Archives for March 2011

March 2011 Fourth Sunday Gathering

Our March 27 gathering included a presentation by Karen and Chuck titled: “2012: Getting Serious About Consciousness” and then a viewing of the movie 2012 The Odyssey. This video is a record of the presentation and discussion.

Jim Rigby discusses Protestants and Presbyterians

Jim Rigby is Pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin and is a leading progressive thinker in the Mission Presbytery of Texas and in the Presbyterian Church nationally. He has also survived two, what some have called, heresy trials and is currently being investigated and adjudicated for allowing an Atheist seeker to join his church. In short, he is a trouble maker. And a great one. He calls the church to walk the walk, while the powers that be seem determined to just talk themselves into more and more…………..well, hypocrisy crouched as protecting the integrity of the Church.

You will find this a very challenging interview, regardless of your formal religious affiliation. It is a hi-res telescope which focuses the conflict in Protestantism between worship of the past and embrace of a much different future, which Karen and I understand to be a totally New Reformation. And you can be absolutely certain that the Church, as it did in the First Reformation, will fight till the end to focus on the past and reject the future…..until……as they say, change happens one funeral at a time.

Bee Pedersen and Promises

Bee Pedersen, a global world citizen, has launched her next novel, Promises. This novel deals with multiple dimensions and themes and has a spiritual side that is remarkable. In this interview, Bee reveals some of the experiences and thoughts that have shaped her work and world view. She does so in an open and very gentle manner that draws the viewer into her world and her brilliance. We think this is a very powerful interview with a woman who has a lot to say in her stories and is very much worth paying attention to.

Fourth Sunday in Austin for February 2011

Chuck and Karen lead the group in meditation, presentation and discussion on the topic of “Creating a Positive Vision for the Future”. This discussion centers on our need and opportunity to remain calm and focused during this time of The Crazy. We validate the reason for this action and suggest several ways each can participate and the value and benefits for creating a real positive vision for the future that is hurtling at us like the cannonball express!