Dion's random ramblings

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Spirituality podcast 6 - 21 August 2005 - scast6.mp3 (8MB)

I have not put any sermons on this website before. I am still not sure whether this is an appropriate format for such content. However, I have had a few requests to post some sermons. Since I have been struggling to find the time to record any other content I thought I would give it a try. I would appreciate feedback and comments!

This sermon is the last sermon in a series on the 7 Churches of Revelation 2 and 3. The title of the sermon is "Not fit for consumption". It was preached at Bryanston Methodist Church in South Africa on the 21st of August 2005.

I have included the text for the sermon in MS Word format.

Church 7 not fit for comsumption srmn.doc

Download the audio here: scast6.mp3

Please post comments to: digitaldion@gmail.com

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

A great blog to take a look at

I like the fact that you check out my blog from time to time! Well done! Ha Ha!

However, here is a blog from a truly enlightened friend, Peter Woods, called Restless Rock.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Hospital, time, temperature, Tillich and Podcasts

You may be wondering what these words have in common? They are all connected in some way with the Spirituality podcast. One of the great things about being a person of faith is that one has to find ways to truly live one's faith in the midst of real life and all of the wonderful joys and challenges that brings! So, time has been something of a problem for the last few days. Hence, no recent updates! Sorry.

The first bit of GREAT news is that my daughter is out of hospital. She fell quite desperately ill with a severe infection caused by tonsilitis (of all things!). She spent two days in hospital where the capable nursing staff and doctors helped to get the infection and her fever under control. She will probably return to have her tonsils out in the next week or two. As any parent will tell you it takes a great deal of time and emotion to see a child, particularly a young one, through such an ordeal.

Further good news is that I have three hour-long lectures that I will be posting to the site as soon as I manage to edit them! The lectures were delivered by Dr Tom Cunningham (a minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, former lecturer at Rhodes University South Africa, and United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio - a graduate of Chicago University and the University of Southern Africa). The three lectures are an introduction to the theology of Paul Tillich, Dietriech Bonhoeffer and Jurgen Moltmann. So, watch this space for more!

I hope to be able to record a further podcast this weekend. So please do check back on Monday if you are interested in that. I want to take some time to discuss one or two elements of African Spirituality and the Christian faith. I hope it will be of interest to some of you.

Lastly, I am still struggling with hosting problems and bandwidth. Can you believe that there are now close to 70 people who download the podcast via iTunes, and a few more who do so via their web browser!? This however, means that I use up quite a bit of bandwidth (and it also requires quite a bit of web space to host all the MP3 files). So, if there is anyone who is able, and willing, to assist me with this (either by providing space for me to FTP the files to, or to help donate a few Rand to upgrade my bandwidth and FTP space) please contact me! I would love to hear from you! As always, you can either leave a comment on the website, or send an email to: digitaldion@gmail.com

By the way, thank you to everyone who voted for me on podcastalley.com! 5 votes! It all helps!

Many blessings,