nicholas fiedler :: 3.36

nick fiedler
nick fiedler

this week we talk with author, podcaster, blogger and hopeful skeptic, nicholas fielder. nick talks about his journey from a “christian” towards a “hopeful skeptic” and some of the lessons he’s learned along the way.

related ::

nick’s site – the hopeful skeptic
nick on twitter
nick on facebook
the hopeful skeptic
the nick and josh podcast
hope exists

music ::

sojourn – go down moses
dj haggis – day 1
jon black – gravity (don’t let me go)

tom sine :: 3.25

Tom Sine

this week we talk with tom sine, author, speaker and adjunct faculty at fuller theological seminary in seattle. he also serves as the research and hospitality guy at the mustard seed house in seattle, where he and his wife are learning to better live in community with several other friends.

we also welcome a new co-host to the something beautiful team – travis mamone. you’ll be hearing more from him in upcoming weeks.

related ::
mustard seed associates
the new conspirators
tom’s other books
tom sine on homebrewed christianity
travis mamone’s story on the podcast
coffee chats
travis’ blog

music ::
dj haggis – jamesie
shekinah – the writer’s ink
shekinah – the flood
peter la grand – when the colours die

jonathan merritt :: 3.2

Regardless of what you think about global warming, climate change and Al Gore – Jonathan Merritt says Creation Care is something we should all be concerned about.

He didn’t always believe that – but after taking a class at a conservative Southern Baptist Seminary he realized the importance of caring for the world around us and thinks you should too.

Merritt is a blogger, a faith and culture writer and founder of the Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative.

Merritt is also the author of the book, “Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet.”

related ::
jonathan’s website
jonathan on twitter
jonathan on facebook
Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet
jonathan on abolishing nuclear weapons on the huffington post
southern baptist environment and climate initiative

music ::
brian lee and his orchestra – love comes softly
proclaimers – i’m gonna be (500 miles)
dj haggis – day 1 (funkyuniverse part 1)
great lake swimmers – i am part of a large family

joy ranton pt. 2 :: 2.19

this week we continue our chat with Joy Ranton, the executive director of Daniel’s Den homeless ministry in Waxahachie, Texas. the ministry provides emergency shelter for those in need as well as housing for homeless women and married couples for up to six months while they work to rebuild their lives.

this week Joy shares more specifically about Daniel’s Den and the ministry they do for those left homeless in Ellis County.

note: don’t forget to share your thoughts, ideas, stories and insights for our 1 year anniversary show – coming up May 22nd. you can call our listener line or e-mail us your audio to be a part of the show!

related ::
joy discussing Daniel’s Den on YouTube
find out the current needs of Daniel’s Den and how you can help

music ::
dj cutler – the thomas star wars mix
dj haggis (paul t) – funky universe
bill furner – you haunt me
this is ivy league – the richest kids

steve knight :: 2.2

steve knight

this week we talk with kingdom journalist Steve Knight. Steve works for SIM International and is the resident blogger for emergent village. Steve’s passion is for telling stories and “describing the mighty works of God” (Acts 2:11). listen to how his story moved from starting an underground e-zine, to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, to SIM International.

related ::
steve’s blog
steve on twitter
drop steve an email
the west wing tweets 2, 3

music ::
paul t/dj haggis – jamesie
bright eyes – no one would riot for less

a musical interlude :: 2.1

a new year, a new season, a new musical interlude.

welcome to 2009 and welcome to season two of the something beautiful podcast. we hope you enjoy this musical special and we can’t wait to share season two of our podcast with you.

we hope you’re having a great start to a new year. a time of grace, new beginnings, and hope for what’s yet to come.

Pax Dei
– the something beautiful crew

music ::

brian lee & his orchestra – wake up
dr dog – wake up
the old believers – granny’s song
jukebox the ghost – hold it in
the welcome wagon – sold to the rich man
allen levi – every day all night long grocery store
dead heart bloom – im gonna go meet Jesus
paul t (dj haggis) – Holy Lamb
church of the beloved – come Holy Ghost
zehnder – holy God, creator of all life (C) 2004 greg zehnder & zehnder
bodies of water – water here
fleet foxes – white winter hymnal
djsiah – you can start over

a musical interlude 2 :: 1.21

I am not a DJ. I can’t beat mix. I haven’t played “live” in a long, long time. I don’t do weddings, bar mitzvahs or clubs.

I am more of a curator. For me, a curator is someone passionate about his/her chosen medium… and this passion is expressed through some form of exhibition to the world. This is my exhibition… just for you.

I am passionate about Net Labels. I consider the works available for free on labels like Earth Monkey, Aerotone, Sutemos and Serein to be some of the best music I have ever heard. Bleeding edge electronica and delicate nu folk. Dark ambient soundscapes and glitchy IDM. All there for me to consume… to enjoy… to rave about… as I often do on my blog.

It amazes me that the music available on these Net Label is available there for free. It isn’t free to produce. Quality costs. That’s what amazes me… the graciousness of the producers… that sees their music… their art… available to me to consume… for no cost to me.

This mix, if you can call it a mix (see first line), is my way of giving back. I have received the wonderful gift of music and I wish to give it away… both in the form of the mix but also in the form of links so you too can taste and see that this music is good. In doing so… I keep their gift of music moving. I keep their generosity circulating… I don’t wish to jealously keep their music to myself… its not mine to keep in that sense… instead I enthusiastically give it away.

Hopefully you will enjoy this mix and it will encourage you to check out the musicians and producers behind the individual tracks… and dig deeper into their music.


– headphonaught

music ::

IJO – Gartenn
Stidiek – Boxing for a job
Paul T (DJ Haggis) – lambs are us (bon-accord home mix)
Sleepy Town Manufacture – polygon
IJO – Xiopsi
My first trumpet – Happy Plingi
ISAN – First Date Jumble Sale (Live)
Your Hand In Mine – The Youngest One Had A Rose In His Mouth
herzog – standing like towers, in a field, in the rain
nest – kyoto
Sovacusa – Osloka (Exclusive)
DJsiah – You Can Start Over
Williamson – and then its all gone
Flutterspot – Liihko hymn
AoyomA – epilogue