Monday, June 30, 2008

One more reason I love the internet

Philosomatic weighs in on the recent General Assembly of the PSUSA.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I am so sorry, Saga, I didn't mean for this to happen! (can I have your bike?!)

“Spiritual Connections: Experiencing the Holy Spirit in Second Life”

You are invited to join the opening reception of the ECVA-SL art exhibition “Spiritual Connections: Experiencing the Holy Spirit in Second Life”

Sunday, June 29th
about 1:15pm PDT/SLT (or after the 12:00pm service at the Cathedral).

Look for the teleport to the exhibit room in the Conference Center once you land on Epiphany Island.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Spiritual Courage

"Courage is connected with taking risks. Jumping the Grand Canyon on a motorbike, coming over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or crossing the ocean in a rowboat are called courageous acts because people risk their lives by doing these things. But none of these daredevil acts comes from the centre of our being. They all come from the desire to test our physical limits and to become famous and popular.

"Spiritual courage is something completely different. It is following the deepest desires of our hearts at the risk of losing fame and popularity. It asks of us the willingness to lose our temporal lives in order to gain eternal life."

- Henri Nouwen

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Me, Gavin, & Nitro (meditating at the top of the DawnTreader)

My friend Nitrojeen and Sex and the City

The campus pastor at is blogging about forgettable things. Welcome to the world of blogging. My one piece of advice: never forget it's the *world wide web*

Did you hear about people who are upset because Christianity Today did a review of "Sex and The City"? CT responds.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Using Second Life, colleges create parallel universities

The Dallas Morning News reports on Second Life being used by colleges.

My Adventures in SL

I've been hanging out each day in Second Life some. I've meet some amazing people so far. And seen some amazing places. There are four faith communities that I'm exploring. The Anglican Cathedral, Koinonia Community Church, the Church of the DawnTreader, and the Goth church (which I can't remember the exact name right now.) So far only Koinonia and the Anglican Cathedral have regular worship times.

I've been asked to help with the Church of the DawnTreader. I have said yes. I don't know what all that means. I think, at first, I am just to talk with people who visit the community. I logged on this morning and there was someone exploring downstairs in the bistro and worship space (the church has worship space, a coffee bistro, a planetarium, and more!). I spoke with her for a few minutes. She seemed interested in coming back. Her SL (Second Life) profile said she was in a master-slave relationship. That is something I definitely don't experience in RL (Real Life). So it looks like SL will be interesting.

I've met people from mostly the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

In other news, I discovered a jazz dance club and this website, where you can listen to jazz music all day long. Cool!

If you want to meet me in SL, my name is Ragamuffin Klugmann.

This is me, lounging on the floor in my new home!