Faithfully Subversive August 28, 2008

Year 3, Episode 35

"From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

~Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have A Dream"

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Encountering Spirit in Nature
  • Forty-Fifth Anniversary of "I Have A Dream" Speech (listen here)
  • A Raga Suite to Sri Guru - Best of India
  • Improvisations for Table and Vamsa - Best of India
  • Serve Your Soul - Ben Harper
  • Better Way - Ben Harper


Faithfully Subversive August 21, 2008

Year 3, Episode 34

"What would have happened to Thomas Jefferson if he had responded as he wrote in 1781: 'It does me no injury for my neighbor to say that there are 20 gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.'... By today's new standard of pulpits in the public square, Jefferson—the great advocate for religious freedom in America—would have lost."

~Kathleen Parker on Obama and McCain's appearance at Saddleback

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Abraham, Martin, & John
  • Philosophy of Loss - Indigo Girls


Faithfully Subversive August 14, 2008

Year 3, Episode 33

"Everyday, faith organizations serve individuals in need within our communities. But our efforts to sustain our brothers and sisters living in poverty must be complemented with a serious plan from our political leaders to reduce the number of needy."

~ Letter from religious leaders to the nominating conventions

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Obama is the Antichrist? (more info)
  • Obama and McCain at Warren's Church (more info)
  • Silly Pelosi, Jesus Already Saved the Planet! (more info)
  • Focus on the Family Prays for Rain (more info)
  • Religious Leaders Call for Focus on Poverty (more info)
  • If God Only Knew - Deidre McCalla
  • Planet Called Home - Holly Near
  • Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly
  • Dancin' in the Rain - Nicole C. Mullen


Faithfully Subversive - August 7, 2008

Year 3, Episode 32

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Grow - JJ Heller 
  • The Space Between Living & Dying - Jeremy Casella
Upcoming Local Event:  Rock Out for Rosie benefit concert, August 9, Hanger 9.