Cultural Artifacts

what is postmodernism?

Nathan & Justin created an 18 minute exploration of “postmodernism” in which they interview an architect, a graphic designer, a pastor and a cafe owner.  Really well done and worth taking a peek at.

Peace, dwight



Frank Schaeffer – Crazy for God

Rachel Maddow talks to Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy For God, about why a good deal of conservative Christians when polled said they weren’t sure President Obama was the anti-Christ.



rhythm of puget sound

Joshua Longbrake is a brilliant photographer.  I recently came across a time-lapse piece he created while sitting in a meeting on the 4th floor of MHGS.  Joshua writes, “There’s something sacred and beautiful about combining the fast and the slow.”

Here is one of his photographs I recently added to my collection.

peace, dwight


comedian “exegetes” genesis 1-3

British comedian Ricky Gervais takes a look at the creation account. I think this is worth viewing, it is unimaginable 50 years ago. View video here.

peace, dwight



job . . . goon bible

 

YouTube does Job.

peace, dwight



canada day

In tribute of my home and native land . . . happy birthday Canada. I invite you to view Conan.

peace, dwight



living with new media/technologies

 

I saw the “medieval tech support” video on YouTube the other day, and it reminded me of Marshall McLuhan’s work and the excellent recent book by Shane Hipps, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church. 

peace, dwight 



medieval tech support

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gospel in a hyper-connective prosumer village

Media history – media future If the medium and the message are intrinsically linked what might the gospel look like in our connective world? peace, dwight



Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

Over the weekend Lynette, Pascal and I visited a Mennonite church, and I was undone by a hymn we sang together. Here it is:

 

Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

 

Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I might have the grace to let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey; we are trav’lers on the road.
We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you in the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping, when you laugh I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to god in heaven, we shall find such harmony,
born of all we’ve known together of Christ’s love and agony.

Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I might have the grace to let you be my servant, too.

Peace, dwight