Sunday, 28 November 2010
A stunning version of my fave Advent hymn, love both the apparently haphazard and over the top production! This piece is on an amazing five CD collection Songs for Christmas. The enigmatic Sufjan also produced an incredible CD by another Greenbelt Festival favourite band who played there in 2009, The Welcome Wagon.
Welcome to Advent 2010!
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up–song title and artist–NO editing/cheating, please.
- The boy with no name – Travis
- Are we alright? - Show of Hands
- Bring 'em all in - Mike Scott
- He never said - Martyn Joseph
- Blood red sky - Seth Lakeman
- Why does my heart feel so bad? - Moby
- Superhuman touch - Athlete
- I grieve - Peter Gabriel
- Black swan song - Athlete
- Also Sprach Zarathustra - 2001 Space Odyssey
- Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
- You (Live 2008) - After The Fire
- Somebody told me - The Killers
- '40' - U2
- Walking into battle with the Lord - Chumbawamba
Thanks for the tag Phil, if you haven't been tagged yet, go for it anyway (that's you, that is!).
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Richard Twiss (above) of Wiconi International was one of the speakers at the recent Emergent Village Theological Conversation which evoked an incredible blog post from Julie Clawson. This paragraph jumped out at, giving me a gentle sense of joy with its resonance to my concerns for the church, particularly all the turmoil over the Anglican Covenant:
The speakers had led us to see how the Bible is used as a colonizing text and how the rituals and trapping of the Western church have colonized the minds of indigenous peoples. Their dream is to find ways to do distinctly indigenous theology and develop spiritual practices that are native to who they are. They pleaded with us to stop seeing Western theology, philosophy, academia, and liturgy as the norm that all others must aspire to or at least subjugate their spiritual language to. And above all to not just allow native peoples space to pursue those paths, but to join in with them valuing their voices just as much as we value Western voices.Let's face it, The Anglican Covenant is simply an ecclesiastical straight-jacket, therefore I support and endorse the #nocovenant campaign.
It will be interesting to see what 'action' comes out of the Emergent Village Theological Conversation... At Greenbelt 2100 Richard Rohr said 'The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better'.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Wikio contacted me to say my blog had gone in to their music rankings at number 5! Plus they've given me the opportunity to publish a sneak peek before they release them: