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Readings and sermon, with full acknowledgement that it might feel a bit weird/silly because this is recorded with a webcam, rather than with an audience. But sounds fine audio-wise (although there are a few minor hiccups/misreadings)!

Alternate titles include: You Can’t Stop the Revolution and The People United Will Never be Defeated.

Food for thought:

Han & Minjung Theology –

Minjung Theology: A Korean Theology of the People

Minjung Theology: A Korean Contextual Theology – A. Sung Park

COINTELPRO –

The FBI’s Covert Program to Destroy the Black Panther Party

Democracy Now! COINTELPRO

Why the Government’s Monitoring of the Black Lives Matter Movement Should Come as No Surprise

Gentrification as colonialism –

Documentary – Gentrification: The New Age of Gentrification

Gentrification: The New Colonialism in the Modern Day Era

Where the White People Live

False solutions to pain –

Apartheid

“Not in our Name!”

Border Walls

Pope Francis: Building Walls is Not Christian

Highways

Highways Jammed through Poor Neighborhoods

Municipalities

Let it Go: Time to Disincorporate St. Louis Municipalities

FOCUS St. Louis on Municipalities

Charter Schools

A dozen problems with charter schools

Don’t renew TFA’s contract with SFO- From a former TFA teacher

Teach for America Undermines the Fight for Racial Justice

Tenant farmers as rural, disenfranchised whites –

Trump Supporters Aren’t Stupid

Misc –

For the Sake of All

Dr. Jason Purnell & Reinhold Neibuhr Award

Forward Through Ferguson

Thank you:

Melissa Sternhagen – For being a kindred spirit and being thoughtful about what it means to be a white co-conspirator… and understanding that never in a million years would I want to “pulpit-jack” you!

Lorren Buck & Korla Masters – For interrogating the text with me and wrestling with its troubles.

Chelsey Hillyer & Amy Stark – Moral support and being human together.

Harrison Sand – For putting up with my external processing.

Mama – For reminding me to read the Bible.

Testimonials:

Your sermon rocked! It was the best damn sermon about rocks I have ever heard.

“It’s great when you can smack people upside the head and make them laugh at the same time!”

“Praise is political… praise God!”

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I can’t watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but I can watch Burning Love.

Burning Love is a parody of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I can’t watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette because there’s too much drama and it’s the lives of real people, but Burning Love is hilarious because it’s fake. This is what I start watching when I’ve finished watching all the free episodes of the shows I like on Hulu. Things I find by searching “best web series.”

Not sure if the picture is the best picture to describe the song, but it’s one person’s interpretation. I also really like the boy’s shirt– it’s super dorky in a good way.

When it was over and they could talk about it
She said there’s just one thing I have got to know
What in that moment when you were running so hard and fast
Made you stop and turn for home
He said I always knew you loved me even though I’d broken your heart
I always knew there’d be a place for me to make a brand new start

Oh love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Make us whole

When it was over and they could talk about it
They were sitting on the couch
She said what on earth made you stay here
When you finally figured out what I was all about
He said I always knew you’d do the right thing
Even though it might take some time
She said, Yeah, I felt that and that’s probably what saved my life

Oh love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Make us whole

There is a love that never fails
There is a healing that always prevails
There is a hope that whispers a vow
A promise to stay while we’re working it out
So come with your love and wash over us

When It Was Over, Sara Groves and Ed Cash

As follows is one of my favorite poems, from my second year of Great Books Colloquium at Pepperdine University, when I was taught by Dr. Paul Contino. He was a understanding, kind, and gently challenging Catholic who pursed his lips and looked up at the ceiling when he was thinking hard, and was gracious in letting everyone have a turn to speak, even when they didn’t do the reading.

                              Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
                             From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
                             If I lacked any thing.
A guest, I answered, worthy to be here:
                             Love said, You shall be he.
I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,
                             I cannot look on thee.
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
                             Who made the eyes but I?
Truth Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame
                             Go where it doth deserve.
And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?
                             My dear, then I will serve.
                             So I did sit and eat.
Source: George Herbert and the Seventeenth-Century Religious Poets  (W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1978)

The Uncultured Project is up for a Webby award.

As far as I know, there aren’t too many tangible awards associated with it, except exposure. I’ve never been one to really stand behind exposure without action, but action has to start somewhere. Plus this video makes you feel so dang good.

Like I said before, altruism is selfish.

I don’t have a list for you.

It has been very hard to convince myself to do work.

This video is hilarious.

You’re going to think I do nothing except rot in my desk chair watching Youtube videos. Is that true?

…never said it wasn’t.

Oh yeah, I went to practicum today and called all of the home repair and home modification providers in the senior resource book.

So I guess I have been productive, just not in all areas that I should be.

We all have limits.

I don’t remember Calculus.

What?

It’s okay to be confused about life.

Just remember: you’re going to make it. Just don’t let your tail get the best of you.

This is me talking to myself.

I mean, not that I’ve had a sad, alcoholic tail with bad friends surgically removed or anything…