Archive for October 26, 2012

Musica Obscura

Posted: October 26, 2012 by reviveleeds in Music, revive
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Dan Norton’s dad remixed one of our songs before we’d even recorded it – bet you didn’t know that!

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A blast from the past…

Posted: October 26, 2012 by reviveleeds in Music, revive
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Sadly, the CD from the launch of revive’s first ‘proper’ album has gone the way of all rewritable media, but I’ve managed to salvage one track from it…

Challenging wisdom from Brian McLaren

Posted: October 26, 2012 by reviveleeds in Quotes
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…what we call the secular is actually the realm or¬†domain of the Spirit. The secular – literally meaning the world, the realm outside of church control – isn’t profane. Rather, properly understood, it is sacred because the Spirirt is and always has been active there, evoking light from darkness, order from chaos,fullness from void, life from lifelessness…

If the secular is sacred, that means that the Spirit is at work in what we call secular work in the secular world… So the scientist studying interstellar¬† dust is investigating the domain of the Spirit, and the Spirit gently ‘hovers’ over her neurons as they fire a hypothesis into being. The same is true of a paleontologist excavating a fossil, an executive developing a marketing plan, a stonemason fashioning a chimney, a father changing a [nappy], a mother planning a vacation, an engineer designing a solar panel and a bookkeeper wrestling with a budget. And that’s as true for a Muslim astronomer, a Buddhist paleontologist, a Sikh executive, a Hindu stonemason, a Jewish father, a Jain mother and an arheist engineer as it is for a Christian theologian. What may differ is not the presence and benevolence of the Spirit, but the awareness and responsiveness of the individual.

From Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road?, p141