Jonah Sermon (Audio Content)

Audio of a sermon I preached at my home congregation January 29th of this year.  The text for the morning I preach is from The Book of Jonah.  (Go to this site and type in the search Jonah).

(To download Mac Users Apple + Mouse Click, Save Link As, PC Right Click on Mouse)

Jonah Sermon

Published in: on March 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Skyepcast: Israel-Gaza (Audio Content)


Scott and I discuss the Israeli-Hamas war.  Click the link above to open a new player with the audio.  To download for Mac Users (Ctrl + Mouse), Windows users right-click Save As.

Chris’ Article Hamas: Method to the Madness
Scott’s article

Published in: on January 15, 2009 at 10:53 am  Leave a Comment  
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Skypecast: Foreign Policy into 2009 (Audio Content)

Scott and I discuss economics, the global political frame, and the future into 2009.  We begin by discussing a recent fairly grim post of mine (Happy New Year!!!) and then discuss potential creative ways out of the morass.

[Click the links below, pts1 & 2 for the audio.]



Thomas Barnett post
My apocalyptic post
James Poulos’ Uncrackables
John Robbforeign-policy1

Scott’s post/embedding of the audio (if you have trouble on mine)

Skypecast: Same-Sex Marriage (Audio Content)


Scott and I had what I think (and hope you think) was a nuanced multi-dimensional conversation on the topic of same-sex marriage.  Click the link above for the audio.

My view on Prop 8: here, here, and here.
Scott’s many takes on the subject, accessible from here (searched under Gay Marriage at his site)

Some people have told me they have trouble getting the audio off my site.  I’ve fooled with it a bunch of times, and I hope I’ve fixed the problem.  If not, the audio is also up here at Scott’s blog.

Published in: on December 3, 2008 at 10:58 pm  Comments (1)  

Sermon Christ the King (Audio Content)


Click the link above to listen to a sermon I delivered today at Canadian Memorial Church on the Feast of Christ the King.  [The wiki on the Feast here.]

Published in: on November 23, 2008 at 8:35 pm  Comments (1)  

Skypecast: Integral Politics (Audio Content)


Click the link above for a discussion of integral politics between Scott and I–the first in what we are hoping will be a series.  We had a technical glitch or two (per our usual) but is I believe worth the listen [I’m of course biased on this subject :)]

A whole mess ‘o links for those interested:

Ken Wilber:  (Basic Summary of his Model).  Video Introduction to Politics through his Philosophical Lens.
Ha Joon Chang (The Economic Developmental Piece):  Here and here.
Thomas Barnett (The Brief):  Here, here, here, and here.  Barnett’s map here:

Spiral Dynamics:  Here and Pt. 1 of an 8 part series of shorts that show each level of development (all 8 are on youtube).

Sermon 10.19 (Audio Content)

Click the link below for the sermon I delivered today at Canadian Memorial United Church.


The Biblical reading that serves as the basis for the sermon is the famous “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s/Render unto God what is God’s”.

Matthew 22:15-22

15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. 20Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ 21They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ 22When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

You can download the text of my sermon here: TextSermon10.19.

Skypecast: Canadian Post-Election Analysis (Audio Content)



Scott and I got back together after a bit of a hiatus–it was good to get back–and discuss the results of the Canadian elections. Click the two links above for our conversation.

The analysis grows out of our respective articles at Culture11 which compared how Canadian conservatives may or may not provide a blueprint for the GOP to regain power.  Scott’s article hereMine here.  I nabbed the Canadian Flag pic’d above that accompanied our articles (and that I really dug with the blue on the Maple Leaf).**

We had a slight technical glitch, which was fun, you’ll hear.

Also towards the end as we are discussing conservative commentators, (I think) I referred to Kathleen Lopez, when I meant Kathryn Jean Lopez (K-Lo) from The Corner, author of the following brilliant kernel of wisdom:

Palin didn’t need Greek columns. People react to her because they believe she represents what the Greeks established.

So while I slipped on her name, I stand by my categorization of her work.

**For the Americans, in Canada (like Britain), the left is red and the right is blue, the reverse of the US.

Skypecast: Religion-Politics (Audio Content)

I’m a little behind on posting this (I linked to it earlier), but here is the audio for the Skypecast (in two parts) between Scott and I on religion and politics, mostly in a US setting (though not exclusively so).



Links from the talk:

Norman O. Hatch: The Democratization of American Christianity
Stephen Prothero:Religious Literacy
Andrew Sullivan: The Conservative Soul
Democrats Must Learn Some Respect by Clive Crook
And the Winner Is… by Alan Wolfe

Intro and outro music Gold by Eyeamu, used with permission

Published in: on September 18, 2008 at 9:49 am  Leave a Comment  

Godcasting Part II: CJ Preaching (Audio Content)


The link above is to the audio of a sermon I preached this evening at a Eucharist celebration at my Church (Christ Church Cathedral). Recorded on my iPod with a plug-in microphone. [You’ll hear some clicks and knocks which is my hands on the podium…]

Note: You hear me read a passage from the Third Chapter of the Gospel of John. But the passage I use as the basis for my reflection and that I allude in my preaching was the first reading (which is not recorded).

That text, the one for my reflection is Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1:18-25. Which reads:

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,
‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’
20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

This sermon grew out of earlier meditations I’ve had (following James Cone) on the Cross as the Hanging Noose.