Week of March 21, 2010
A wunderkammer of discoveries, compiled by Comment and illuminated for our readers' edification and entertainment. We do not necessarily endorse the external content below.
Interested in the economic crisis but unable to make it to Vancouver? Cardus and Regent College are offering an innovative way to participate in the upcoming conference God and the Global Economy: Video Web Streaming. By registering as a web participant in the conference you will be able to watch the discussion live and ask the speakers the questions that matter to you or, alternatively, delay the conference until it suits your timezone.
. . . Something interesting is going on at Saint Benedict's Table, a 2004 church plant in Winnipeg. It's a congregation chock-full of artists, from musician Steve Bell to artists like Comment friends Suzanne Pringle and Bramwell Ryan. They've just sent us a review copy of a fabulous new book and CD, Beautiful Mercy: A Book of Hours. "It is shaped around the seven seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Ordinary Time) and the seven hours or times of prayer (Vigils, Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline) observed in the monastic tradition. In total there are 49 sections that offer timeless reflection and entry points to the book during any season of the year. While the book is a good devotional resource it also stands on its own as a thing of beauty and as a celebration of artists and writers in our community."
. . . Readers around Falls Church, Virginia should mark April 16-18 on their calendars. Art Music Justice will feature Jars of Clay, Sara Groves, Charlie Peacock, and others. Explore the call to seek justice through great concerts and 16 in-depth workshops.
. . . Check out samples from a new CD by Hamilton minstrel Peter Tigchelaar, Gracious Window. The CD is available for local pickup or online purchase.
. . . Finally, a recap of the latest from the blossoming space Cardus After Hours: "More Web Thinker Thoughts" by Milton last Friday; another hat-tip to Indexed, "The PhD Cycle," by Robert on Wednesday; and waxing about CBC Radio 3 from Christina yesterday.