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BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
John Palfrey

Hardback: Basic Books, 2014
Buy now: [ [easyazon_link asin=”0465042996″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Amazon[/easyazon_link] ] [ [easyazon_link asin=”B00TT1VL8Q” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Kindle[/easyazon_link] ]

Watch a lecture that the author gave on the book:

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Marilynne Robinson

This fall promises the release of [easyazon_link asin=”0374187614″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]LILA, a new novel by Marilynne Robinson[/easyazon_link],

which among many readers of the ERB, seems to be the most anticipated new release of the season.  As we all await its release, we are delighted to offer this Top 10 list of online recordings of Marilynne Robinson, which includes interviews, readings and lectures!

Don’t miss the video of her appearance with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, which ends in typical form with quite the zinger!!!

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Hope you enjoy these recordings!

#10 – Reading from GILEAD

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Wendell Berry

I stumbled this morning on this fascinating 1978 lecture by Wendell Berry, which as best I can tell has never been published in one of Berry’s books.

Description:In a discussion about language and culture, the author of [easyazon-link asin=”0871568772″ locale=”us”]The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture[/easyazon-link] argues that the deterioration of language into vague technocratic abstractions is directly responsible for our present moral, ecological and political ills.

If this lecture was timely in 1978, it is even more so today, 35 years later!!!
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There are a few rough spots is this recording (presumably due to the transfer from tape to digital), but stick with it as this lecture is well worth the time!
Listen Now:

CLICK HERE to download as an MP3 (87 MB)…

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Walter Brueggemann

Earlier this week, noted theologian and biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann gave a lecture on Sabbath at The Episcopal Church of The Redeemer in Cincinnati.


We are pleased to share this three-part lecture here…


Brueggemann’s newest book:
[easyazon-link asin=”0664239145″ locale=”us”]Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture[/easyazon-link]


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Part One:

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Doug Worgul - Thin Blue SmokeA recent lecture given at the Buechner Institute at King College (TN) by Doug Worgul, author of the superb novel:

Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel
Paperback: Burnside Books, 2012.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

Read our Review by Larry Shallenberger

A Feast Is Prepared For All That May Come

“I think a person eating alone is more alone, more lonely, than a person doing other things alone. A person alone in their car is going somewhere, that’s all. Persons walking by themselves are exercising. Good for them. People reading books or watching television alone are relaxing. Lucky them. But people who are eating alone are, well, sad. They’re the alone-ist of alone. That’s because eating is meant to be done together, with other people, not alone. I believe that’s how God made us.”

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A lecture on appropriate technology by E.F. Schumacher , the late author of

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.
Paperback: Harper, 1975.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

Part 1:

The rest of the lecture: [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]

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ERB editors Chris Smith and Brent Aldrich will be speaking at Calvin College next Monday with our friend Ragan Sutterfield:

Taking Pop Culture Back to the People:
The Church as a Catalyst of Local Culture
A Lecture in the Calvin College Pop Culture Series

3:30 PM Monday March 8, 2010
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI

Free and Open to the Public.

The effects of several centuries of individualism and several decades of globalization, have served to disconnect us from our neighbors and from the places in which we live. Brent Aldrich, Chris Smith and Ragan Sutterfield will make a case that churches, as communities of God’s people guided by the redemptive mission of God, are not only essential to the reclaiming of the identity of their specific places, but can also serve to nurture a distinctive local culture that is of the people (i.e., popular). Brent, Chris and Ragan will also share stories from our own adventures in embodying this vision of the Church – Ragan as a farmer, Brent as a visual artist and Chris as a community developer and urban naturalist.

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