SLW! eNews #41 – Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
Posted February 2, 2015on:
Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? is an expanding, free collection of alternative resources for Lent/Holy/Week/Easter. (It gets its name, of course, from Alternatives’ best known annual resource for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?”)
This year it features ten lenten blogs by author, speaker, workshop leader Susan Vogt. Susan is also our interviewee on both episodes of SLW! Podcast this month. Get to know her in Part One. Part Two, released Feb. 15, focuses on alternative Lenten practices.
Part of my own lenten discipline this year is to be intentional about highlighting resources from “Who’s Risen?” on a daily basis through social media. If you’d like a gentle reminder, follow me on Twitter and Linked-In. The reminders will, appropriately, center around the Alternatives’ resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark) — reflections, family activities and a daily calendar/journal.
- Learning the Cost of Discipleship
- Learning to Live by God’s Truth
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- Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – February
- Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index
- SLW! Podcast Episodes #36-37 — Duane Elgin // Duane on SLW! Voluntary Simplicity: Lifestyle of the Future? // His professional website: GreatTransitionStories.org // His personal site: DuaneElgin.com: About • Speaking • Great Transition Stories • Articles • Blog • Videos • Audio Files • Books • Contact // His writings there on Sustainability and Simplicity || Champion of Simple Living Today
- Highlights of SLW! 2014 Annual Report // Interviews of Champions of Simple Living Today will intensify in 2015. New Services include ‘SLW! Recommends’ Literacy Service and Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites.
- Authentic Happiness in a Consumer Culture by Annie Leonard, Founder of The Story of Stuff Project, now Executive Director of GreenPeaceUSA, and Sarah van Gelder, Editor of YES! Magazine. Explore the meaning of real happiness rather than the empty happiness produced by a consumer culture that devalues interpersonal relationships in favor of “stuff” and leaves the Earth broken and full of trash. Media and Consumer Capitalism: Justin Lewis’ podcast, book and DVD
- Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions: THANKS to Duane Elgin for putting me onto some of the above. Don’t miss my recent podcast interview with Duane.
- Having an Epiphany for New Years — Epiphany season: Jan. 6 till the beginning of Lent on Ash Wed., Feb. 18 this year || New Year New Daily Inspiration Calendar
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