode of the year brings you the articulate voices of Nancy and Derek Casady. Listeners, you’ll hear their stories of why, after all the great experiences of their lives to date, they are now ardently devoted to mobilizing more of us to reverse climate change—still doable, but only if we mobilize like the Allied Powers did in WWII. Hence the name Climate Mobilization. Why should war mobilize us more fervently than working against aggressive powers destroying Earth’s livability? // Vision of the Future (Jerry’s classic blog)

# # #

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexLent/Easter

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 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.

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.

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both 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 Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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

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 weekly.

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 109: Richard Heinberg on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices

heinberg-thumb

Simpler OneEarth Living 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.

Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute.

PostCarbon.org // OurRenewableFuture.org // RichardHeinberg.com (Muse Letter)

PostCarbon.org/our-people/Richard-Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

Most recently, Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (2016), and the well-known, The End of Growth: Adapting the Our New Economic Reality (2011)

He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, which is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world. He is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as NatureReutersWall Street JournalThe American ProspectPublic Policy ResearchQuarterly ReviewYes!, and The Sun; and on web sites such as Resilience.org, TheOilDrum.com, Alternet.org, ProjectCensored.com, and Counterpunch.com.

Richard has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences in 14 countries, addressing policy makers at many levels, from local City Councils to members of the European Parliament. He has been quoted and interviewed countless times for print, television and radio.

Richard has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour. He is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education, and in 2012 was appointed to His Majesty the King of Bhutan’s International Expert Working Group for the New Development Paradigm initiative.

Richard’s animations Don’t Worry, Drive On; Who Killed Economic Growth? and 300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds (winner of a YouTubes’s/DoGooder Video of the Year Award) have been viewed by nearly two million people.

Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch; Don Hall of Transitions USA; and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

# # #

*Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest will be discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to Simple Living Works! (SLW!) Podcast will receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP will receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

First-of-Feb. BONUS–The Common Good Podcast Ep. 92: For Black History Month, Richard Lawrence, author of the new “Light, Bright, Damn Near White: Stories and Reflections of a Multi-Racial Black Man’s Battle with Racism in America” on the power of white in a multi-color humanity

Ep. 108: Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Abundance + More. W.B.’s Website, including Biography and Resources (books, articles, blog, audio, video, speaking engagements)

In this episode–Celebrating AbundanceGift and Task: A Year of Daily Reflections and DevotionsA Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent; and Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture (with John Brueggemann)

W.B.’s Biblical Reflections for “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” #1. // W.B.’s Foreword to Alternatives’ collection of new hymns Sing Justice! Do Justice! // SLW! Ep. #69–Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the Culture of NOW [5/15/16] // Money and Possessions: SLW! Ep. #84: Six Theses [1/1/17] // #85: brief Biblical survey [1/15/17]

1st-of-Jan.-Bonus: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises
Earth’s climate and livability are the biggest issue before us in 2018! That’s why our first episode of the year brings you the articulate voices of Nancy and Derek Casady. Listeners, you’ll hear their stories of why, after all the great experiences of their lives to date, they are now ardently devoted to mobilizing more of us to reverse climate change—still doable, but only if we mobilize like the Allied Powers did in WWII. Hence the name Climate Mobilization. Why should war mobilize us more fervently than working against aggressive powers destroying Earth’s livability? // Vision of the Future (Jerry’s classic blog)

# # #

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexLent/Easter

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 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.

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.

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both 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 Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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

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 weekly.

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.

1st-of-Feb. Bonus Episode: Richard Lawrence

richard lawrence

Simpler OneEarth Living 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.

The Common Good Podcast Ep. 92: For Black History Month, author of the new “Light, Bright, Damn Near White: Stories and Reflections of a Multi-Racial Black Man’s Battle with Racism in America” on the power of white in a multi-color humanity

The person we interview in this episode has written a powerful book that we hope you’ll consider your assigned reading for February, Black History Month. After you listen to Richard Lawrence, you’ll want to read his story in the newly released, “Light, Bright, Damn Near White.”

The power of white affects so many actions and policies. With racist meanness in the news frequently, Richard Lawrence really helps us think about how we have been favored or oppressed by whiteness.

As a campus minister when Selma rocketed into national news, Richard traveled there with students. Later he served a congregation on Chicago’s southside from which he worked with Operation P.U.S.H (Jesse Jackson) and headed a project that attracted Martin Luther King, Jr., to join in a strategic demonstration. More recently, Richard has worked tirelessly on affordable housing. His entire life has been dedicated to the work of social justice. Having recently become part of the San Diego Jubilee Circle, he works for ecological and economic justice that aims for nothing less than living within the limits of our one planet.

Scheduled for mid-February is Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch; Don Hall of Transitions USA; and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

# # #

*Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest will be discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to Simple Living Works! (SLW!) Podcast will receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP will receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

Ep. 108: Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Abundance + More

W.B.’s Website, including Biography and Resources (books, articles, blog, audio, video, speaking engagements)

In this episode–Celebrating AbundanceGift and Task: A Year of Daily Reflections and DevotionsA Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent; and Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture (with John Brueggemann)

W.B.’s Biblical Reflections for “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” #1. // W.B.’s Foreword to Alternatives’ collection of new hymns Sing Justice! Do Justice! // SLW! Ep. #69–Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the Culture of NOW [5/15/16] // Money and Possessions: SLW! Ep. #84: Six Theses [1/1/17] // #85: brief Biblical survey [1/15/17]

1st-of-Jan.-Bonus: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises
Earth’s climate and livability are the biggest issue before us in 2018! That’s why our first episode of the year brings you the articulate voices of Nancy and Derek Casady. Listeners, you’ll hear their stories of why, after all the great experiences of their lives to date, they are now ardently devoted to mobilizing more of us to reverse climate change—still doable, but only if we mobilize like the Allied Powers did in WWII. Hence the name Climate Mobilization. Why should war mobilize us more fervently than working against aggressive powers destroying Earth’s livability?

Vision of the Future (Jerry’s classic blog)

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

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 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.

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.

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both 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 Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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

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 weekly.

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 108: Walter Brueggemann on Abundance + More

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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.

Walter Brueggemann is surely one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. He is the author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles. He continues to be a highly sought-after speaker.

Brueggemann was born in Nebraska in 1933. At Union Theological Seminary he earning the Th.D. under the primary guidance of James Muilenburg. He also earned a Ph.D. in education at St. Louis University.

Brueggemann has served as faculty at two institutions in his career: Eden Theological Seminary (1961-1986) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1986-2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia.

W.B.’s Website, including Biography and Resources (books, articles, blog, audio, video, speaking engagements)

In this episode–Celebrating AbundanceGift and Task: A Year of Daily Reflections and DevotionsA Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent; and Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture (with John Brueggemann)

W.B.’s Biblical Reflections for “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” #1.

W.B.’s Foreword to Alternatives’ collection of new hymns Sing Justice! Do Justice!

SLW! Ep. #69–Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the Culture of NOW [5/15/16]

Money and Possessions: SLW! Ep. #84: Six Theses [1/1/17] // #85: brief Biblical survey [1/15/17]

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Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest will be discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to SLW! Podcast will receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP will receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

Bonus: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises
Earth’s climate and livability are the biggest issue before us in 2018! That’s why our first episode of the year brings you the articulate voices of Nancy and Derek Casady. Listeners, you’ll hear their stories of why, after all the great experiences of their lives to date, they are now ardently devoted to mobilizing more of us to reverse climate change—still doable, but only if we mobilize like the Allied Powers did in WWII. Hence the name Climate Mobilization. Why should war mobilize us more fervently than working against aggressive powers destroying Earth’s livability?

Vision of the Future (Jerry’s classic blog)

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, which 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

#104-Pre-Advent

#105-Advent 1-2

#106-Advent 3-4 & Christmas Eve

#107-Christmas Season-Epiphany

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

Spanish Advent-Christmas Resources

WHOSE Birthday? #29, online edition for 2017.

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Carols with Justice – Entire collection of 15 carols (new words to familiar tunes) as text and audio || Jill Miller and DeeEtta Riley || Pageant based on these carols || Carols Sing-AlongThese new stanzas help to connect Jesus’ birth with our lives through social justice, care of Creation, and discipleship as simpler living.

Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast // FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

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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 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.

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.

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both 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 Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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

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 weekly.

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.

BONUS Episode–Casady’s on Climate Mobilization

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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.

Earth’s climate and livability are the biggest issue before us in 2018! That’s why our first episode of the year brings you the articulate voices of Nancy and Derek Casady. Listeners, you’ll hear their stories of why, after all the great experiences of their lives to date, they are now ardently devoted to mobilizing more of us to reverse climate change—still doable, but only if we mobilize like the Allied Powers did to counter the Nazis and Japanese in WWII. Hence the name Climate Mobilization. Why should war against enemies mobilize us more fervently than working against aggressive powers destroying Earth’s livability?

Derek has had many shining moments in California politics through his activism in the Democratic Party. (Read about them here.) Nancy has had many shining moments in the organic, healthy food system, including directing the excellent Organic Market in the Ocean Beach Neighborhood of San Diego. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Food and Agriculture Board. (Learn more about Nancy here.) Now Derek and Nancy work together directing The Climate Mobilization, a great organization with strong action to reverse climate change.

Nancy and Derek describe why The Climate Mobilization is their choice for devoted action. They describe the national strategy and the city strategies. Might the Climate Mobilization Project also be the vehicle for your devotion to Earth?

Vision of the Future (Jerry’s classic blog)

# # #

Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest will be discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to SLW! Podcast will receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP will receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

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, which 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

#104-Pre-Advent

#105-Advent 1-2

#106-Advent 3-4 & Christmas Eve

#107-Christmas Season-Epiphany

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

Spanish Advent-Christmas Resources

WHOSE Birthday? #29, online edition for 2017.

* * *

Carols with Justice – Entire collection of 15 carols (new words to familiar tunes) as text and audio || Jill Miller and DeeEtta Riley || Pageant based on these carols || Carols Sing-AlongThese new stanzas help to connect Jesus’ birth with our lives through social justice, care of Creation, and discipleship as simpler living.

Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast // FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

* * *

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 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.

Episode 107 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Christmas Season + Epiphany

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Holy Family Escapes to Egypt

 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, which 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

#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

* * *

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

* * *

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.

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

* * *

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