Faithfully Subversive April 22, 2010

Year 5, Episode 16 

“Unlike Rick Warren's divine playwright, who chooses all the important events of our lives without our input, and demands that we read the lines without improvisation, the emerging God invites us to be creative partners in the world adventure. Emerging spirituality is about holy relationship with the good earth, with humankind in all its diversity, and with God, who is also making up as God goes along."

~Bruce Epperly

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Civil Union Lobby Day (more info)
  • Doubt & Disbelief (more info)
  • Earth Day (more info)
  • Closer to Fine - Indigo Girls
  • If God Was One of Us - Joan Osbourne 
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Let The Mystery Be - Iris Dement
  • My Own Two Hands - Ben Harper
  • Hallelujah - k.d. lang 
Upcoming Local Event: Sex And The Soul: Sexuality & Spirituality, Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialogues, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Lawson Hall Room 171, SIUC Campus. Moderator: Christy Hamilton.
Presenters: Father Joseph Brown , Dr. Annette Vaillancourt, Imam Abdul Haqq. For more information contact: Hugh Muldoon at Gaia House-Interfaith Center (618) 549-7387 - hugh@ucmsiuc.org
Ken Starbuck at (618) 942-3986 - cubrats@verizon.net. Sponsored by Gaia House-Interfaith Center, SIUC Wellness Center and the Carbondale Interfaith Council.


Faithfully Subversive April 15, 2010

Year 5, Episode 15

Summary Unavailable


Faithfully Subversive April 8, 2010

Year 1, Episode 14

News & Discussion Topics:
  • Happy Easter
  • Good Friday Rebellion (more info)
  • Call for a Common Easter Date (more info)
  • Social Justice Christian PSAs (more info)
  • Who Represents a Faith? (more info)
  • Parable from a Progressive Catholic (more info)
  • Life After Death?
  • Rise - Flobots
  • Get Together - The Youngbloods
  • Imagine - John Lennon


Faithfully Subversive April 1, 2010

Year 5, Episode 13

News & Discussion Topics:
  • Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition - The Merry Macs
  • God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday
  • Sex and Religion - Steve Vai
  • Break Bread Together - Mary and Mark Peterson
  • The Last Supper - Jesus Christ Superstar
Upcoming Local Events: Maundy Thursday Services


Faithfully Subversive January 18, 2010

Year 5, Episode 3

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (more info)
  • Churches' Response to Haiti Needs (more info)
  • Pat Robertson on Haiti's "Pact with the Devil" (more info)
  • MLK's Guidelines for the Church (more info)
  • Song of the Soul - Cris Williamson
  • Eye to Eye - Amy Grant
  • In Haiti There is Anguish - Limestone Presbyterian
  • All Good Naysayers - Sufjan Stevens
  • Fire in the Church - Halcyon

Upcoming Local Events: MLK Day Recognitions in Southern Illinois, Sunday and Monday (details)


Faithfully Subversive January 11, 2010

Year 5, Episode 2

Summary Unavailable


Faithfully Subversive January 4, 2010

Year 5, Episode 1

"Faith is not a political tool. And houses of worship are not appropriate backdrops for government actions. We risk weakening the vitality of religion and the integrity of government when we fail to respect the boundaries between the two."

~Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, after Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty signed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage (which Gaddy supported) inside All Souls (Unitarian-Universalist) Church in Washington

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Christmas and New Year
  • Pay What You Can Cafe (more info)
  • Turn Turn Turn - Edens Bridge
  • Let It Ring - Amy Ray
  • Man In Black - Johnny Cash
  • Why is Your Heaven So Small - Susan Werner
  • If You Eat Each Day - Brian Sircchio
  • Turn Turn Turn - The Byrds


Faithfully Subversive December 28, 2009

Year 4, Episode 51

“In the ruins of ancient Israel for example, you find periods of time where the artifacts show a relative equality, a relative time of economic sharing. Interestingly, during those times there are no prophets. When they dig down into other periods where the artifacts show a tremendous division, with big mansions and small shacks, that's when the prophets rise up to thunder the judgment and justice of God. So the biblical lesson here is that God doesn't mind prosperity as long as it's shared. And the principle of Biblical economy is, there is enough if we share it, and when we don't, God gets mad.”

~Jim Wallis, Parliament of the World's Religions, 2009

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Religion Finds Home On IPhones, Social Networks (more info)
  • U.K. Priest Defends Sermon Condoning Shoplifting (more info)
  • Was Jesus Wealthy? (more info)
  • Prosperity Gospel is 'Bad Theology' - Jim Wallis & Paul Raushenbush speaking at the Parliament of the World's Religions 2009 
  • Talking About a Revolution - Tracy Chapman
  • It's a Crime to Be Broke in America (edited) - Spearhead
  • Lord, Help the Poor and Needy- Cat Power 
  • Equal Rights- Peter Tosh 

Upcoming Local Event: Parliament Slideshow & Dinner @ 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 306 W. Monroe, Carbondale. Local delegates to the 2009 Parliament of the World Religions in Melbourne, Australia will host this dinner and give a slideshow presentation of their trip. Please RSVP to cdaleinterfaith@gmail.com if you plan to attend.