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Episode 39 :: Susan Vogt, part 2: Alternative Lenten Practices

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Show Notes

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

Part 1, episode 38 — getting to know Susan

Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan

AWARD WINNING AUTHOR

  • Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly
  • Parenting Your Adult Child
  • Money in the Kingdom of God
  • Raising Kids Who Will Make a Difference
  • Kids Creating Circles of Peace, co-author, Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ)
  • Just Family Nights

ENGAGING SPEAKER

Susan has spoken to groups across the U.S.A. as well as in Japan, Kenya, South Korea, India, the Philippines, and Guam. She leads interactive workshops that leave audiences with practical ideas for a more meaningful and satisfying life.
Trivia note: Susan gave away one thing a day for a year and ate on $4.50/day for six weeks.

ACKNOWLEDGED FAMILY AND MINISTRY LEADER

  • Leadership team for the Marianist Lay Network of North America (MLNNA) (2005-present)
  • Representative for Lay Marianists of N. America, Asia, Australia, and Ireland (2009-present)

Champion of Simple Living: speaker, author, blogger Susan Vogt.

Testimonials/Feedback/Comments/Response to all SLW! media

MENTIONS in this episode:

The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is an independent, interfaith, nonprofit organization committed to the challenge, “If you want peace, work for justice.” Including Parenting for Peace and Justice (PPJ). Kids’ and Family Pledges of Non-Violence

References to blogs: Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? — Lent/Easter Resources; Susan’s contributions 

* * *

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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

Coming

Earlier Episodes

Episode 36, part 1 – Duane Elgin

Episode 37, part 2: Great Transition Stories: These stories are critical to the adoption of simple living because our current primary stories support growth capitalism, which is devouring the Earth. // Duane on SLW! — Voluntary Simplicity: Lifestyle of the Future? // His professional website: GreatTransitionStories.org // His personal site: DuaneElgin.com: About • Speaking • Great Transition Stories • Articles • Blog • Videos • Audio Files • Books • Contact // His writings there on Sustainability and Simplicity: Voluntary Simplicity: Cool Lifestyle for a Hot Planet • The Garden Of Simplicity • Peril and Promise • Upshifters: Pioneers of an Awakening Culture • Voluntary Simplicity • The Value Of Voluntary Simplicity (seminal 1936 article by Richard Gregg)

Champion of Simple Living Today

Podcast Index/Preview/BackUp

ALSO MENTIONED: Living More with Less // Shared Housing blog: A First Holiday Season in Our Shared Household

Episodes 32-35: WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2014, parts 1-4 // #32 – Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts | #33 – Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor | #34 – Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin and more! | #35 – Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more! // WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2013, episodes 6-11 || Alternative Giving

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. Both are now published online. Some past editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site under Creative Commons licensing. The articles are carefully indexed —  ADVENT/CHRISTMAS || LENT/EASTER.

Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist Bob Sitze || SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living || SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast || Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

Episode #30Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. Read the notes of my visit at Post #58. • Gospel.Link •  small group series on the Spirituality of Work • Growing Up Catholic • GospelLiving.org • Free online series • Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel • Other Simple Living and Ecology resources

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

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

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – February

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.

Champions of Simple Living Today

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

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Economics colleague Lee Van Ham’s new book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. 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.

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback@SimpleLivingWorks.org, or 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 several times a week.

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

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

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

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

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

Episode 38 :: Susan Vogt, author, speaker, blogger

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Show Notes

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

Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan

Part 2, Susan’s alternative lenten practices (Episode #39 in SLW! Podcast previews)

AWARD WINNING AUTHOR

  • Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly
  • Parenting Your Adult Child
  • Money in the Kingdom of God
  • Raising Kids Who Will Make a Difference
  • Kids Creating Circles of Peace, co-author, Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ)
  • Just Family Nights

ENGAGING SPEAKER

Susan has spoken to groups across the U.S.A. as well as in Japan, Kenya, South Korea, India, the Philippines, and Guam. She leads interactive workshops that leave audiences with practical ideas for a more meaningful and satisfying life.
Trivia note: Susan gave away one thing a day for a year and ate on $4.50/day for six weeks.

ACKNOWLEDGED FAMILY AND MINISTRY LEADER

  • Leadership team for the Marianist Lay Network of North America (MLNNA) (2005-present)
  • Representative for Lay Marianists of N. America, Asia, Australia, and Ireland (2009-present)

Champion of Simple Living: speaker, author, blogger Susan Vogt.

Testimonials/Feedback/Comments/Response to all SLW! media

MENTIONS in this episode:

The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is an independent, interfaith, nonprofit organization committed to the challenge, “If you want peace, work for justice.” Including Parenting for Peace and Justice (PPJ)

Kids’ and Family Pledges of Non-Violence

References to blogs:

Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? — Lent/Easter Resources; Susan’s contributions 

* * *

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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

Coming

Earlier Episodes

Episode 36, part 1 – Duane Elgin

Episode 37, part 2: Great Transition Stories: These stories are critical to the adoption of simple living because our current primary stories support growth capitalism, which is devouring the Earth.

Duane on SLW! — Voluntary Simplicity: Lifestyle of the Future?

His professional website: GreatTransitionStories.org

His personal site: DuaneElgin.com: About • Speaking • Great Transition Stories • Articles • Blog • Videos • Audio Files • Books • Contact

His writings there on Sustainability and Simplicity: Voluntary Simplicity: Cool Lifestyle for a Hot Planet • The Garden Of Simplicity • Peril and Promise • Upshifters: Pioneers of an Awakening Culture • Voluntary Simplicity • The Value Of Voluntary Simplicity (seminal 1936 article by Richard Gregg)

Champion of Simple Living Today

Podcast Index/Preview/BackUp

ALSO MENTIONED

Living More with Less

Shared Housing blog: A First Holiday Season in Our Shared Household

Episodes 32-35: WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2014, parts 1-4 // #32 – Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts | #33 – Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor | #34 – Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin and more! | #35 – Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more!

WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2013, episodes 6-11 || Alternative Giving

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. Both are now published online. Some past editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site under Creative Commons licensing. The articles are carefully indexed —  ADVENT/CHRISTMAS || LENT/EASTER.

Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist BOB SITZE || SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living || SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast || Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

Episode #30Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. Read the notes of my visit at Post #58. • Gospel.Link •  small group series on the Spirituality of Work • Growing Up Catholic • GospelLiving.org • Free online series • Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel • Other Simple Living and Ecology resources

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

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

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – February

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.

Champions of Simple Living Today

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

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

I hope that you can see the values of the following 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 Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes. To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

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. Also, listen to The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. 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.

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

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.

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

MORE Mentions in Earlier 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)

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 37 :: Duane Elgin, pt.2–Great Transition Stories

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The Human Journey

Show Notes

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

Last Episode, PART 1 – Duane’s Bio

This Episode, PART 2: Great Transition Stories, a guest interview by Chantel Westerman at the 2013 Sun Valley Wellness Festival, used by permission.

These stories are critical to the adoption of simple living because our current primary stories support growth capitalism, which is devouring the Earth.

Duane on SLW! — Voluntary Simplicity: Lifestyle of the Future?

His professional website: GreatTransitionStories.org

His personal site: DuaneElgin.com: About • Speaking • Great Transition Stories • Articles • Blog • Videos • Audio Files • Books • Contact

His writings there on Sustainability and Simplicity: Voluntary Simplicity: Cool Lifestyle for a Hot Planet • The Garden Of Simplicity • Peril and Promise • Upshifters: Pioneers of an Awakening Culture • Voluntary Simplicity • The Value Of Voluntary Simplicity (seminal 1936 article by Richard Gregg)

Champion of Simple Living Today

Podcast Index/Preview/BackUp

ALSO MENTIONED

Living More with Less

Shared Housing blog: A First Holiday Season in Our Shared Household

Testimonials/Feedback/Comments/Response to all SLW! media

* * *

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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

Coming

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

Episodes 32-35: WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2014, parts 1-4

#32 – Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts | #33 – Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor | #34 – Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin and more! | #35 – Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more!
Also, WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2013, episodes 6-11 || Alternative Giving

WHOSE Birthday? 2014 online edition #26 | Looking back on Advent/Christmas and ahead 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. Both are now published online. Some past editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site under Creative Commons licensing. The articles are carefully indexed —  ADVENT/CHRISTMAS || LENT/EASTER.

Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist BOB SITZE || SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living || SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast || Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

* * *

SLW! Podcast episode #30Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. Read the notes of my visit at Post #58. Paul’s message series on Gospel.Link – ways of creatively engaging people and faith communities on daily life spirituality, through leader and participant resources, some closely related to simple living.

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

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

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – January

Tony  & Shane Uncut

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

Champions of Simple Living Today

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

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

I hope that you can see the values of the following 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 Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes. To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

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.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. 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.

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

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.

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

MORE Mentions in Earlier 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)

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 36 :: Duane Elgin, speaker, educator, consultant

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Show Notes

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

This Episode, PART 1

Next Episode, PART 2: Great Transition Stories

If you want to hear both episodes at once, instead of waiting for the next to be released on iTunes, Stitcher, etc., go to Podcast Index/Preview.

Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and social visionary who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world. In 2006, Duane received the International Goi Peace Award in Japan in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”

His books include: The Living Universe: Where Are We?  Who Are We? Where Are We Going? (2009); Promise AheadA Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future (2000), Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (2010, 1993 and 1981), and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness (1993). With Joseph Campbell and other scholars he co-authored the book Changing Images of Man (1982). In addition, Duane has contributed chapters to twenty-two books, and has published more than a hundred major articles and blog posts.

In the early 1970s, worked as a senior staff member of a joint Presidential-Congressional Commission on the American Future looking ahead from 1970 to 2000. He then worked as a senior social scientist with the think-tank SRI International where he coauthored numerous studies of the long-range future; for example, Anticipating Future National and Global Problems (for the President’s Science Advisor), Alternative Futures for Environmental Policy (for the Environmental Protection Agency), The Future of the Automobile (for the Ford Motor Co.), and Limits to the Management of Large, Complex Systems (for the President’s Science Advisor).

As a speaker, Duane has given more than 300 keynotes and workshops with audiences ranging from business executives and civic groups to churches and college students.

For the past three years, he has been the executive director of a project that has brought together more than a dozen “Great Transition Stories” that offer new cultural narratives for our collective imagination and that can serve help guide us toward a sustainable and meaningful future. He is now developing a growing number of collaborations with organizations in business, film and media, colleges and universities, and more.

He has an MBA from the Wharton Business School, an MA in economic history from the University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary Doctor of Philosophy for work in “ecological and spiritual transformation” from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.

Over the past thirty years, Duane has co-founded three non-profit organizations working for media accountability, citizen empowerment, and a trans-partisan ‘community voice’ movement using the television airwaves legally owned by the public.

Duane is married to Coleen LeDrew Elgin, and he is also a father and grandfather.  Duane and Coleen have collaborated on various projects such as the video overview of Duane’s book, The Living Universe and a book they co-authored, Living Legacies.

His professional website: GreatTransitionStories.org

His personal site: DuaneElgin.com

ALSO MENTIONED

Dan Berrigan

Living More with Less

Spring of Sustainability

* * *

WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2014, parts 1-4
#32 – Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts | #33 – Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor | #34 – Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin and more! | #35 – Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more!
Also, WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2013, episodes 6-11 || Alternative Giving

WHOSE Birthday? 2014 online edition #26 | Looking back on Advent/Christmas and ahead 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.

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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

Coming

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist BOB SITZE || SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living || SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast || Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

* * *

SLW! Podcast episode #30Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. Read the notes of my visit at Post #58. Paul’s message series on Gospel.Link – ways of creatively engaging people and faith communities on daily life spirituality, through leader and participant resources, some closely related to simple living.

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

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

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – December

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.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

I hope that you can see the values of the following 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 Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes. To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

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.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. 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.

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

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.

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

MORE Mentions in Earlier 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)

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 35 :: Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more!

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Show Notes

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

WHOSE Birthday? – an audio adaptation of SLW’s signature publication Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? — our Advent/Christmas annual for individuals, families and congregations. [Note: some of the original tracks have been lightly edited, so you may notice minor irregularities. Sorry.]

WHOSE Birthday? 2014 podcast series is taken from Edition #18 | TEXT | SPANISH text, entitled “Adviento”

INSPIRING REFLECTIONS (with discussion questions), FUN ACTIVITIES and DAILY CALENDAR based on liturgical cycle B (Gospel of Mark)

[Inside secret: If you want to hear all the episodes at once, instead of waiting for them to be released on iTunes, Stitcher, etc., go to Podcast Index/Preview.]

#35 – Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more!

#32 – Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts

  • What Happened to Christmas?
  • Why a Simpler Christmas?
  • Top 10 Uses of Whose Birthday? (text only)
  • More Exciting, Helpful Ways to Use Whose Birthday? – Going Beyond Whose Birthday? (text only)
  • Alternative Giving: What Jesus Wants for Christmas
  • How to Use These Resources
  • Picture Your Child with St. Nicholas
  •  Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts: A Daily Calendar/Journal – Pre-Advent and Advent 1 | READINGS for Sundays and holidays
  • Reflection for Advent 1: Creating Unforgettable Christmas Traditions || Katerina Katsarka Whitley
  • Different Kind of Wish List – Kathleen Connolly

#33 – Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor

#34 – Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin and more!

Guest voices: Angela Iversen and Matt Rixner

WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2013, episodes 6-11

Alternative Giving

WHOSE Birthday? 2014 online edition #26 | 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.

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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

Coming

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist BOB SITZE brings decades of significant congregational and denominational leadership to his writing.  An ardent critic and beneficiary of contemporary church life. | Bob’s blog online for TheLutheran.ORG. | My blog ’bout Bob’s Book Simple Enough | Bob’s blog series that just may be a fore-taste of his book to come: StewardShift. | Bob’s Beyond Simplicity series for Alternatives | Bob’s Advent Meditation for Alternatives: Be (UN)Afraid. Be Very (UN)Afraid!

SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living

Also Mentioned

SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast

Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

* * *

SLW! Podcast episode #30 — Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. Read the notes of my visit at Post #58.

  • Advent resources
  • Personal life: backyard garden, chickens, bees, community sidewalk garden.
  • Paul’s message series on Gospel.Link – ways of creatively engaging people and faith communities on daily life spirituality, through leader and participant resources, some closely related to simple living.
  • His new set of small group series on the Spirituality of Work, for seven different occupations; the last session of each is work/life balance.
  • As a Catholic publisher, The Pastoral Center loves talking about Pope Francis and Catholic social justice documents. Pope Francis has been a big advocate for living more simply and in closer solidarity with the poor — and doing so with joy!  So Paul creates resources to help get that message out. Paul will have resources to help faith communities study and reflect on Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical on ecology.
  • Ann and Paul have also become the co-directors of Growing Up Catholic  which reaches out to Catholic families, also with a simplicity aspect.
  • Paul also heads up GospelLiving.org.

Relevant Pastoral Center links: Advent eResources, included Simply Advent by Paul, incorporating some SLW! resources | Free online series, including “Faith@Work” and “The World As It Should Be” at Gospel.link | Spirituality of Work resources from The Pastoral Center, including small group resources for seven occupations | Family and parenting resources at GrowingUpCatholic.com | Resources supporting Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel, including “The Joy of Just Living: Living simply, sustainably, and in solidarity with the poor” | Other Simple Living and Ecology resources | Simply Advent handouts, inserts for-a-simpler-more-faith-filled-advent-eresource.

More Advent/Christmas Resources

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

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

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – December

Worship Alternatives:
Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

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.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

I hope that you can see the values of the following 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 Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes. To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

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.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. 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.

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

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.

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

MORE Mentions in Earlier 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)

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.

*GRAPHIC:  Whose Birthday? #18 cover

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 32 :: Igniting Christmas Simplicity in Our Hearts

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Show Notes

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

WHOSE Birthday? – an audio adaptation of SLW’s signature publication Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? — our Advent/Christmas annual for individuals, families and congregations. [Note: some of the original tracks have been lightly edited, so you may notice minor irregularities. Sorry.]

WHOSE Birthday? 2014 podcast series is taken from Edition #18 | TEXT | SPANISH text, entitled “Adviento”

INSPIRING REFLECTIONS (with discussion questions), FUN ACTIVITIES and DAILY CALENDAR based on liturgical cycle B (Gospel of Mark)

[Inside secret: If you want to hear all the episodes at once, instead of waiting for them to be released on iTunes, Stitcher, etc., go to Podcast Index/Preview.]

#32 – Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts

  • What Happened to Christmas?
  • Why a Simpler Christmas?
  • Top 10 Uses of Whose Birthday? (text only)
  • More Exciting, Helpful Ways to Use Whose Birthday? – Going Beyond Whose Birthday? (text only)
  • Alternative Giving: What Jesus Wants for Christmas
  • How to Use These Resources
  • Picture Your Child with St. Nicholas
  •  Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts: A Daily Calendar/Journal – Pre-Advent and Advent 1 | READINGS for Sundays and holidays
  • Reflection for Advent 1: Creating Unforgettable Christmas Traditions || Katerina Katsarka Whitley
  • Different Kind of Wish List – Kathleen Connolly

#33 – Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor

#34- Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin and more!

#35-Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more!

Guest voices: Angela Iversen and Matt Rixner

WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2013, episodes 6-11

Alternative Giving

WHOSE Birthday? 2014 online edition #26 | 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.

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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

Coming

  • Nov.-Dec. – new “WHOSE Birthday?” Podcast series. Podcast Indexincluding “WHOSE Birthday?” 2013.

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist BOB SITZE brings decades of significant congregational and denominational leadership to his writing.  An ardent critic and beneficiary of contemporary church life, Bob lives and works alongside his spouse Chris in Wheaton, Illinois. | Bob’s blog online for TheLutheran.ORG, not .com | My blog ’bout Bob’s Book Simple Enough | Bob’s blog series that just may be a fore-taste of his book to come: StewardShift. | Bob’s Beyond Simplicity series for Alternatives | Bob’s Advent Meditation for Alternatives: “Be (UN)Afraid. Be Very (UN)Afraid!

SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living

Also Mentioned

SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast

Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

* * *

SLW! Podcast episode #30 — Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. They hosted Rita and I on a speaking tour. Read the notes of that visit at Post #58.

  • Advent resources
  • Personal life: backyard garden, chickens, bees, community sidewalk garden.
  • Paul’s message series on Gospel.Link – ways of creatively engaging people and faith communities on daily life spirituality, through a bunch of leader and participant resources, some closely related to simple living.
  • His new set of small group series on the Spirituality of Work, for seven different occupations; the last session of each is work/life balance.
  • As a Catholic publisher, The Pastoral Center loves talking about Pope Francis and Catholic social justice documents. Pope Francis has been a big advocate for living more simply and in closer solidarity with the poor — and doing so with joy!  So Paul creates resources to help get that message out. Pope Francis is working on a much anticipated encyclical on ecology. Paul will definitely have resources to help faith communities study and reflect on it once it’s released.
  • Ann and Paul have also become the co-directors of Growing Up Catholic  which reaches out to Catholic families, also with a simplicity aspect.
  • Paul also heads up GospelLiving.org.

Relevant Pastoral Center links: Advent eResources, included Simply Advent by Paul, incorporating some SLW! resources | Free online series, including “Faith@Work” and “The World As It Should Be” at Gospel.link | Spirituality of Work resources from The Pastoral Center, including small group resources for seven occupations | Family and parenting resources at GrowingUpCatholic.com | Resources supporting Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel, including “The Joy of Just Living: Living simply, sustainably, and in solidarity with the poor” | Other Simple Living and Ecology resources | Simply Advent handouts, inserts for-a-simpler-more-faith-filled-advent-eresource.

More Advent/Christmas Resources

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides.

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

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – November

Worship Alternatives:
Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

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.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews and more!

Simple Living blog/site preview service

I hope that you can see the values of the following 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 Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes. To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

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.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our two-times-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.

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

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.

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

MORE Mentions in Earlier 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)

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.

*GRAPHIC:  Whose Birthday? #18 cover

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 31 :: Bob Sitze, Champion of Simple Living

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Show Notes

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

Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist BOB SITZE brings decades of significant congregational and denominational leadership to his writing.  An ardent critic and beneficiary of contemporary church life, Bob lives and works alongside his spouse Chris in Wheaton, Illinois.

Bob’s blog online for TheLutheran.ORG, not .com

My blog ’bout Bob’s Book Simple Enough

Bob’s blog series that just may be a fore-taste of his book to come: StewardShift.

Bob’s Beyond Simplicity series for Alternatives

Bob’s Advent Meditation for Alternatives: “Be (UN)Afraid. Be Very (UN)Afraid!

SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living

Also Mentioned

SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast

Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

The Common Good Podcast

* * *

Coming

  • Nov.-Dec. – new “WHOSE Birthday?” Podcast series. Podcast Indexincluding “WHOSE Birthday?” 2013.

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

SLW! Podcast episode #30 — Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. They hosted Rita and I on a speaking tour. Read the notes of that visit at Post #58.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Advent resources
  • Personal life: backyard garden, chickens, bees, community sidewalk garden.
  • Paul’s message series on Gospel.Link – ways of creatively engaging people and faith communities on daily life spirituality, through a bunch of leader and participant resources, some closely related to simple living.
  • His new set of small group series on the Spirituality of Work, for seven different occupations; the last session of each is work/life balance.
  • As a Catholic publisher, The Pastoral Center loves talking about Pope Francis and Catholic social justice documents. Pope Francis has been a big advocate for living more simply and in closer solidarity with the poor — and doing so with joy!  So Paul creates resources to help get that message out. Pope Francis is working on a much anticipated encyclical on ecology. Paul will definitely have resources to help faith communities study and reflect on it once it’s released.
  • Ann and Paul have also become the co-directors of Growing Up Catholic  which reaches out to Catholic families, also with a simplicity aspect.
  • Paul also heads up GospelLiving.org.

Relevant Pastoral Center links: Advent eResources, included Simply Advent by Paul, incorporating some SLW! resources | Free online series, including “Faith@Work” and “The World As It Should Be” at Gospel.link | Spirituality of Work resources from The Pastoral Center, including small group resources for seven occupations | Family and parenting resources at GrowingUpCatholic.com | Resources supporting Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel, including “The Joy of Just Living: Living simply, sustainably, and in solidarity with the poor” | Other Simple Living and Ecology resources | Simply Advent handouts, inserts for-a-simpler-more-faith-filled-advent-eresource.

 

Episode 30 :: Paul Canavese Advances Simple Living at Gospel.Link

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Show Notes

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

Paul and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. They hosted Rita and I on a speaking tour. Read the notes of that visit at Post #58.

EPISODE TOPICS

  • Advent resources
  • Personal life: our backyard garden, chickens, bees, community sidewalk garden.
  • Paul’s message series on Gospel.Link – ways of creatively engaging people and faith communities on daily life spirituality, through a bunch of leader and participant resources.  Some have been closely related to simple living.
  • His new set of small group series on the Spirituality of Work, for seven different occupations.  It includes various topics; the last session of each is work/life balance.
  • As a Catholic publisher, The Pastoral Center loves talking about Pope Francis and Catholic social justice documents. Pope Francis has been a big advocate for living more simply and in closer solidarity with the poor — and doing so with joy!  So Paul creates resources to help get that message out. Pope Francis is working on a much anticipated encyclical on ecology. Paul will definitely have resources to help faith communities study and reflect on it once it’s released.
  • Ann and Paul have also become the co-directors of Growing Up Catholic  which reaches out to Catholic families.  This also has a simplicity aspect, encouraging families to re-learn how to have supper together and spend time with each other.
  • Paul also heads up GospelLiving.org.
  • Paul helped Jubilee-Economics.org recover from a serious hack, including The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce.

Relevant Pastoral Center links:

 

Episode 29 :: Brian ‘Wolt’ Wolters of OverFlow Project

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

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

Mentions This Episode

Why Ares Danes So Happy? blog | Response to Danes blog | Recent Responses to all SLW! media with links

John “Affluenza” de Graaf podcasts (2) | blogs (4)

Tony and Shane Uncut, SLW! podcast episodes 20-27

SLW! Mission: blog | podcast

A Vision of the Future blog

John Pitney‘s song “Live Simply So Others May Simply Live” (closing theme complete)

Coming

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

Tom & Christine Sine of Mustard Seed Associates // Rita and I were interviewed by Christine for her Godspace blog. 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.

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

We also met Glen Gersmehl, Exec. Dir. of Lutheran Peace Fellowship in Seattle.

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.

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

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews and more!

Simple Living blog/site preview service

I hope that you can see the values of the following 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 Alternate 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)

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

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.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our two-times-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.

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

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.

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

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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.

*GRAPHIC: Overflow Project

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 28 :: Tom & Christine Sine–Mustard Seed Associates

tom-and-christine

Show Notes

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

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

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

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.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our two-times-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.

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

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.

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

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.

*GRAPHIC: 

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.