It’s time once again for Music and Worship Leaders Retreat at Laurelville. Last year was the first time that I attended this long running program, and I enjoyed it so much that I immediately started planning to return this year.
Last night (on the way to MWLR), I stayed with my in-laws in Goshen. My mother-in-law chastised me for a lack of blogging recently. The good news is that this weekend will provide plenty of material, if it’s anything like last year. The bad news is that the weekend is so jam packed full that there will be no time to blog the material.*
* For some reason, I’ve ended up with six books** (and a magazine) on my nightstand here. I have no idea how I thought I’d get through six books during this weekend. I guess I never know what I’ll want to pick up.
** A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren
Between Two Worlds by Roxana Saberi
How (Not) to Speak of God by Peter Rollins
The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne
Winter World by Bernd Heinrich
Take This Bread by Sara Miles
In the meantime, I’ve put together a bunch of interesting and/or thought provoking stuff that I’ve come across recently on the interwebs. Enjoy!
Preach it, sir. Preach it…
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.
– Stephen Colbert
Maybe it’s time we stop being a Christian nation…
“We are a religious nation – or are we?” by Bernard Starr
A fascinating trick for multiplying…
A fun little muppet poster
An admonition to the new congress to take the Constitution seriously.