Saturday, January 24, 2009

APM SoFwKT

well it seems i can't quite get away entirely...
in response to S&C, here's the hyper links to Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett. quotes from Palker Palmer and others were from these programmes.


i have several friends on both sides of the pond who have found ongoing inspiration, insight and comfort from this programme. it's beauty is exposed in the benefit of repeated listens to the programmes - for each interview has so much substance and it is typically a very gentle experience...

yesterday i wrote after listening to several programmes that have been most pertinant to my life of late. so here's the links. i was too tired last night to make up the hyperlinks...

The Soul in Depression (included Andrew Solomon and Parker Palmer)
The Spirituality of Addiction and Recovery *
The Wisdom of Tenderness
L'Arche: A community of brokenness and beauty

there are many other episodes well worth our time... there isn't one that doesn't have at least a nugget of something worth a month of Sundays and there are several that are notably quotable in their entirety...

the interactive webpage for each programme is well worth exploring and offers extended interviews, transcripts and resources and there are several options for listening including a free download of podcasts of the archive.

until such time as i find a house of prayer and worship, SoF offers a gentle welcoming space where one can dwell in wonderment and hope for this world and ourselves...

i'm off to relisten to the John O Donohue interview, which is always a balm to the soul...


LB.

* p.s. i should have mentioned this when i recommended it earlier in the month... this programme is somewhat controversial, as the interviewees are (to some degree at least) breaking their AA anonymity. if that's an issue for you, you may want to give it a miss, although i think they are very cautious and are openly mindful of the fine line they are walking. you can see a range of pertinant comments on anonymity on the Listener's Reflections section as guidance. all that said, i have personally found the programme extremely insightful & helpful. anyway, i wanted to be sensitive to those who might be in AA, NA or any other -anon group who might find this aspect a stumbling block. peace.

3 comments:

  1. you remember that sunday morning in the city church... when we bet how many minutes FATHER O could last without his famous Jeeezus line.... god that seems so long ago now - so many miles travelled since then sister....

    These things that have comforted me, I drive away
    This place that is my home I cannot stay
    My only faith’s in the broken bones and bruises I display

    Have you ever seen a one-legged man trying to dance his way free?
    If you’ve ever seen a one-legged man then you’ve seen me...

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  2. That is such a treasured memory... the rest of Tuesday group that were there mention it often and laugh... As I recall, he said he was going to watch his language and didn't make it through two sentences. :)

    Those lines are beautiful...
    Even on one leg may we still find courage & strength to dance...
    Thanks for that brother. xo

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  3. anytime... i remember us looking at each other when he said he would watch his language - i think we both knew that he would never make it - but i think we thought he might last longer than the two sentences! what a riot...

    hope to see you all soon.... x

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