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A podcast about faith, culture, community, and life at the Bruderhof, from the editors of Plough

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A podcast about faith, culture, community, and life at the Bruderhof, from the editors of Plough

    No 54: Our Final Podcast

    No 54: Our Final Podcast

    News Year's resolutions and the final Life Together Podcast.

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    • 20 min
    No. 53: Between The Years

    No. 53: Between The Years

    A very short podcast from "Between the Years".

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    • 5 min
    No. 52: Lose Your Keyboard. Pick Up Your Pen.

    No. 52: Lose Your Keyboard. Pick Up Your Pen.

    A conversation about the virtue of handwriting, responding to listeners' questions about Bruderhof Christmas traditions and whether or not we give each other gifts, and finally some reflections on the role of Mary the mother of Jesus.

    Here are some of the links and references from this episode:

    The English Patient. Scene on writing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Rqz8x6Eos

    The Pen and the Keyboard - Mark Bauerlein (page 70 of Plough Quarterly 15)

    Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry (page 57 of Plough Quarterly 15)

    The Man Who Didn't Save The World. Peter Singer http://bit.ly/2BYIszm

    My Year of No Shopping​. Ann Patchett https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/opinion/sunday/shopping-consumerism.html?_r=0

    Dylan Thomas. A Child’s Christmas in Wales https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

    Benjamin Britten. There is no Rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBYpju2YQeo

    A Better Story: God, Sex, And Human Flourishing https://www.amazon.co.uk/Better-Story-God-Human-Flourishing-ebook/dp/B01N9HCSK2

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    • 48 min
    No. 51: "Bah," said Scrooge, "Humbug."

    No. 51: "Bah," said Scrooge, "Humbug."

    While equality in some areas has progressed, there is increased segregation when it comes to socioeconomic class. How should Christians respond in their own lives? Then, with Christmas around the corner, a conversation about Charles Dickens and his timeless classic A Christmas Carol which two of the podcasters are currently reading aloud at family breakfast every day.

    Here are some of the links and references from this episode:

    The Lines That Divide America https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/the-lines-reshaping-america/547205/

    Britain ignores social mobility at its peril https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21732102-mobility-has-become-more-important-it-has-also-become-more-difficult-promote-britain

    I resigned from the Social Mobility Commission because of the British government’s dismal record https://theconversation.com/i-resigned-from-the-social-mobility-commission-because-of-the-british-governments-dismal-record-88813

    Ex-Facebook Big: ‘You Are Being Programmed’ https://youtu.be/PMotykw0SIk?t=21m20s

    The Shepherd’s Pipe – Songs for the Holy Night https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/music/shepherds-pipe

    A Christmas Carol http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19337

    Christmas at Dingley Dell – excerpt from the Pickwick Papers https://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Text/The%20Pickwick%20Papers-%20Excerpt%20-%20Dickens.html

    The Chimes – Charles Dickens (Christmas novella) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/653

    The Cricket on the Hearth – Charles Dickens (Christmas novella) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/678

    Run, ye shepherds, to the Light – Michael Haydn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asnP05IlK1k

    Songs of Angels – Robert Shaw Chorale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGI4cqItD6U&list=PLLzFhTjLsBLnNMTw8oAK0sdhCetbxQnMO

    The Thirteen Days of Christmas https://www.amazon.com/Thirteen-Christmas-Shirley-Hughes-Overton/dp/0192735438

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    • 54 min
    No. 50: People vs. Things - A Debate

    No. 50: People vs. Things - A Debate

    Bernard, Marianne, and Peter discuss sustainable living and whether it's greed or population growth that's destroying the planet (hint: at the Bruderhof we love people). Then a conversation about the feast day of St. Lucy or Santa Lucia and associated customs, some of which Marianne finds unsavory.

    Here are some of the links and references from this episode:

    * Are the Amish right about new technology? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/03/are-the-amish-right-about-new-technology-oliver-burkeman

    * Our relentless consumption is trashing the planet https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/22/black-friday-consumption-killing-planet-growth

    * Where the small town American dream lives on https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/13/where-the-small-town-american-dream-lives-on​​

    * Who Will Take Care of the Elderly? https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/who-will-take-care-of-americas-elderly/380147/​

    * Councils may cut social care provision due to underfunding, LGA says https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/30/councils-social-care-provision-cut-warning-local-government-association

    * A Trip to St. Kilda, Scotland’s Lost Utopia in the Sea (article about prehensile toes) https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/a-trip-to-st-kilda-scotlands-lost-utopia-in-the-sea

    * More about the Kelabit people https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelabit_people

    * "Community Answers Social and Political Problems" by Eberhard Arnold https://www.plough.com/en/topics/community/communal-living/community-answers-social-and-political-problems

    * Life of Robert Southwell https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-southwell

    * New Heaven, New War by Robert Southwell https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50634/new-heaven-new-war

    * Benjamin Britten’s setting of New Heaven, New War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Tux6tixN0

    * Santa Lucia song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2-Q_ObdE-4

    * John Crist's Comedy http://www.johncristcomedy.com/

    * "Legacy of Spies" by John Le Carre http://a.co/7VrAzBA

    * "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" by John Le Carre https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spy_Who_Came_in_from_the_Cold

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    • 53 min
    No. 49: Is Civilization a Mistake?

    No. 49: Is Civilization a Mistake?

    Would we be better off if our ancestors had never started farming? Peter, Marianne, and Bernard discuss. Then a conversation about the life and witness of Alfred Delp.

    Here are some of the links and references from this episode:

    Why did we start farming? https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n23/steven-mithen/why-did-we-start-farming?utm_source=New+Daily+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=9b7809fff8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4675a5c15f-9b7809fff8-81855089

    Amish and Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/business/amish-technology.html?_r=0

    Adam told to farm https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+3%3A17-19&version=NIV

    Howard’s End by E.M. Forster https://www.amazon.com/Howards-End-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486424545

    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

    Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/business/laptops-not-during-lecture-or-meeting.html

    I58 – Refugee Relief on Lesvos i58greece.org/go/

    Lesbos conditions worsen - http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/conditions-on-lesbos-worsen-for-refugees-and-residents-a-1180209.html

    Conditions at Moria camp at Lesbos http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/moria-camp-refugees-lesvos-detention-centre-self-harming-to-escape-poor-conditions-greece-egypt-a7947976.html

    Save the Children – Rohingya Crisis http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9536117/k.9DB4/Rohingya_Crisis.htm

    Alfred Delp – The Shaking Reality of Advent https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/holidays/christmas-readings/the-shaking-reality-of-advent

    When the Time Was Fulfilled – free download https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/holidays/christmas-readings/when-the-time-was-fulfilled

    What Kind of Liberal Society Do We Want? https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/in-the-news/2037/11/28/what-kind-of-liberal-society-do-we-want-theos-annual-lecture-2017-full-text

    Soviet violinist Leonid Kogan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX3P8kZX91k

    Agatha Christie: An Autobiography https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Agatha-Christie/dp/0062204572

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

Barbeque Gibbs ,

On Point

Peter, Love the discussions you guys have! Very thought provoking topics and how Christianity comes into play on various issues.
I love to hear your brother Richard (a friend of mine and hosted me numerous times @ WoodCrest) take part in a future discussion!
I started listening a few weeks ago so I have some old episodes to catch up on, can't wait to listen to them!

RickRolled:) ,

A great perspective

Some excellent current and cultural commentary from three members of an intentional Christian community called the Bruderhof. I really enjoy listening in on their conversations. Keep up the great work!

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