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)

mp3 version of CrossLeft podcast for the week of Jan. 29, 2006.

(for those that cannot use m4a format).

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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