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Month: April 2008 (page 1 of 8)

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-30

  • family not feeling well. I’m making saimin soup for dinner. #
  • The Revolution Starts at Home Blog – my wife’s blog is coming soon #
  • putting the kids to bed. Reading to my daughter Angelina Ballerina and Our Word is Our Weapon by Subte Marcos #
  • just ordered book Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World http://is.gd/aiJ #
  • watching the simpson on hulu.com http://tinyurl.com/5wqy2u #
  • @knightopia try tubetv.app http://www.chimoosoft.com/products/tubetv/ #
  • that 90’s show – http://tinyurl.com/5wqy2u #
  • Morning Prayers at the Mustard Seed House. #
  • Blog post – prophetic christian vs. constantinian christian – cornell west – http://is.gd/awn #
  • @Casmar no soy fanatico de flock – is to cluttered for me #
  • @patl I snoozed him yesterday for the next couple days. #

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We Don’t Stop: Interview with Michael Franti

 We Don’t Stop: Interview with MichaeL Franti

If the contemporary struggle for a better world has a soundtrack, it surely features the music of Michael Franti. To Franti, music and activism are one and the same — his albums, the last three of which have sold over 100,000 copies combined, are truth-telling manifestos you can dance to. While touring constantly, he tirelessly promotes peace, sustainability and human rights. His annual Power to the Peaceful festival raises money for different causes each year — from Mumia Abul Jamal’s legal case to bringing American troops home from Iraq. Last year, 60,000 people attended in San Francisco and 4,000 in São Paulo, Brazil. He has been named an Ambassador of Peace by the World Health Organization, and performs benefit concerts for Iraq Veterans Against the War, grassroots workers in New Orleans, as well as free concerts in prisons. In his personal life he is a vegan and yogi, and if you find yourself behind his hybrid or his biodiesel tour bus, follow him: he’ll pay your bridge toll. Last month we visited Franti in his San Francisco studio as he was putting the finishing touches on his new release, “All Rebel Rockers,” due out in September.

Gregory Dicum: Emma Goldman was famously paraphrased “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” Whenever I hear that, I think of you.

Michael Franti: If at the end of the political upheaval and change, we’re all sitting around wearing armbands and having meetings and nobody’s having any fun, then what was the point? That’s where I come in. I love to make people dance, and what I’ve seen is in the places where people have been hit the hardest, that’s the place they’re most eager to dance.

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Prophetic Christian vs. Constantinian Christian According to Cornell West

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-29

  • sushi and Fat Tire Amber Ale http://www.newbelgium.com/beers_ft.php #
  • setting up wife’s blog #
  • Tuesday Book Review – Dispatches from Latin America #
  • @dydimustk nite, nite #
  • Morning Prayers at the Mustard Seed House #
  • @spiritfarmer be right there in a couple minutes #
  • my wife just told me that I stink. Literally. I better go and take a shower. #
  • at Cafe Javasti with Peter Geel http://tinyurl.com/5z6tf7 #

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Celts and Anabaptists: Wisdom from the Margins for Tomorrow’s Church? | The Anabaptist Network

Celts and Anabaptists: Wisdom from the Margins for Tomorrow’s Church? | The Anabaptist Network

Among the fascinating things that are going on today are the reemergence from the margins of Christendom of the Celtic and the Anabaptist Christian traditions. There are many differences between these traditions. The Celtic tradition is very old; it emerged in the sixth century in the Christianization of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Northumbria; it is a tradition associated with the evangelization of the Celtic peoples and the development of Christendom among them. The Anabaptist tradition, by contrast, is younger – it is only 475 years old; it sprang up in the 1520s in three areas of central Europe, and spread out across Europe and around the world from there. It was a protest against the coercive, compulsory Christianity of Christendom, and indeed has been the progenitor of the free church traditions. As such, it has functioned as one of the solvents of Christendom.

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