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Episode 81 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Advent

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Peter Marty

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Anne Basye

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John Marty

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WHOSE Birthday?

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

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

#80-Pre-Advent

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“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#81-Advent

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Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#82-Christmas Eve/Day

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#83-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

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Thanks to readers Angela and Matt.

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WHOSE Birthday? #28, online edition for 2016.

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

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

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Episode 80 :: WHOSE Birthday? – Pre-Advent

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WHOSE Birthday?

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

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

#80-Pre-Advent

[Preview]

“WHOSE Birthday?” How-to

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#81-Advent

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#82-Christmas Eve/Day

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

#83-Christmas Season-Epiphany

[Preview]

Inspiring Reflections

Fun Activities

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WHOSE Birthday? #28, online edition for 2016.

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

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

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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

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Episode 79 :: From Egos to Eden

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Lee Van Ham’s From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

  1.  This book is the 2nd of three in the series, “Eden for the 21st Century.” How does the content of this book fit into that series?
  2.   The book agrees with those who say that the current crises are beyond anything our species has ever faced. What is it about our current moment that makes it so daunting?
  3.   As your subtitle indicates, the book’s overall structure follows the sequence of a mythic heroic journey. How does that journey fit our task of keeping our planet livable?
  4.   You attach a lot of importance to the experience of Call. Do you believe that our entire human species is being called to this heroic journey? What is the importance of speaking about our response to Earth’s ecological crises as a Call?
  5.   Quite a few First Peoples speak in your book—especially in the “Foreword” (written by a Hau-den-o-SAU-ne woman) and in Chapter Seven where First Peoples are considered mentors and partners in OneEarth living. What is happening among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples that make their voices important to our heroic journey?
  6.   It’s apparent that Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, has been important to how you understand our abilities as humans to move beyond what we’ve yet achieved. What is it about Jung that makes him so helpful in solving our ecological and civilizational crises?
  7.   You speak about this as an apocalyptic time. Why do you find it helpful to speak of apocalypse? Many use that word to describe catastrophe.
  8.   Every heroic journey is a quest for a treasure. What is the treasure that our heroic journey seeks in order to solve the crises we’re in?
  9.   You join with Thomas Berry, the late “geologian,” and others in believing that we humans are capable of moving beyond greed, acquisitiveness, and domination and actually create a world beyond our current crises. On what do you base such belief?
  10.  Heroic journeys take us on life-threatening adventures, but finally we arrive “home.” What does home look like in our journey from egos to Eden?

Lee’s bio / Jubilee blogs / Lee’s OneEarth blog

Gerald’s Vision of the Future / Gerald’s Enough blogs for Jubilee OneEarth Economics (in process)

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Coming: Ep. 80-83, for Advent/Christmas: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? – new audio edition

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Episode 78 :: James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler (born October 19, 1948) is an American author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger. He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development; The Long Emergency (2005); and most recently, Too Much Magic (2012). In The Long Emergency, he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in smaller-scale, localized, agrarian (or semi-agrarian) communities. Starting with World Made by Hand in 2008, Kunstler has written a series of science fiction novels about such a culture in the future.

He graduated from the State University of New York, Brockport campus, worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1975, he dropped out to write books on a full-time basis. He has no formal training in architecture or the related design fields.

Kunstler lectures on topics related to suburbia, urban development, and the challenges of what he calls “the global oil predicament”, and a resultant change in the “American Way of Life.” He has lectured at the TED Conference, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Science and Technology, as well as at numerous colleges and universities, including Yale, MIT, Harvard, Cornell, University of Illinois, DePaul, Texas A & M, the USMA, and Rutgers University.

As a journalist, Kunstler continues to write for The Atlantic Monthly, Slate.com, RollingStone, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and its op-ed page where he often covers environmental and economic issues. Kunstler is also a leading supporter of the movement known as “New Urbanism.”

Kunstler.com

WikiPedia

Gerald’s Vision of the Future

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Episode 77 :: Fighting for Clean Water

 

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Part 2 — Episode 77: Fighting for Clean Water with Paula Wansa [Preview]

How a small group of women cleaned up California’s most toxic waste dump over 20 years and protected their water supply and school.

VIDEO — Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

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

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

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

Ugly Food Facts

40% of food in America goes to waste in fields, gardens, stores, restaurants, schools.

√ Ugly produce may actually be healthier than pretty food. Some imperfect, cracked fruit may contain more antioxidants.

France now requires supermarkets to give away unsold food.

Tip

√ Carrying a reusable “take home” container in our cars saves left-overs from our restaurant meals and keeps more single-use containers out of the landfill.

 Resources

FutureOfFood.com // NatGeoFood.com

National Geographic, March, 2016, cover story: How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

√ “Tossed Out: Food Waste in America” 29 min. video from NET Nebraska/Harvest Public Media. Site includes 3, 2-3 min. clips: “Inside a Landfill,” “Food Waste in the Family Home,” “Trash to Glass.”

√ GleanSLO volunteers – part of San Luis Obispo County, CA, Food Bank – rescue food from stores, fields and back yards and give it to agencies for distribution. GleanSLO.org

5 Things I Learned While Lobbying Congress on Food Waste

√ Lutheran World Relief and ELCA Hunger videos  http://lwr.org/videos  http://www.elca.org/Resources/ELCA-World-Hunger

MORE Resources

Making Applesauce – Gerald Iversen’s blog about how working with ugly food can be a spiritual experience.

Full Frame [Link TV]: Eradicating Hunger, includes segment at end on gleaning

Why People Are Falling in Love with “Ugly Food” – TIME, March, 2015

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

Earlier Episodes

Episode 76 :: Celebrating Ugly Food


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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.

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

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

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

Ugly Food Facts

40% of food in America goes to waste in fields, gardens, stores, restaurants, schools.

√ Ugly produce may actually be healthier than pretty food. Some imperfect, cracked fruit may contain more antioxidants.

France now requires supermarkets to give away unsold food.

Tip

√ Carrying a reusable “take home” container in our cars saves left-overs from our restaurant meals and keeps more single-use containers out of the landfill.

 Resources

FutureOfFood.com // NatGeoFood.com

National Geographic, March, 2016, cover story: How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

√ “Tossed Out: Food Waste in America” 29 min. video from NET Nebraska/Harvest Public Media. Site includes 3, 2-3 min. clips: “Inside a Landfill,” “Food Waste in the Family Home,” “Trash to Glass.”

√ GleanSLO volunteers – part of San Luis Obispo County, CA, Food Bank – rescue food from stores, fields and back yards and give it to agencies for distribution. GleanSLO.org

5 Things I Learned While Lobbying Congress on Food Waste

√ Lutheran World Relief and ELCA Hunger videos  http://lwr.org/videos  http://www.elca.org/Resources/ELCA-World-Hunger

MORE Resources

Making Applesauce – Gerald Iversen’s blog about his recent gleaning experience.

Full Frame [Link TV]: Eradicating Hunger, includes segment at end on gleaning

Why People Are Falling in Love with “Ugly Food” – TIME, March, 2015

SaveTheFood.com

Part 2 — Episode 77: Fighting for Clean Water with Paula Wansa, 9/15 [Preview]

VIDEO–Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

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Earlier Episodes

  • Episode 75: Jim Goetsch, Friends of the Third World, digging at the roots of  poverty since 1972, a Fair Trade shop and training center in Fort Wayne, IN.

    In addition to job-training for needy people in Fort Wayne, the house of the Friends of the Third World helps sell products made by exceptional enterprising groups in the Third World, including the Bombolulu Workshop for the Handicapped in Mombasa, Kenya, as well as trying to help Nicaraguan Medical Aid.

    For more information, visit FriendsOfTheThirdWorld.org.

    MENTIONS

    Sharing the Dream in Guatemala // Podcast

    Jim and Marion were my hosts on a speaker tour, spring, 2007. Read about my visit at Post #231. 

  • Episode 74: Glen Gersmehl, Lutheran Peace Fellowship — LPF is a community of believers who support one another in our efforts to bring about God’s Shalom in our lives, congregations, communities, nation and world, responding to the gospel call to be peacemakers and justice seekers.

    For much more information, visit LutheranPeace.org.

    Glen Gersmehl’s efforts for justice and peace were shaped by seven year’s work with older people in NY City’s highest poverty and crime areas. It led to his extensive involvement in organizing and advocacy efforts.  Another focus for Glen has been sharing what he has learned about organizing and social change.  He has led 800 workshops and taught nine college courseson peace and justice concerns; he also directed a university peace studies program, an in-service teacher training program for 60 schools, and the nation’s largest community leadership training center.  Among many widely-admired educational resources he has developed are participatorycomputer-based activities used by a million people.  Such peacemaking skills and experience led to his being chosen as the U.S. delegate to international meetings held in India to plan the UNDecade for Peace, the largest peace education (substitute “such”) program in UN history.

    MENTIONS: Fellowship of Reconciliation // Pax Christi // The Dandelion Insurrection – love and revolution (Nov 8, 2013) by Rivera Sun // Lutheran Peace Fellowship: Simple Living Resources // Worth Revisiting: Peace Day/Hiroshima Day, Aug.6

  • Episodes 72-73: John Seager, Pres. and CEO of Population Connection // Part 1: the basics of history, philosophy, programs, funding; Part 2: immigration, policies of Mexico, China and India, drastic forms of population control +much more // Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America’s voice for population stabilization—the largest grassroots population organization in the United States, with over 40,000 members, and hundreds of thousands more supporters and participating educators! Population Connection advocates for universal, affordable access to birth control, educates tomorrow’s leaders about global population challenges, and mobilizes Americans who care about stabilizing population. They strive to achieve a sustainable balance between people and our planet. // John has been a guest lecturer at more than 50 colleges and has spoken to numerous environmental, religious, and community groups all across the U.S. on the environmental and human costs of rapid population growth. Seager was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Clinton Administration and also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the House Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. A veteran of more than 50 political campaigns, Seager has authored numerous op-eds and articles on various aspects of population growth. Seager holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. // World Population Day
  • 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 –  SEPT.

    Tony & Shane Uncut

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

    Champions of Simple Living Today

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

    Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

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

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

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

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

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

    Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises

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