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Thursday 29 December, 02005

of the year

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:32 pm

book The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard Hays
article Kenneth Bailey/Informal Controlled Oral Tradition and the Synoptic Gospels by Kenneth Bailey, runner-up Typology: Phenomenology of the Typewriter by Richard Polt
song Bill Withers/Grandma’s Hands
album Neil Finn/One Nil, runner-up Gillian Welch/Soul Journey, biggest disappointment Beck/Guero
theologians (no girls again) Stanley Hauerwas, Wendell Berry, Richard Hays, Stephen Bachelor (atheologian, actually)
movie Garden State, runner-up Sin City
saddest day when Simon & Richie flew off to Pearth
happiest day 17/12, when Simon & Tash got married
failed project learning Russian
highlights living with Isis, getting mentoresque figures in work & religion, self-employment, getting a lappy, producing Sue Wootton’s book Hourglass, doing some sermoning, the Elections, Newswatch, doing some gummint work

(9,515 days old)

Tuesday 27 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:55 pm

Stanley Hauerwas on churchcraft
Stanley Hauerwas on abortion

I got a bit sick with diarrhea and vomiting and stuff last night and today was a pretty feeble day, mostly in bed or sitting on the deck in the sun or watching TV in Richard’s room. Kathy and Richard had it before me, they had it worse, I like to think my powerful immune system is currently smiting that bug good.

Monday 26 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:14 pm

Dorothy Sayers: The lost tools of learning
Paul Graham: Good and bad procrastination
Stanley Hauerwas profile in The Progressive

Thursday 22 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:15 am

Harold Pinter on Art, Truth, US Politics [text or video, via DJM]

Tuesday 20 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:02 pm

Evangelicals out of the box [RealAudio, via Thinknet]
A Pakeha whakapapa

Wednesday 14 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:17 am

The Guardian, down on Narnia critics [via Tim M]

Tuesday 13 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:20 pm

In an address on why he does what he does [WM audio/video], and in answer to the question, “In the context of theological education, what does patience look like?” Stanley Hauerwas said:

It means that in a world as unjust as this one, when people are dying of starvation at this moment, when cruelty exists that is unimaginable, we think we can take the time to read books, in the hope that reading those books well will make us a people capable of standing against the hunger and the cruelty that exists. How to do that, without it becoming ideology and false conciousness… there is no guarantee to avoid that, other than having people call us to account.

Stanley Hauerwas on pacifism in light of 9/11 [RA video]

Monday 12 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:06 pm

Nine job vacancies at the Greens

Friday 09 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:48 am

Said Stanley Hauerwas in Confessions of a Mennonite camp follower:

The Eucharist is not the sacrifice we make to an eternally angry God to try to buy ourselves some time; rather, the Eucharist is the good news that God would have us included in Christ’s sacrifice for the world so that the world may have an alternative to pointless and endless sacrifice.

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:43 am

Umberto Eco on Christmas and credulity [via Joel]

Thursday 08 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:07 pm

Wendell Berry: Life is a miracle

Tuesday 06 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:59 am

My brother Richard want work, yes please
Wendell Berry & pastoral theology
An interview in which Wendell Berry criticises Christianity

Monday 05 December, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:00 pm

Wendell Berry on the information economy and humility [40KB PDF]
Local typographer
One woman’s experience of the Hare Krsna movement

We’re soaking in it

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:50 pm

From Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins & L.Hunter Lovins:

A striking case study of the complexity of industrial metabolism is provided by James Womack and Daniel Jones in their book Lean Thinking, where they trace the origins and pathways of a can of English cola. The can itself is more costly and complicated to manufacture than the beverage. Bauxite is mined in Australia and trucked to a chemical reduction mill where a half-hour process purifies each ton of bauxite into a half ton of aluminium oxide. When enough of that is stockpiled, it is loaded on a giant ore carrier and sent to Sweden or Norway, where hydroelectric dams provide cheap electricity. After a monthlong journey across two oceans, it usually sits at the smelter for as long as two months. (more…)

Sunday 04 December, 02005

Blockbuster now

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:08 am

Trailer for Žižek movie [QT movie, via Gideon]