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.


Faithfully Subversive December 21, 2009

Year 4, Episode 50

"Rabbi Shimon ben Gamaliel, sent his servant to the market to buy some good food. The servant returned with tongue. Then he sent him to buy some bad food and again he returned with tongue. Rabbi Shimon asked, why when asked to bring 'good' and 'bad' food, he brought the same tongue? The servant replied: 'It is the source of good and evil. When it is good, there is nothing better, when it is bad there is nothing worse.'"

~Rabbi Robert H. Loewy,
regarding a Faith Statement on Public Discourse

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Billboard of Joseph and Mary in Bed (more info)
  • Mary as a Pro-Choice Figure (more info)
  • Creche and Menorah Removed Due to Lack of Funds for Fight (more info)
  • Oral Roberts Death (more info)
  • Top Religion Stories of 2009 (more info)
  • Protestant Clergy on Islam (more info)
  • An Interfaith Statement on Public Discourse (more info)
  • Religious Freedom Around the World (more info)
  • Sex Offender Law Prevented Worship (more info)
  • Give This Christmas Away - Amy Grant and Matthew West
  • Put the Lights on the Tree - Sufjan Stevens
  • Joseph and Mary's Boy - Alabama
  • Holy War - Brooks & Dunn
  • War is Over - John Lennon
  • Sister Winter - Sufjan Stevens
Upcoming Local Events:

"In Respect of Sacred Space" observance in response to theft/vandalism of houses of worship throughout the region. Tuesday 12/22/2009, 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Carbondale

Carbondale Christmas Eve Services -
Church of the Good Shepherd (UCC) 5 pm
First Christian Church (DOC) 7 pm
Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship (UU) 7 pm
First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 7 pm
First United Methodist Church (UMC) 7 and 11 pm


Faithfully Subversive December 14, 2009

Year 4, Episode 49

Information about this show will be posted shortly.


Faithfully Subversive December 7, 2009

Year 4, Episode 48

"Each celebration has its own nuances and complexities, but each has a sense of joy and happiness. By recognizing that others are celebrating in their own way a season of joy needn’t take away from our own sense of celebration."

~Rev. Bob Cornwall re: the "War on Christmas"

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Coming Out at Christmas - London Gay Men's Chorus
  • _______________ - Barenaked Ladies
  • Joy - Billy Jonas