Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
This week I'm starting with Mary's words from Luke 1:54-55, "He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”
What promises of God make it necessary for God to enter humankind and become flesh and blood?
FLESH & BLOOD • Part 1
To Keep His Promise
Luke 1:54-55; Genesis 3:15
O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee to-night.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Click on image for full-size view.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
As part of the Fitzgerald Theater’s Centennial Season Minnesota Public Radio has commissioned a new theater piece from storyteller Kevin Kling and Theater Latté Da director Peter Rothstein; “Scarecrow on Fire” will premiere at the Fitzgerald Theater on Friday, November 26th at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 27th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November, 28th at 2:00 p.m.
The show will be a hilarious, heartfelt, and sometimes haunting set of tales rekindling the trilogy of Brains, Heart and Courage. It's the Oz story picked up by Kevin Kling where the original tale left off, and told with music, theatrics and a backdrop of silent-era Oz movies. The audience will reunite with Dorothy at points in her life as her Oz friends stay in touch over the decades.
Tickets are available for $25.00. There will be an additional $2.50 facility fee added to the price of each ticket. Minnesota Public Radio members receive a discount.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Peter Kreeft has a wonderful little book that imagines a Socratic conversation among the three after they have crossed the threshold of death. Kennedy speaks from a modern humanist perspective, Lewis as a Christian theist, and Huxley as an advocate of Eastern pantheism.
C. S. Lewis—one week shy of his 65th birthday—collapsed and died at 5:30 PM (GMT) at his residence at The Kilns, outside Oxford, England.
Two hours later, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX, pronounced dead at 1:21 PM (CST). He was only 46 years old.
Exactly six hours later, Aldous Huxley, the English writer and author of Brave New World, died at 5:21 PM (PST) in Los Angeles. He was 69.Book Recommendation:
Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley
by Peter Kreeft
Thursday, November 04, 2010
St. Paul musician Peter Karman isn't shy about heaping praise on his favorite group in the world right now, the Cactus Blossoms. Peter says the brotherly duo incorporates exquisite Louvin Brother-style harmonies in its original songs and resurrects the sound of 1950s AM radio.
The boys will be playing at the 331 Club during happy hour on Monday, November 8th, 6:00-7:00pm. It's a nice opportunity to hear them without having to stay out late. Glen Hanson and the Roe Family Singers are also playing later that night.
THIS JUST IN:
The Cactus Blossoms will also be playing a free show with Pop Wagner and his brother Bodie on Sunday night, November 8th, 8:00-10:00pm at The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Avenue,St. Paul MN 55104. That should be a really fun show!