eric bryant :: 2.16

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this week we chat with BWG* eric bryant, author of the book Peppermint-Filled Piñatas: Breaking Through Tolerance and Embracing Love, stand-up comedian, speaker, and a pastor on staff with Mosaic in Los Angeles.

from his blog ::

We live in a diverse world filled with unprecedented opportunity. There is a call to move past the barriers that stand between us and those who may be different. Eric Michael Bryant has seen tolerance shown to those who are different than us — racially, religiously, sexually, politically, economically – and believes there must be more. After all, Jesus didn’t just tolerate people; he embraced them all with love.

Using lighthearted humor, engaging personal stories, and a “party theology,” Bryant shows us how to love our neighbors and fulfill the vision Jesus had for the church from the beginning.

Whether that is through building relationships with the help of bounce houses, stand up comedy, or piñatas, followers of Christ will be inspired to actively engage the world around them.

eric shares about his time growing up in the buckle of the Bible belt, some of his ministry experiences in Seattle and LA as well as the lessons he’s learned about tolerance and love along the way.

(*see the book for more info)

related ::
eric’s website
eric on twitter
Peppermint-Filled Piñatas: Breaking Through Tolerance and Embracing Love
Peppermint-Filled Piñatas on itunes | on audible
mosaic
the origins project

music ::
fleet foxes – mykonos
shawn mcdonald – captived
steven delopoulosas – if love was a sword

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

musical interlude :: 1.12

we ran into some scheduling conflicts this week, so we offer this musical interlude for your listening pleasure.

music ::
william f. gibbs – streetfighter
mike doughty – bottom of a well
jes karper – chant down the walls
great lake swimmers – i am part of a large family
shawn mcdonald – captivated
derek webb – a king and a kingdom
john davis – i should have known
rootdown – real love
son lux – break
jukebox the ghost – good day (andrew maury remix)
thriving ivory – angels on the moon
lloyd kinsley – free at last
fleet foxes – white winter hymnal
joe pug – hymn #101
coldplay – death will never conquer

Something Beautiful :: 052208 (beta)

The initial podcast for Something Beautiful.
Jonathan and Thomas talk through their dreams and vision for the Something Beautiful Podcast.

Music by Moby, Jonah Dempcy, Fleet Foxes, Great Lake Swimmers, Flobots

Click here to view a photo of the sculpture Jonathan mentions during the podcast.