Friday, April 28, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: The Rev. Debra Haffner (enhanced m4a podcast)

Welcome to the CrossLeft Podcast for the week of April 23, 2006. This week, CrossLeft is proud to present the Rev. Debra Haffner. The Rev. Debra W. Haffner is the director of the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She is an endorsed community minister with the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT.

Rev. Haffner is the author of From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens. The Rev. Haffner has also published nine chapters in books and encyclopedias, more than 70 articles in professional journals, 14 monographs, and numerous pamphlets for the general public. She has conducted speeches and training workshops in Brazil, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, Uruguay, Guatemala, England, Spain, and the Netherlands.

The Rev. Haffner appears regularly in the national media. She is frequently quoted in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and has appeared on such programs as Nightline, PrimeTime Live, 20/20, Dateline, Crossfire, Good Morning America, Oprah, and the Today Show.

Rev. Haffner has a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, a Masters of Public Health from the Yale University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. In 1996-97, she was a Research Fellow at the Yale Divinity School. She is also a Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. She is currently on the faculty of Union Theological Seminary and Meadville Lombard Seminary. Rev. Haffner has been married for 22 years and is the proud mother of an 19-year-old daughter and a 11-year-old son.

And so, this week, CrossLeft proudly presents, The Rev. Debra Haffner.

CrossLeft Presents: The Rev. Debra Haffner (mp3 version)

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Easter 2006 (enhanced m4a podcast)

Welcome to the podcast for Holy Week 2006. Absent an Easter-themed podcast in the ol' queue, I'm offering a sermon I delivered last Easter at the University of Richmond. Love and blessings to each of you as you encounter in the next morning the final mystery of this holy week.

CrossLeft Presents: Easter 2006 (mp3 version)

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Monday, March 27, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: John Patrick Colatch (enhanced m4a podcast)

Welcome to the podcast for the last week of March, 2006. This week, we’re featuring John Patrick Colatch, the Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. As elder in the United Methodist Church and having served numerous campus communities as chaplain, John has long been an advocate for issues of social justice within the church and within our broader public life. Today’s podcast presents his discourse on Christian hospitality, and how that principle might transform not only the lives of strangers welcomed within the fold, but also promises transform and enliven the church itself. This week CrossLeft proudly presents the Rev. Dr. John Patrick Colatch.

Remember, you can find links to John's ministry in the shownotes on the crossleft homepage (www.crossleft.org) and our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Crossleft Presents: John Patrick Colatch (mp3 version)

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Part 4 (final) - Delwin Brown (m4a enhanced version)

Welcome to the podcast for the first full week of March, 2006. This week’s podcast is Part 4 (final) of Delwin Brown’s lecture. Many thanks again to the Pacific School of Religion and Dean Brown for sharing this wonderful lecture with us. Remember, you can find links to PSR (http://www.psr.edu) and PSR’s Progressive Christian Witness initiative at the crossleft homepage (www.crossleft.org) and our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com.

And please note that Dean Brown’s lecture is not covered by the creative commons license that covers the rest of this week’s podcast and this lecture may not be shared beyond the purposes of listening to this podcast without direct permission from the Pacific School of Religion. The lecture is Copyright © 2006 Delwin Brown and is distributed by CrossLeft with the permission of Delwin Brown and Pacific School of Religion.

Monday, March 06, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Part 4 (final) - Delwin Brown (mp3 version)

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Crossleft Presents: Part 3 - Delwin Brown (enhanced m4a podcast)

Welcome to the podcast for the last week of February, 2006. This week’s podcast is Part 3 of Delwin Brown’s lecture. Please join us next week for the final portion of this event! Many thanks again to the Pacific School of Religion and Dean Brown for sharing this wonderful lecture with us. Remember, you can find links to PSR (http://www.psr.edu) and PSR’s Progressive Christian Witness initiative at the crossleft homepage (www.crossleft.org) and our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com.

And please note that Dean Brown’s lecture is not covered by the creative commons license that covers the rest of this week’s podcast and this lecture may not be shared beyond the purposes of listening to this podcast without direct permission from the Pacific School of Religion. The lecture is Copyright © 2006 Delwin Brown and is distributed by CrossLeft with the permission of Delwin Brown and Pacific School of Religion.

Monday, February 27, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Part 3 - Delwin Brown (mp3 podcast)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Crossleft Presents: Part 2 - Delwin Brown (enhanced m4a podcast)

Welcome to the podcast for the third week of February, 2006. This week’s podcast is Part 2 of Delwin Brown’s lecture. Please join us over the course of the next few weeks as we continue to present the entirety of Dean Delwin Brown’s lecture. Many thanks again to the Pacific School of Religion and Dean Brown for sharing this wonderful lecture with us. Remember, you can find links to PSR (http://www.psr.edu) and PSR’s Progressive Christian Witness initiative at the crossleft homepage (www.crossleft.org) and our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com. And please note that Dean Brown’s lecture is not covered by the creative commons license that covers the rest of this week’s podcast and this lecture may not be shared beyond the purposes of listening to this podcast without direct permission from the Pacific School of Religion. The lecture is Copyright © 2006 Delwin Brown and is distributed by CrossLeft with the permission of Delwin Brown and Pacific School of Religion.

Monday, February 20, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Part 2 - Delwin Brown (mp3 podcast)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Crossleft Presents: Delwin Brown and PSR (enhanced m4a podcast)

Welcome to the podcast for the second week of February, 2006. For the next few weeks, we are pleased to partner with the Pacific School of Religion as we present a lecture that offers a wonderful rediscovery of our progressive Christian heritage, beginning with the 19th century evangelicals at the forefront of the abolitionist movement. This lecture was delivered by Delwin Brown on January 26 at the 2006 Earl Lectures of Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley, California, which focused on the theme of progressive Christianity. Del is dean emeritus of PSR and director of PSR's new Progressive Christian Witness website project (www.progressivechristianwitness.org). Before his tenure at PSR, Del was professor of theology and vice president and dean of academic affairs at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Del has edited or co-edited several books, including Theology, Religious Studies and the University: Conflicting Maps, Changing Terrain and Converging on Culture: Theologians in Dialogue with Cultural Analysis and Criticism. For more information and recordings of past Earl Lectures, visit www.psr.edu.

If you are listening to the enhanced podcast version of this podcast in iTunes, Quicktime or a graphic-enabled iPod, you will see a picture of Dean Delwin Brown as well as scenes from the PSR campus.

Please join us over the course of the next three weeks as we present the entirety of Dean Delwin Brown’s lecture. Many thanks again to the Pacific School of Religion and Dean Brown for sharing this wonderful lecture with us. Remember, you can find links to PSR (http://www.psr.edu) and PSR’s Progressive Christian Witness initiative at the crossleft homepage (www.crossleft.org) and our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com. And please note that Dean Brown’s lecture is not covered by the creative commons license that covers the rest of this week’s podcast and this lecture may not be shared beyond the purposes of listening to this podcast without direct permission from the Pacific School of Religion. The lecture is Copyright © 2006 Delwin Brown and is distributed by CrossLeft with the permission of Delwin Brown and Pacific School of Religion.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Delwin Brown and PSR (mp3 podcast)

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Monday, January 30, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Jo Guldi and Will Burhans

Welcome to the podcast for the last week of January, 2006. This week we are featuring Jo Guldi, a CrossLeft Leadership Team member and Communications Director. A PhD student in History at Berkeley, Jo is a veritable force of nature for the progressive Christian movement and many of us can trace the beginning of our involvement with CrossLeft to a friendly introductory e-mail from Jo. Sliding through cyberspace with the greatest of ease, she has done so much to web together so many of us in common cause with one another, helping us all to connect and thrive in this new community. Jo recently organized the political track at the Via Media "Path to Action" conference on Progressive Christianity at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. In addition to all that’s she’s done on that front, she is a former Gates Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, and a graduate of Harvard College, has held numerous fellowships at different research institutions. Her scholarly and political articles have been published widely. She also consults for the Cambridge Security Programme and the Rockridge Institute. Raised a Methodist in Dallas, Texas, she is a member of the Episcopal church in San Francisco. Jo can be found in many places on the web (she practices saintly multi-location), but you can start at http://landscape.blogspot.com, her fascinating blog. A one-woman communications hub, you’ll hear evidence of the throngs of progressive Christians trying to get in touch with her even during today’s podcast. Jo delivers a wonderfully substantive “antimanifesto” in today’s podcast and you’ll find in her words today a synthesis and deep reflection upon, so much of the conversations that have transpired over the past few months in CrossLeft circles.

Our musician this week is again Will Burhans, who’s just released a new CD, absolutely terrific from start to finish. You can find Will and his music at http://www.revwillburhans.com. And if you seek him out, let him know that CrossLeft sent you his way. He’ll be glad to hear it.

Many thanks again, to Jo Guldi for her thoughtful words and to Will Burhans for his outstanding music. Remember, you can find links to Jo’s blog and Will’s music in the shownotes on the crossleft homepage (www.crossleft.org) and our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com. And please note that Will Burhans’ music is not covered by the creative commons license that covers the rest of this week’s podcast and Will’s song may not be shared beyond the purposes of listening to this podcast without direct permission from Will Burhans.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

CrossLeft Presents: Jo Guldi and Will Burhans (mp3 version)

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Monday, January 23, 2006

CrossLeft presents: Jarrod Cochran and Kevin Kane

Producer's note: A little experimentation this week: I've offered this week's podcast as an "enhanced podcast," which includes artwork and additional features when accessed through iTunes and/or an iPod. Please e-mail me at robbmoore@mac.com if you have trouble with this podcast and have not encountered difficulty with earlier CrossLeft podcasts. Thanks!

Welcome to the podcast for the fourth week of January, 2006. This week, we have Jarrod Cochran as our featured speaker. A CrossLeft Leadership Team member, Jarrod is a speaker, writer, activist, and loving critic of the church. An ordained minister, he serves as an associate chaplain for a local Atlanta fire department, and a volunteer chaplain for an organization that helps the homeless and poverty-stricken. Jarrod is no stranger to controversy as he speaks boldly on a myriad of issues ranging from our responsibility to the poor and oppressed to the Christ-centered response to homosexuality. Jarrod is currently working on his first book entitled Letting the Air in: Opening the Door on Closed-Minded Christianity. Jarrod is involved with several faith-based organizations and groups that are concerned with bringing together faith and social change. Jarrod is a member of, and a listed speaker for, the organization Every Church a Peace Church and has also been contacted by minister and author Dr. Tony Campolo to be part of Progressive Evangelicalism, a developing organization that will offer fellow socially progressive believers a place at the table of the religious discussion in America. Jarrod lives in the metro area of Atlanta, Georgia along with his wife Erin. Our musician this week is a personal favorite, Kevin Kane, a folk singer/songwriter from New York City. “Gabrielle” will play in its entirety following our featured speaker, Jarrod Cochran.

Many thanks again, to Jarrod Cochran for his words and to Kevin Kane for his terrific music. Remember you can find links to Jarrod’s blog and Kevin Kane (http://www.Kanesongs.com) in the shownotes on the crossleft homepage (www.crossleft.org) and our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com. And please note that Kevin’s music is not covered by the creative commons license that covers the rest of this week’s podcast and Kevin’s song may not be shared beyond the purposes of listening to this podcast without direct permission from Kevin Kane.

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Monday, January 09, 2006

CrossLeft presents: Thurman Hart and Justin Roberts

Welcome to the podcast for the second week of January, 2006, the first show of 2006. Happy New Year! This week, we have the Xpatriated Texan, Thurman Hart, as our featured speaker. Thurman teaches at both Montclair State University and the College of Staten Island. Thurman’s been an evangelical Christian his whole life, though he reports that he’s often struggled with the more common politics of that community. Today’s podcast is a call to action for both progressive Christians and an interreligious progressive moment, a call for progressives from all religious traditions to work together and work for social change. You can find Thurman in several places online, most notably at http://xpatriatedtexan.blogspot.com and http://www.theprogressivepopulist.com and you can learn more about the blogcon at http://www.progressivefaithblogcon.com.

Our musician this week is Justin Roberts, a good progressive in his own right and a multi-talented and multiple genre musician, is most widely known for his exemplary children’s music. Justin’s music has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Sesame Street Parents Magazine and Parents’ Choice, just to name a few. Presented by Justin and his band mate, Liam Davis, under their band name, “Why Not Sea Monsters,” today’s song, “No Spring Chicken” is a part of a collection of songs commissioned by Augsburg Fortress Press to present the stories of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament scriptures in song. And I’d also like to note that today’s song from its lyrics to its incredible musicianship is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard, bar none. You can find out more about Justin at http://www.justinroberts.org and you can find his Cds at a music store near you, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the iTunes Music Store. The "Why Not Sea Monsters" Cds are exclusively available at Land of Nod stores and online at CD Baby. And so, CrossLeft proudly presents this week, Thurman Hart and Justin Roberts.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

CrossLeft Presents: The Rev. Tripp Hudgins and the Rev. Tripp Hudgins

Welcome to the show for the third week of December, 2005, the last show for 2005. Surely you didn’t think we could get through the entirety of Advent without an Advent sermon. Well, this week, just in time, in fact, we have one. And we also have something of a one-man show this week as the Rev. Tripp Hudgins delivers our music and is our featured speaker. Otherwise known in the blogosphere as the AngloBaptist, Tripp is the pastor at Church of Jesus Christ, Reconciler (http://christreconciler.blogspot.com), an ecumenical congregation in Chicago, Illinois. Tripp is a Baptist minister and musician who lives with his wife and their three cats and you can find him online at www.anglobaptist.org and you can find his some of his music at http://www.oneofthegirls.net. Long story on the name, but if you get a chance, do check out the band’s website and if you find yourself in Chicago, try to make one of their shows. And for that matter, try and catch up with Tripp at the Church of Jesus Christ, Reconciler. You won’t be sorry you did. And so this week, CrossLeft proudly presents, the Rev. Tripp Hudgins and the Rev. Tripp Hudgins.

Many thanks again to Tripp for his words and his music. Remember, you can find links to Tripp’s blog and music in the shownotes on our podcast host page at http://blogspot.crossleft.com. Well, that concludes the 2005 podcast year for CrossLeft. We’ll be taking a short holiday break and will be back in the second week of January of 2006. We trust that in the interim, you will join us in our prayer that 2006 will be filled with the love and justice of our Christ and a new season of peace on earth and in the hearts of humankind. From all of us here at CrossLeft, blessings for the remainder of this Advent season, Merry Christmas and may you each have a very joyous New Year!

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

CrossLeft Presents: Cheri DiNovo and Tapestry

Welcome to the show for the second week of December, 2005. I’ve got a large file for you today, mainly because our featured speaker this week, the Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, has graciously provided us with a wonderful interview that runs close to a half hour and I just didn’t have the heart to cut it into two parts. I think you’ll see what I mean. So, I’m going to put our regular musical feature on hold this week so you can hear the interview uninterrupted. Dr. DiNovo serves as the senior minister to the Emanuel Howard Park Church in Toronto and performed North America's first legalized same sex marriage in 2001. She’s just released her first book, "Qu(e)erying Evangelism" published by The Pilgrim Press out of Berkeley looking at Derrida, theology and the lived experience of her Church. Dr. DiNovo also hosts a nationally acclaimed radio show called The Radical Reverend available on the web at www.ciut.fm, Mondays EST between 4-5PM. You can find Dr. DiNovo on the web in several spots, but the best place to start is perhaps her personal website: http://www.cheridinovo.com. We also hope this podcast will serve as your introduction to Tapestry, an incredibly interesting CBC Radio one program. You can find tapestry at http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry. And so, this week, CrossLeft proudly presents, The Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo and Tapestry.

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

CrossLeft presents: Joe G. and Yikes McGee

Welcome to the show for the first week of December, 2005. Our musician this week is Yikes McGee, a folk singer/songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland. Yikes describes his music this way on his website: Quote: I am waging war on right-wing propaganda, by using left-wing propaganda. I am driven to seek an end to the national nightmare, and a trend toward more liberal and progressive policies for peace and justice in the world. Do check out Yikes and his “protest songs for the new millennium” at http://www.yikesmcgee.com. Our featured speaker this week is Joe G. Host of the Beppe blog and the Beppe podcast. Joe describes himself as a forty-six year old in his fifth year of studies for a PhD in Social Welfare and his blog and podcast offer observations about religion and spirituality, social issues and pop culture from a Quaker and queer perspective. You can find Joe and the Beppeblog at http://beppeblog.blogspot.com and http://beppe.libsyn.com/. And so, CrossLeft proudly presents, Joe G. and Yikes McGee.

Many thanks to Yikes McGee for today’s music. Again, you can find out more about Yikes McGee and information about his music at http://www.yikesmcgee.com. You can find Joe G. and the Beppeblog and Beppecast at http://beppeblog.blogspot.com and http://beppe.libsyn.com/. You can also find these links with proper spelling and all that in our show notes on our podcast host page at crossleft.blogspot.com.

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Monday, November 28, 2005

CrossLeft Presents: Kety Esquivel and PeaceSong

Today’s show will be the first in a series that I’ll sprinkle through the shows over the coming months. We’d like to introduce you to the folks who currently form the CrossLeft Leadership Team and give you an idea of why each of us has become involved in this movement. Today’s episode will introduce you to Kety Esquivel, the Executive Director and founder of CrossLeft. Kety’s vision got this whole train moving and I speak for multitudes when I say that we’re all enormously grateful for that vision and her leadership. Our featured musician today, Mark Foley and PeaceSong, has performed for United for Peace and Justice, WESPAC, the Theatre Against War Freedom Follies and the Social Justice Ministry of the Riverside Church in New York. Mark Foley's recordings have aired on public radio nationwide. He has also performed on VH-1(MTV Networks).
And so, CrossLeft proudly presents, Kety Esquivel and PeaceSong.

Many thanks to the PeaceSong for today’s music and to Kety Esquivel for her leadership, vision and her words. You can find out more about PeaceSong, free downloadable mp3's and information about the music at http://www.peacesong.com. You can find Kety on our CrossLeft homepage at http://www.crossleft.org. You can also find these links with proper spelling and all that in our show notes on our podcast host page at http://crossleft.blogspot.com.

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

CrossLeft presents: Landon Whitsett's Ordo and Kevin Kane

Our musician this week is Kevin Kane (http://www.kanesongs.com), a folk singer/songwriter from New York City. While I’m pretty sure that Kevin wouldn’t consider himself a Christian artist, I haven’t heard a song yet that so closely matches what I imagine our Christ saying himself about the religious right’s use of him as the poster-boy for such a heartless and hate-filled set of domestic and foreign policy agendas. Kevin’s music hails back to an era of music that was more than entertainment, and risked offense with an honest and raw expression and even through healthy helpings of irony and cynicism, served a deeper calling in putting its finger on the hypocrisy inherent in the social order. There’s something in today’s song to make just about anyone uncomfortable, even us progressive Christians. Yeah, just like Jesus. I don’t know, I've just got to say I love this song and I say we need more Kevin Kane’s in this world and we certainly need more Christians who are willing to articulate the vision and spirit of a Jesus who is five foot two and doesn’t have eyes of blue. “Good Ol’ Jesus” will play in its entirety following our featured speaker, the Rev. Landon Whitsett. Living in Louisville, Kentucky, Landon is an ordained Presbyterian minister and serves as a program director of an inter-religious organization in Louisville. Landon serves as host of several interesting web initiatives, including a daily blog, theological writings, music, and podcasts all of which can be found at http://www.landonville.com. Today’s episode features the first of Landon’s ongoing series of meditations on Romans.

Many thanks to the Kevin Kane for today’s music and to the Rev. Landon Whitsett for the first in his series of meditations on Romans. You can find out more about Kevin Kane and information about his music at http://www.kanesongs.com. You can find Landon at http://www.landonville.com. You can also find these links with proper spelling and all that in our show notes on our podcast host page at crossleft.blogspot.com.

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Monday, November 14, 2005

CrossLeft presents: Dylan's Lectionary Blog

Got a great show for you today. I’m expanding our musical scope this week by including an artist that I discovered at opsound.org, a collection of open source, creative commons musicians. Our musician this week is Andrew Vavrek, a very interesting artist working in the open source movement. Vavrek’s piece, “Peace on Earth” will play in its entirety following our featured speaker, Sarah Dylan Breuer. Rooted in the Anglican tradition, Sarah hosts a wonderful and very popular blog at www.sarahlaughed.net and is already established herself as an important voice for progressive Christianity through her lectionary meditations and sermons. Her website is a terrific introduction to her compelling thought and artful discourse and Dylan is introduced there as a preacher, teacher, and thinker with a master's degree in New Testament from St. Mary's Divinity College of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and a a Ph.D. candidate in the history of early Christianity at U.C.L.A.. Her lectionary blog, which offers reflections on biblical readings for the coming Sunday in the lectionary, was recently named among "The Best Spiritual Blogs on the Internet" by Beliefnet.com. Dylan is a postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Maryland; she also serves on the board of Integrity and in the Emerging Women's Leadership Initiative's national consultation, and as president of Gathering the Next Generation (the national network of Generation Episcopalians. As a longtime U2 fan, she was pleased to contribute six meditations to the recent book Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog. In her spare time, she loves cooking, playing guitar, and questing for the perfect cup of coffee. And so, this week, CrossLeft proudly presents Sarah Dylan Breuer as she presents for us her lectionary blog for this week, Proper 28, Year A.

Many thanks to the Andrew Vavrek for today’s music and to Sarah Dylan Breuer for her lectionary meditation. You can find out more about Andrew Vavrek and information about his music at http://vavrek.com/ or http://opsound.org. You can find Dylan at http://www.sarahlaughed.net. You can also these links in our show notes on our podcast host page at crossleft.blogspot.com.

If you are a progressive Christian artist, minister or activist who’d like to be featured on the CrossLeft podcast, please e-mail me at robbmoore@mac.com.

More information about our show and CrossLeft:

Each week we’ll feature a progressive Christian minister or activist as well as a progressive Christian musician or music that is consistent with the spirit of CrossLeft, as we seek to introduce you to a diverse range of progressive Christian voices from across the country, each of whom are following a calling to articulate the progressive core of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And we fully expect there to be a diversity of opinion and belief even within our ranks, and we will endeavor to encourage and respect such diversity of thought, belief and expression as we all respond in distinctive ways to the liberating call of our savior.

CrossLeft.org is a strategic clearing-house and central hub for grassroots activism among progressive Christians. We believe that working from CrossLeft.org, we have the power to take back the way in which Christianity is perceived and interpreted. CrossLeft encourages you to ask, “What if progressive Christians, concerned about justice, responsibility, and care for the poor, could help to reframe the ongoing conversation about faith?” The Executive Director of CrossLeft, Kety Esquivel, the Leadership Team members and the members of CrossLeft.org welcome you to join us in answering this question. You can find us on the web at www.crossleft.org and we invite you to become a member and join us as we reclaim our faith and help to reframe the conversation about Christianity in the United States of America.

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

CrossLeft Presents: Gary Vance and Will Burhans

We have a great show for you today. Our musician this week is the Rev. Will Burhans, who serves as pastor of Charlotte Congregational Church, in Charlotte, Vermont. Will presents for us today his song, “What Does the Lord Require?” a beautiful interpretation of Micah 6, verse 8. Will’s song will play in its entirety following our featured speaker, The Rev. Gary Vance, pastor of Word of Life Ministries in Leona, Tennessee. Gary delivers for us an essay, "Wasn't Jesus a Liberal?" that he had published at CommonDreams.org in October of last year. Gary has had a remarkable spiritual journey within the Christian faith and the various ministries that he has shepherded are a testament to the strength of his calling to follow Christ in reaching out to the poor, to the dispossessed and to those who are crying out in our society for social justice. We’ll hear more from Gary in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned. You can find out more about Will and information about ordering his Cds at www.revwillburhans.com. You can contact Gary at gvance1@gmail.com.

Special Announcement:

This week we would especially urge you to consider joining religious leaders in California in their stand against propositions 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78 and their support of propositions 79 and 80 in the California special election on November 8. You can find out more about these propositions and sign the petition at the California religious leaders’ website: http://www.faithbasedleaders.org.

More information about our show and CrossLeft:

Each week we’ll feature a progressive Christian minister or activist and a progressive Christian musician as we seek to introduce you to a diverse range of progressive Christian voices from across the country, each of whom are following a calling to articulate the progressive core of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And we fully expect there to be a diversity of opinion and belief even within our ranks, and we will endeavor to encourage and respect such diversity of thought, belief and expression as we all respond in distinctive ways to the liberating call of our savior.

CrossLeft.org is a strategic clearing-house and central hub for grassroots activism among progressive Christians. We believe that working from CrossLeft.org, we have the power to take back the way in which Christianity is perceived and interpreted.

CrossLeft encourages you to ask, “What if progressive Christians, concerned about justice, responsibility, and care for the poor, could help to reframe the ongoing conversation about faith?”

The Executive Director of CrossLeft, Kety Esquivel, the Leadership Team members and the members of CrossLeft.org welcome you to join us in answering this question.

You can find us on the web at www.crossleft.org and we invite you to become a member and join us as we reclaim our faith and help to reframe the conversation about Christianity in the United States of America.

The CrossLeft weekly podcast is copyright by attribution- non-commercial- share alike license. You are free to use, copy, distribute, display and perform the works under the following conditions:
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