Friday, November 20, 2015

Getting Lost In Our Stories Discussion (Campmeeting 2014)

Another week, another recording.  This is the continuation of last week's recording with the activity and discussion that followed our presentation.  Unfortunately the audio had some problems and many comments were not miked, so I had to cut a few really great sections that ended up unintelligible.  Most interestingly, one audience member rebuked Dale and I for continually interrupting each other.  Given that this was our first real presentation together, we had a lot to learn.  I think we improved as the week went on.

As for the activity, if you'd like to participate, sit down with some paper and writing implements (or a computer) and draw or describe the space in which you find yourself.  If you'd like, share the outcome in the comments.  Otherwise, enjoy the discussion. 

If you were part of the original discussion, thanks for your participation.  You made that week memorable.

Thanks for listening!

Getting Lost in Our Stories Discussion

Friday, November 13, 2015

Getting Lost In Our Stories (Campmeeting 2014)

In today's podcast, we explore some different ways we can relate to our stories and how that impacts on our lives.  Although we've covered these ideas in previous podcasts, this presentation allowed us to put a number of ideas together in an interactive venue.  We wonder through Gonzales, Alford and the Great Controversy asking questions like:

Why do we get lost?
What happens when we get lost?
How can we get lost in our everyday life?
How can we get lost in our stories?
What does it mean to live in a "found" way?

We're looking for our other set of recordings which hopefully have the various audience questions, but in the meantime, I cleaned up the audio as best I could.  Thanks again for listening and enjoy!  Part 2, the audience participation portion, should be available next week.

Getting Lost in Our Stories

Friday, November 6, 2015

Living with Different Stories (Campmeeting 2014)

Great news!  Over a year later, I've finally found the recordings of our "Story" series of presentations from Campmeeting 2014.  The format is quite a bit different from our usual discussions--we had a plan for what we wanted to say, rather than simply discussing questions, and we had some good audience involvement.  Although we've covered much of the content elsewhere, these recordings are very different because we're trying to connect a lot of our ideas together into a more coherent series of presentations.  I'm working on cleaning the recordings up for posting over the coming weeks.

To begin with, I was finally able to track down the recording of our Sabbath morning presentation at The Wave from Campmeeting 2014.  We had a lot of fun with this presentation.  This episode, we talk about the difficulties we face when we start with different stories, and how that has impacted Dale and I on a personal level as we have worked and traveled together.

Thanks for joining us.  Enjoy!

Living with Different Stories

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