Showing posts from October, 2009

[Hold:: this space] has a new look

One of the people who I am linked with via the YouthMultiMedia group on Yahoo is Cheryl Lawrie, an artist / minster / creative thinker / writer / poet etc etc based in Melbourne, Australia. Her blog and website have been redesigned and put in a new location - if you've saved this to favourites in the past, you'll need to reset your link to this on [Hold::this space] The site is beautiful, and as a place to share her insights and ideas it works well. Go take a look and see espcially how Church, the arts and public spaces might come together in profound ways.

The wrong questions at the wrong time

Last night the BBC chose to include Nick Griffin, leader of the far-right British National party, in it's weekly politics panel discussion “Question Time”. I guess it's the watercooler subject today, and I wanted to comment on it too. I thought Griffin did pretty much what any of us might have expected, he dodged difficult questions, smirked, and gave a far less than impressive performance. If the problem were him alone we'd have little to worry about. A man who can make amazing statements, like the one about the leader of a Ku Klux Klan group that was “an almost totally non-violent”is a joke. Isn't that like “Almost a virgin”, or “almost sterile”? After the show, on the “This Week” programme Kelvin Mackenzie said "I've never seen a television show in which you felt your stomach turning over. The guy was basically lying his head off to create an image that he was basically a conservative who just had very strong views about immigration." Given th

Def Jam Poetry - Daniel Beaty "Knock Knock"

Well, I hope you are in a place to sit for a moment at think after watching this. He's a very powerful performance poet, and I was moved by hearing this. Grace and peace.