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Mary Oliver

The poet Mary Oliver, 79, was recently interviewed for On Being.

As part of that interview, she read five poems that were recorded, and are now available as MP3’s to stream or download!!!

We are delighted to share these poems here with you for your weekend listening pleasure…

CLICK HERE to listen to the full episode…

“Wild Geese”

(Found in the collection: Dream Work [ PRINT | KINDLE ] )

 
 
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Carol Johnston

Here is the fourth of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last month here at Englewood Christian Church.

Previously posted talks from the Slow Church conference:

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here… ]

Carol Johnston is Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis).

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David Fitch

Here is the second of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last week here at Englewood Christian Church.
*** CLICK HERE for the 1st talk that we posted, by Willie Jennings.

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here… ]

David Fitch is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary in Chicago.

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Willie Jennings

Here is the first of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last week here at Englewood Christian Church.

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here… ]

Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.

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Bill Mallonee

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I give you one of my favorite songs…
A song about love… and baseball (and the sorts of gifts and passions we have that give shape to our lives)

This song has been recorded in several different places, but this live version from 2000 is one of my favorites:

https://archive.org/download/Vol2000-04-14/DiscTwo%2Fvol2000-04-14d02t13_vbr.mp3

ALSO, for a limited time…
Bill is giving away a free MP3 of a different recording of this song

The song also appears on his 2002 album Fetal Position…
[Listen and Download here]

Bill Mallonee:
Paste Music Magazine, in a poll conducted by both writers and artists, listed Bill Mallonee as 65 in their “100 Greatest Living Songwriters Poll.” “At the end of the day, it’s about the story living under your own skin. In my work, I’ve just tried to chase that story down and put something of a frame around it for a spell.” Mallonee, (pronounced MAL-O-KNEE) the lyrical and musical source behind the late Vigilantes of Love, started playing music in Athens in the late 80’s. Bill’s deeper love for music and lyricism of artists like Dylan and Neil Young left an indelible mark on his writing and vocal delivery. “Being a son of the South, it’s hard not to be surrounded by the beauty of things fractured and incongruous…that’s the stuff of real songs… What came out was my own version of what I deeply loved in the work of those two.” [Dylan and Neil Young]

Read my review of Bill Mallonee’s
recent Jack Kerouac-themed album

You Give it all your Heart…

Lyrics:

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C.S. Lewis

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis…

C.S. Lewis’s first published book, a collection of poems entitled Spirits in Bondage, is in the public domain and has been released as a superb (and FREE) audiobook.

We are pleased today to offer this audiobook today for you to stream or download:
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Flannery O'Connor - Listen to Rare Recordings!I know many of our readers here are big fans of Flannery O’Connor…

Thus, it is with great delight that I share here these rare recordings of her reading her work!

“A Good Man is Hard to Find”
“In April of 1959–five years before her death at the age of 39 from lupus–O’Connor ventured away from her secluded family farm in Milledgeville, Georgia, to give a reading at Vanderbilt University. She read one of her most famous and unsettling stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” The audio, accessible below, is one of two known recordings of the author reading that story.



Essay: “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction”
[ Read the text of this essay here… ]

“Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. To be able to recognize a freak, you have to have some conception of the whole man, and in the South the general conception of man is still, in the main, theological. That is a large statement, and it is dangerous to make it, for almost anything you say about Southern belief can be denied in the next breath with equal propriety. But approaching the subject from the standpoint of the writer, I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted. The Southerner, who isn’t convinced of it, is very much afraid that he may have been formed in the image and likeness of God. Ghosts can be very fierce and instructive. They cast strange shadows, particularly in our literature. In any case, it is when the freak can be sensed as a figure for our essential displacement that he attains some depth in literature.”

Listen: http://bavatuesdays.com/files/audio/some_aspects_of_the_grotesque_in_southern_literature.mp3

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Free Ebooks (and More!)

January 10, 2012 — 1 Comment

 

Here’s a sampling of some of
the free stuff we give away on the ERB site…

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Download Mp3’s of
Wendell Berry reading his poetry!

Via NPR’s Speaking of Faith website…

Mp3’s of Wendell Berry reading 7 of his poems,
Including “How to be a poet”
and “The Man Born to Farming”…

DOWNLOAD these Mp3’s here.


Free Ebook:
The Church, Change and Development By Ivan Illich
Illich was among the sharpest Catholic philosophers and cocial critics of the 20th century
DOWNLOAD the ebook here…

Not familiar with Illich? (You should be…)
Download an audio recording of John McKnight telling stories about his friend Illich…


Other free goodies:

 

Today [ August 5th] is Wendell Berry’s 77th birthday!!!

Wendell Berry

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

Most of our readers know that his work is pretty important to the way we at the ERB think about both church and culture.

So, to celebrate his birthday, we’ve pulled together a bunch of reviews and other materials that we’ve run in the ERB over the last few years…

 


 

***First of all, you will want to
Download these Mp3’s of Wendell reading his poetry
!

Multimedia:

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As our Advent gift to you, we will be uploading the audio recordings from the main sessions of the “A Rooted People: Church, Place and Agriculture in an Urban World” conference. (Click here for the conference website and more info on the conference).

Click for previous installments in this series:
[ Part #1 – Ragan Sutterfield / Fred Bahnson  ]
[ Part #2 – Martin Price / Sean Gladding  ]

Talk #5 –Saturday – Morning Intro.
“The Three WHY’s” – Claudio Oliver
Claudio lives, farms and writes as part of a church community in Curitiba, Brazil.

Talk #6 – Sat. Morning Keynote
“Growing Food on Rooftops and Other Hard-to-Grow Places”
– Martin Price

Martin is the former Director of Educational Concerns For Hunger Organization (ECHO) in Ft. Myers, FL.

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