Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wondering About the Future, Considering the Discipline of Hospitality

So, here I am listening to The Pogues, Flogging Molly and The Dubliners on Pandora. I am meanwhile getting back to reading "Making Room" by Christine D. Pohl. (Check out the box on the left if you are interested in reading it. I bought it used on Amazon for a few bucks.) I can not help but wonder what place hospitality will need to take in the life of the church, and even our nation should the economy continue to decline.

Currently the leaders of our nation are using the money of our future to survive the problems of our present. Could there be an eventual end to this way of doing things? Will we need to survive by caring for one another in simple non-government designed means? Do you think that this ancient art of hospitality will need to find a new place in contemporary hearts?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dunkin' Like David - Join us March 1st

This is our trial run for Dunkin' Like David, a Boston polar bear plunge on Saint david's Day - March 1st, 2009. This is part of Boston Welsh (Cymrodorion) Saint David's Day events. Saint David is 6th century Celtic Saint, and the patron saint of Wales. Come and join us on March 1st at 1pm in the afternoon for Dunkin' Like David.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Faith and Ethnicity SynchroBlog List

Tuesday Barrack Obama will be inaugurated as President. Tensions run high in the Middle East. I will be beginning a part time temporary position as "Intern on Wales" (a PR position) for the British Consulate in Boston. Each of the things have something in common. There is an element of ethnicity which comes to play in them. This month's SynchroBlog offering is on the subject of Faith and Ethnicity. Below are the offerings which have been presented thus far.

May you grow in thought and develop in deepening concern as you read. Please leave a response in the comment section for the author of those posts you enjoy. Well, heck leve a comment with the one's that make you mad too. That would be fun!

For my post I am sending you to one of my other blog sites. So, click the first line below to go to The Why Man, and read my offering. You can return here to navigate back to the others. Have fun and be challenged.

Phil Wyman (That's me) on Seeing the Middle East from a Jewish Perspective
Joshua Jinno the Antechurch
Raffi Shahinian on Faith and Ethnicity: A True Story
Susan Barnes on Just a God of the West
K.W. Leslie on Why I went to an all-white church
Adam Gonnerman on Multicultural experience (and inexperience)
Matt Stone on Is the church ready for a multiethnic future?
Beth Patterson on Viva la particularities
Steve Hayes on Christianity and ethnicity"
Matthew Snyder asks What's Your Nation?
Jeff Goins on Gypsies in Spain

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Faith and Ethnicity: Wednesday, Jan. 14th SynchroBlog

The next SynchroBlog is coming up. The topic is Faith and Ethnicity. If you want to join the SynchroBlog let us know. Info for signing up can be found here.