Friday, May 18, 2007
speaking of faith
Just learned that Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism was featured on the latest public radio program, "Speaking of Faith". I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but am looking forward to tuning in. Earlier this spring I attended a New Monasticism "School for Conversion", you can read that post here. Also, a small group of folks at Grace Cathedral read and discussed Shane's book "Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical."
Matt and I are back on the east coast for a few days to visit with family and to attend my brother's graduation from Shepherd University. Last night, my Uncle Kent took me out to one of our family's favorite spots in the Shenandoah Valley, the worker-owned collective "The Little Grill". Today, my grandmother (aka Nana) and I looked through family photographs, I was particularly glad to get a look at some really old ones from her childhood in Belleville, Pennsylvannia. There are some amusing and very serious faces in these photos of bearded Mennonite preachers. My grandfather(aka Papa) told me about his experiences in California during the Depression both in Los Angeles and San Francisco mentioning with gratitude the work of Aimee Semple McPherson and the Midnight Mission.