Sunday, February 15, 2009

The 5 Minute Talk: Community

Here is another 5 minute talk. I got some good response from the first one and I want to keep it going. I already have some requests for other talks so keep your eye open.

Peace and Love



MaryB said...

Mike - I love your use of video on your blog! You've managed to use available technology (blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to piece together the complex story of your YASC (and other) experience. You provide a terrific model for new ways of witness. Keep 'em comin'! - Mary Brennan, Mission Communication/Episcopal Church Center

mad4books said...

I'm with MaryB. Nice! (I watched it TWICE.)

I've already written your mother and asked for her spaghetti sauce & "heavy cake" recipes. If you're gonna' build community, you're gonna need some Terry Young recipes. (Her gazpacho is one of my all-time favorites.)

Keep up the good work, Mike! (Hey, tell your mom to buy a digital video camera and maybe we'll figure out how to YouTube our own five-minute talks together!)

mad4books said...

Here's something on COMMUNITY I hope you like!

"Our devotion to Jesus requires us to form interdependent relationships with people around us, and in so doing we more accurately reflect the mysterious image of the divine community--Father, Son, and Spirit. Paul reminds the church at Philippi that they must work out their salvation with fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12). The language he uses here is plural. In the South we might use the word "Y'all" to get the same effect--'work out y'all's salvation.' It is our contention that salvation is more than personal renewal; it is at best a collective experience...This angle on salvation has reframed our experience of evangelism and mission. Through practices such as caring for AIDS sufferers, feeding the homeless, protesting the wanton destruction of the environment, or welcoming newly arrived refugees, we find salvation that is closer to the shalom of Scripture. These disciplines lead us deeper into the compelling and radical ways of Jesus. As educated, wealthy North Americans, the greatest saving might come to us as we are liberated from our unholy apathy and poisonous indifference to the majesty and misery of the world that God so loves."

--Geoff Maddock in An Emergent Manifesto of Hope