Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Best Downloads of Late


I've been wanting to do a post like this for some time. It's no secret that I'm a media junkie. I download bumph all the time: papers, music, video, games, articles, e-books, programmes - whatever. So I thought I might as well share some of the love with you, my friends (even if we haven't met yet!). So here goes, the best downloads I've enjoyed as of late in no particular order:

1) Podcast lecture by Michael Frost on "Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture" hosted by Resonate.
This lecture was timely for me - I needed encouragement. Also, Michael's
presentation is earthy, accessible, pragmatic and insightful. I laughed out loud a number of times as well. Warning: it's a hefty six-session series of about 45 minutes to 1 hour p/part!
iTunes or Dedicated site

2) Podcast discussion called the AAR Panel between Tony Jones, Scot McKnight and Diana Butler Bass on the emerging church conversation held at Azusa Pacific University last November.
This discussion is a great foundation for anyone seeking to inform themselves on this ever-pervasive phenomenon and all-important conversation. It's in two parts.
iTunes or Dedicated site (Part One)
iTunes or Dedicated site (Part Two)

3) Article by Andrew F. Walls on 'Converts or Proselytes? The crisis over conversion in the early church'.
What a wonderfully, articulate and discerning article by this author! I was so excited to read my thoughts as written by another author and to be awakened to some fresh thinking. This is revolutionary talk and would lead to that if the Church took this understanding on board.
PDF or html

4) A 60 Minutes - The Full Broadcast podcast on 'The Age of Warming'.
I thought this podcast was stereotypically tasteful, informative and well-balanced as 60 Minutes seems to always deliver. Since this issue affects us all, it's really a must to weigh in on this looming disaster - however it's been contributed to, we're in hot water and we need to do something about it!
iTunes or Dedicated site

5) The Allelon podcast 'Virtual Conversations and Monastic Islands' with avid blogger tallskinnykiwi (Andrew Jones).
This podcast conversation between Alan Roxburgh and Andrew Jones was very interesting for me because I really value the way both of these men see history - specifically the Christian traditions from which we are growing - as being vital and key in informing how we are to move forward in this (warning: textual blinging) liminal era. I particularly enjoyed Andrew's thoughts / comments on monastic traditions and all that is entailed in a lifestyle informed by those traditions.
iTunes or Dedicated site

That should keep you busy . . enjoy, and do let me know what thoughts these resources bring to light in you.

Blessings!

1 comment:

Johnny said...

Hey Shane

I'll have to check out the Mike Frost thing.

The book has had a profound effect on my thinking.

Peace & blessings

J