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it’s that time of year, when all our listeners are invited to join in and help us celebrate the birth of our Savior.
thanks to everyone who joined in with a reading or sharing their Christmas thoughts, reflections and wishes!
we hope you enjoy listening and are able to share it with your family and friends this holiday season.
we look forward to many more great stories and episodes to come in 2010!
stewart cutler [twitter]stewartculter[/twitter]
greg russinger [twitter]gregrussinger[/twitter]
avril cutler [twitter]avrilcutler[/twitter]
paula spurr [twitter]cowpunkmom[/twitter]
rob griggs-taylor [twitter]robgt2[/twitter]
chad crawford [twitter]chadcrawford[/twitter]
jim bonewald [twitter]jbonewald[/twitter]
mike rusch [twitter]mikerusch[/twitter]
chris allman [twitter]chrisballman[/twitter]
thomas mathie [twitter]headphonaught[/twitter]
pastor lance spurr
jonathan blundell [twitter]jdblundell[/twitter]
& of course YOU – the listener!
it’s time for another something beautiful combo package.
we bring together the two parts of our interview with “former pastor turned trucker” Frank Schutzwohl (aka Trucker Frank). Frank talks about his life in the institutional church and how he’s found his faith outside those walls with other free-range believers.
Trucker Frank has become an inspiration as well as a bit of a celebrity after being highlighted in Tony Jones’ latest book, “The New Christians” as well as the promotional videos for the book.
if you prefer, you can still listen to the original part 1 and part 2 episodes in their entirety.
happy birthday to the something beautiful podcast!
our official “birthday” was May 24, 2008 but we’re celebrating a couple days early and over the next few weeks. so listen in as the newest member to our team, stewart, shares some of his favorite points of year one. over the next couple weeks, thomas and jonathan will do the same.
also this week we talk to brandt russo. brandt’s one of those guys who tends to take the things Jesus says — literally — especially those parts about loving the poor and selling all your possessions so you can give more to the poor.
only a few years ago, brandt decided to take Jesus at his word and sold all his goods and moved onto the streets caring for the homeless and the poor. since then he’s been featured in the ordinary radicals (jamie moffett’s movie), started his own t-shirt company (can’t ignore the poor) to help benefit the poor and is working on his own documentary recounting his year of living on the streets and the plight of the poor and homeless.
this week we hope you’ll enjoy a break from the norm (if there is such a thing). we’ve put together what we believe to be a steller collection of music and reflections from our listeners around the world. it is a true Advent Christmas Extravaganza.
thanks so much to everyone who participated in the process and submitted Scripture readings and reflections!
stewart cutler family
thomas mathie (for getting all the UK organized :-))
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.