Faithfully Subversive June 26, 2008

Prophetic Voices
Year 3, Episode 26

"Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time! But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!"~ George Carlin

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Think About It - Flight of the Conchords
  • Korean Dogwood - Devendra Banhart
  • Ain't No Reason - Brett Dennen
  • Lord Raise Me Up - Matisyahu

Upcoming Local Event:

"Black Gold" Big Muddy IMC Film & Discussion Series
7 p.m. Friday, June 27
214 N. Washington St., Carbondale

This documentary focuses on one of the causes of global poverty - the exploitation of cash crop producers in less developed nations, specifically coffee farmers. It chronicles the struggle of the manager of an Ethiopian coffee cooperative on a mission to get a fair price for his product and save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy.


Faithfully Subversive June 19, 2008

Year 3, Episode 25


  • Defenders of Marriage - Anne Feeney
  • Forever Family - Jamie Anderson
  • On the Road to Find Out - Cat Stevens


Faithfully Subversive June 12, 2008

Year 3, Episode 24


  • It's Going to Be Alright - Sara Groves
  • Political World - Bob Dylan
  • The World's Not Falling Apart - Dar Williams


Faithfully Subversive June 5, 2008

Year 3, Episode 23

The Immigrant by Beverly Dale

Beseeching on behalf of their children
To the stranger who could be a neighbor,
“Have you no safe place for us?”
Home is no longer an option.
But neighbors choose to be strangers and turn away,
There is no room in the inn.

Holding empty hands and despairing hearts
They bear no gifts or food or hope.
"Have you no safe place for us?"
To escape what was, to build what could be,
Dreaming, hoping, and waiting.
But there is no room at the inn.

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Humane Borders / Fronteras Compasivas (more info)
  • Burger King agrees to start paying farm workers fairer wages (more info)
  • Why aren't the war perpetrators being held accountable after so much testimony? (more info)
  • "Neptune City" - Nicole Atkins & the Sea 
  • "Hope for the Hopeless" - A Fine Frenzy 
  • "The Story" - Brandi Carlile