Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Lt. Colin Baggs
You know, I have heard of some grads getting vehicles for graduation, but the parents are overdoing it this time!
April 25 traffic issues
Art Museum / MLK Drive (9am-1:30pm), Approx. 3,500 ppl.
Catholic League Champ. Regatta
Kelly Drive (9am-5pm), Approx. 4,000 ppl.
7th Annual Interfaith Walk for Peace
5001 Baltimore Ave to 801 S. 48th St. (2pm-6pm), Approx. 500 ppl.
babysitter needed in University City
Executive Director Position
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Andy Crouch at Biblical Seminary
Playing God: Christian Reflections on the Use and Misuse of Power
Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield
Register for this free event online.
Andy is the author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, winner of Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach, and Leadership. A senior editor at Christianity Today International, he has served as executive producer of the documentary films Where Faith and Culture Meet and Round Trip and was editorial director of the Christian Vision Project from 2005 to 2008.
Andy Crouch lecture at Biblical Seminary
Power is the inescapable counterpart of cultural creativity. Creating culture requires power; and creating culture often leads to power. Yet our ability to converse honestly and fruitfully as Christians about power is often limited. We employ inadequate synonyms like "authority," "influence," and "leadership." Or we follow much of the secular world in reducing all power to domination, seeing it as always and everywhere corrupted and corrupting. Perhaps most often, we simply avoid talking about power at all, even going so far as to pretend that power is not a reality in our communities ("We are all servant leaders here"). Our unspoken attitude toward power may be much like Christendom's attitude toward sex for the better part of a thousand years: it is best not to speak of it, if one has it one should only have the minimum amount necessary, and the holiest people have none of it.
Where can an honest account of power begin? In Genesis 1–3, where creative power is clearly present and where we also begin to discern the roots of corrupted power. I will suggest that "playing God" is both at the heart of the human corruption of power, taking the forms of the fraternal twins of idolatry and injustice, and at the heart of a hopeful, biblical reclaiming of power as creativity and freedom. In the end I hope to begin a new and better conversation about power that sets many more of the Creator's image-bearers free to be the cultivators and creators they are meant to be.
David Skeel on PBS
(On a side note, besides knowing David Skeel personally, I have the added distinction of growing up with the Senior News Director for the Newshour show, Russ Clarkson. Our high school was provided TV production equipment which is what spurred him on to his career. He was the producer and I was the cameraman.)
LGTripp Gallery Exhibitions
PAUL FABOZZI, Spectral Variants
SEONGLAN KIM BOYCE
April 30 – May 29, 2010
Artists Reception: Saturday, May 1, 4 – 6pm
First Friday: May 7, 6 – 8:30pm
LGTripp Gallery is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions of new works by Paul Fabozzi and Seonglan Kim Boyce. The artists share an underlying partiality for geometry, which results in each computing a unique approach to their distinct visual equations. This is the third solo exhibition for Fabozzi and the second solo for Boyce in Philadelphia, presented by gallery director Luella Tripp.
PAUL FABOZZI’S art was inspired by collecting data on his walks through New York City. Counting steps, measuring distance, often using a pedometer and a camera, the artist documented his walks. This became the material, the data that would inform his paintings and drawings. Lines and sets of shapes were the language the artist employed to capture his experience. In this new series, Spectral Variants, Fabozzi transitions from a calculative process to re-experiencing the process by reconfiguring and recalculating the information. The artist states, “I feel that this process is bringing me both closer to and farther away from the original walk—farther from the objective qualities of the walk perhaps, but closer to the energy of that experience”.
SEONGLAN KIM BOYCE’S retrospective in 2007 presented work spanning twenty years. Nature, its physical wonders and beauty, rhythm, power and spirit is her inspiration. Her paintings are visual expressions of the silent harmony and balance of life. The artist employs geometric elements to best express this uniformity. Obsessive attention is given to color, length and thickness of lines and spatial relationships are brought to the surface to minimize depth. Seonglan’s recent work is intuitive and without specific reference. She states, “In my painted space I’m interested in even surface, balance, immediacy, distinct colors, open space and a silent motion is at play.”
Gallery hours: Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday 12- 5pm, Thursday – Saturday 11-6pm
47 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Persian Rug for Sale
Children and Tenth
Summer Housing Available
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The family is asking that gifts in lieu of flowers be given for:
The Raemma Luck, M.D. Memorial Fund for Humanitarianism
Temple University School of Medicine
Office of Institutional Advancement
3500 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Please make checks payable to Temple University School of Medicine.
Insomnia studies at Penn
Information about the clinic is available.
Information about the research program is available.
One way to access assessment and/or treatment for insomnia is to volunteer to participate in Penn's ongoing studies about the causes and consequences of untreated insomnia and the effectiveness of current and new treatments. When you volunteer, and if you are eligible for research, your participation may benefit you in a number of ways including, at no cost, one or more of the following:
- A sleep disorders evaluation
- An overnight sleep study
- Treatment with standard or novel interventions
- Long-term followup assessments
If volunteering for research sounds of interest, please visit the website or call the study coordinator Ms. Barilla at 215.746.4384.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"1040" Screening w/ Jaeson Ma in Philadelphia
Pastoral Selection Committee Info
Here is a link to the church website that provides the documents related to the Pastoral Selection Committee. It includes the resolution to form the committee, the recommended members to serve on the committee, and the approach for the committee to take in its work.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Refrigerator for Sale
Dr. Ryken's Comments on the Capital Campaign
Throughout the capital campaign for Tenth Church —This People, This Place, at This Time—we have sought to maintain this attitude of prayer, trusting God to provide for the needs of his people, while at the same time giving him praise for all his blessings.
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Anne Davies Leaving
Outreach luncheon canceled
The next outreach luncheon will be held on May 23, from 12:40-2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall (lunch: $4/individual, $10/family).
Update on Liberia team
The good news is that they were able to get rerouted flights through Morocco. They now fly out of Liberia today and should be back in the US by tomorrow. :)
A more serious matter will have to be raised at the next Session meeting, namely the length of kissing between newly weds. My, my, my... I've given shorter pastoral prayers than what followed "You may now kiss your bride"! We might have to edit that portion of the video.
Short-term Trip Training May 2
Hope to see many of you there!