February 4, 2012

Link Dump: February 4, 2012

Rondall Reynoso

I am adapting this idea from another blog I saw. I share several links, quotes, and images each week on my Facebook page. They are typically things that I find interesting or fun and I view as worth sharing. However, I also keep my Facebook private (Not my art Facebook page you can always follow me there). As a result I have decided to do what I will call a Link Dump. This will hopefully happen weekly but the idea is to go back over my recent history of shares on Facebook and also share those ‘compelling’ items here as well. So here goes my first Link Dump.

This is a great article from Matthew Paul Turner’s blog by Guest poster Stephen, brother of the now infamous Andrew who has been at the center of the most recent Mark Driscoll/ Mars Hill church discipline controversy. GUEST POST: ON FAITH, PERFECTION, AND CONTROL (WHY ANDREW’S STORY MATTERS TO ME)



This is an interesting rumination on the issue of modesty which is so important in so many churches and so often poorly handled. SOME [MORE] THOUGHTS ON MODESTY.


This in the blog post that got me looking at the blogs that lead to the two posts above. I first saw it posted by a friend an former colleague for whom I have a great deal of respect. WHY THE CHURCH NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND LISTEN… (A GUEST POST)



“Regressive Republicans pretend they’re about opportunity. In reality they’re back at what they’ve been doing for years — promoting Social Darwinism.” The GOP’s “entitlement society” myth:Newt and Mitt blame our economic woes on the use of food stamps and unemployment insurance. They have it backwards.

“Christ wears ‘two shoes’ in the world: Scripture and nature. Both are necessary to understand the Lord, and at no stage can creation be seen as a separation of things from God.”
– John Scotus Eriugena

“Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

“Loyalty that hides problematic conduct is a false loyalty, for it elevates reputation over reality, and esteems image over character. Though we may believe we are acting to protect the institution, in reality we do the institution and individuals far greater damage …” – Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame

This is an interesting article considering the national discussion right now and also considering some similar tendencies within some parts of Protestantism. A Mormon church in need of reform.

Zelda Nerds (aka my kids) will love this.

I also posted a link to the film about my father. Here is the trailer.

Cruz Reynoso – Sowing the Seeds Of Justice – TRAILER from Ginzberg Productions on Vimeo.

Rondall Reynoso

Rondall is an artist, scholar, and speaker. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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  • Boy I sure would like to be able to see the whole film on your father. I only met him a few times when I was a kid. Even in my youth as an arrogant, loud-mouthed, know-it-all, I knew that he was a great, kind man. I remember one time he even gave me a ride to school because I had missed the bus. I really can’t recall what we talked about. I just remember that during that ride he didn’t give me any shit for having weird hair or clothes. He wasn’t judgemental in any way, as most adults, including my parents, were to me at that time in my life.

    You’re very lucky to have such a strong family history. You are part of a legacy that you can be proud of. Just having any sort of legacy/history at all is something I have always been very envious of.

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