May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Monday, June 4, 2007


book list from arts ministry and practicality class presentation

some of my fellow seminarians were asking for a soft-copy compiled list of the books from my powerpoint presentation in class, so rather than just emailing it around (and leaving unavailable to my non-seminary friends), i figure i'll post it here with a link from email. enjoy.

•Proverbs of Ashes – Rebecca Parker
•The Writer as an Artist – Pat Schneider
•Islam for Dummies – Malcolm Clark
•The Second Greatest Story Ever Told – Gorman Bechard
•Webmastering for Dummies
•Review my Care Through Touch materials
•The Foucault Reader – Michel Foucault
•Breathe! You Are Alive – Thich Nhat Hanh
•Parallelities – Alan Dean Foster
•Recovering the Scandal of the Cross - Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker
•A Chosen Faith: Intro to UU – John Buehrens and Forrest Church
•Structure, Style and Usage: Rhetoric and Reasoning – Hulon Willis

•The 3-Dimensional Voice – Joni Wilson
•The Early History of Heaven – J. Edward Wright
•George Lakoff – Metaphors We Live By
•Faith Without Certainty – Paul Rasor
•On Liberty – John Stuart Mill
•JPod – Douglas Coupland
•Stony the Road we Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation – Cain Hope Felder
•Set Your Voice Free – Roger Love
•Becoming Christ: Transformation through Contemplation - Brian C. Taylor
•Daily Life at the Time of Jesus - Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
•Washington and Rome: Catholicism in American Culture – James R. Kelly
•The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson

•A Testament of Hope – The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.
•Leaves of the Heaven Tree: The Great Compassion of the Buddha
•Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought - George Lakoff and Mark Johnson
•Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate – Naomi Klein
•The Coming of the Cosmic Christ – Matthew Fox
•God’s Politics – Jim Wallis
•A Marxist Looks at Jesus – Milan Machovec
•Faith of a Heretic – Walter Kaufmann
•Liberating Eschatology - Letty M. Russell and Serene Jones
•Towing Jehovah – James Morrow
•The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You – Dorothy Bryant
•Speak to Influence: How to Unlock the Hidden Power of Your Voice – Susan Berkley
•The Lotus Sutra
•Godel, Escher, Bach – Douglas Hofstadter
•Saccidananda: A Christian Approach to Advatic Experiences – Abhishiktananda et. al.
•Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
•World Without End: Christian Eschatology From A Process Perspective - Joseph A. Bracken
•The Bondage of the Will – Martin Luther

•Thinking for a Change – John C. Maxwell
•She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
•A Path with Heart – Jack Kornfield
•The New Human Revolution – Daisaku Ikeda
•Selections from Emerson
•Review Care Through Touch materials
•The Postman – David Brin
•Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity – Bruce Bawer
•The Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Satipatthna - Nyanaponika
•The Music of the Primes – Marcus du Sautoy
•The Political Realism of Reinhold Niebuhr – Colm McKeogh
•The Ancient Wisdom of Origen – John Clark Smith
•The Culture of Make-Believe – Derrick Jensen
•Dawn - Octavia Butler
•Pedagogy of the Heart – Paolo Freire
•The Souls of Black Folks – W.E.B. Du Bois

•The Man Who Loved Only Numbers – Paul Hoffman
•The Qur’an
•Tools for Speaking and Singing – Gertrude Wheeler Beckman
•Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
•Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field – Barbara Ann Brennan
•The Gospel According to America: A Meditation on a God-Blessed, Christ-Haunted Idea – David Dark
•America’s God – Mark A. Noll
•The Life of God (As Told by Himself) – Franco Ferrucci and Raymond Rosenthal
•Understanding the Bible – John Buehrens
•The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power – Joseph Murphy
•City of Quartz – Mike Davis
•There is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Lewis V. Baldwin
•Drumming at the Edge of Magic – Mickey Hart and Jay Stevens

•The Gospel According to America: A Meditation on a God-Blessed, Christ-Haunted Idea – David Dark
•America’s God – Mark A. Noll
•The Life of God (As Told by Himself) – Franco Ferrucci and Raymond Rosenthal
•Understanding the Bible – John Buehrens
•Seven Years in Tibet – Heinrich Harrer
•The New Ambidextrious Universe – Martin Gardner
•The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ – Nicolas Notovitch
•Plants of the Gods: The Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers - Richard Evans Schultes, et. al.
•Afterburn: Reflections on Burning Man – Lee Gilmore, Et. al.
•Strange Birds from Zoroaster’s Nest – Laina Farhat-Holzman
•Confuscius – The Analects
•A History of the Devil – Gerald Messadie
•Saved – From What? - Early Ashby Johnson
•After Christianity – Gianni Vattimo
•Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism – Robin W. Lovin

•The Constitution of the U.S.A.
•Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the U.S. from Washington to Kennedy
•Ishmael – Daniel Quinn
•All Men Are Brothers – Mohandas K. Gandhi
•Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa – Joan Jacobs Brumberg
•Peace is Every Step – Thich Nhat Hanh
•Planet Drum – Mickey Hart and Fredric Liebermann
•The Mystery of Quaker Light – Peter Bien
•In Search of the Christ Sophia - Jann Aldredge-Clanton
•A History of Collective Joy – Barbara Ehrenreich
•Sikhism: Its Impact – Mehervan Singh
•The Ecology of Commerce – Paul Hawken
•The Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future – Bill McKibben
•Universal Salvation: The Current Debate – Robin A. Parry
•Einstein’s God: Albert Einstein’s Quest as a Scientist and as a Jew to Replace a Forsaken God - Robert N. Goldman and Albert Einstein
•Behind the Eurocentric Veils – Clinton M. Jean

•Review Resources from Care Through Touch materials
•James Cone – The Spirituals and the Blues

•Inferno - Dante
•The Dead Sea Scriptures
•Walden & The Essay on Civil Disobedience – Thoreau
•Rome in America: Transnational Catholic Ideology from the Risorgimento to Fascism – Peter R. D’Agostino
•Great People of the Bible and How They Lived
•Bridges to Infinity: The Human Side of Mathematics
•Purgatorio - Dante
•What’s So Amazing About Grace? – Philip Yancey
•A Sound of Thunder – Ray Bradbury
•On the Road – Jack Kerouac
•Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue – Marjorie Bowen’s Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones
•Paradiso – Dante
•The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

•Footprints of a Dream: The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of all Peoples – Howard Thurman
•The Woundedland – Stephen R. Donaldson
•The Republic of Plato
•The Bhagavad-Gita
•Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
•The One Tree – Stephen R. Donaldson
•The Teaching of Buddha – Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
•The Late Great Planet Earth – Hal Lindsey
•Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse
•Uprooting Racism – Paul Kivel
•White Gold Wielder – Stephen R. Donaldson
•The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy – Kirk Byron Jones
•Love Meets the Dragons – Tom Owen-Towle and Reed Farrington
•Transformer (Lou Reed) – Victor Bokris
•The Dancing Wu Li Masters – Gary Zukav

ALSO, the name of the software I used to make that diagram for the presentation is called "Freemind" which is available from And its provided free of charge, donations appreciated however. Another piece of similar, and likely more powerful software, is called Inspiration, which costs $70, but is more powerful (than Freemind beta 0.8). For me, its overkill, since I just need something to map my mind, and the tight form of Freemind's default diagramming saves me a little time. In the parenthetical statement above, I mentioned the Freemind is a beta version. It never crashed on me, and other than needing to install a Java runtime library prior to using it, it was simple and easy to use.

lyrics: "Dance of the Mad," by Pop Will Eat Itself. Lyrics worth reading. Much of their music I don't get crazy about, but the single this song was on, which also includes "Preaching to the Perverted," has a strong upbeat vibe worth listening to, if you can find it.

colors: same as before I guess.

mood: same as before.

chant/prayer/mantra: so many books, so little time.

pax hominibus,


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