The essay from my FaithLink for May 19–Central American Migration–has been posted on the Ministry Matters website: https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/9635/the-church-and-central-american-migration
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The essay from my FaithLink for Dec. 23rd–“Christmas Music and the Incarnation”—has been posted on the Ministry Matters website: https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/9420/christmas-music-and-the-incarnation
Here are links to the songs mentioned in the essay:
- John McCutcheon’s “Christmas in the Trenches”: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox?projector=1
- Noel Paul Stookey’s “Christmas Dinner” with claymation video by Will Vinton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93A3DlzpVxM&feature=youtu.be
- Over the Rhine’s “Blood Oranges in the Snow” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOAtUic6LaU
- Indigo Girls’ “Peace Child”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK4az31Ppd8
- “There’s Still My Joy” written by Melissa Manchester, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Matt Rollings
- Melissa Manchester’s version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mld1l2Yzzj0
- Indigo Girls’ version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwMRtwX3TpQ
- Noel Paul Stookey’s version with video by Jeanne Torrence Finley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h9Rl_ycRNE&feature=youtu.be
“Back in 2011, comedian Pete Holmes announced to his audience on the Conan show that he had an iPhone, adding, ‘I have Google on my phone now. . . . It’s ruining life because we know everything, but we’re not a lick smarter for it.'”
Ministry Matters has posted the essay from my latest FaithLink:
Up on Ministry Matters, my essay from the FaithLink for April 1, “Easter and April Fools,” a personal story about new life after loss.
I’m part of the team of writers for FaithLink, the United Methodist Publishing House curriculum on current events and faith. My FaithLink essay “Religious Satire” was picked up today by the Ministry Matters site. This issue is based on Terry Lindvall’s book God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert. NY: New York University Press, 2015.