Friday, February 22, 2008

Too Much Noise?


Just listen. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. You see, we live in a loud world, and often God speaks quietly." Maggie & Duffy Robbins, Enjoy the Silence




Turn That Noise Off
(The Economist) Music has the power to delight the listener, improve well-being, and uplift the soul. But sounds have more malign uses too. The beauty of the music produced by the Sirens of ancient Greek legend drew unwary sailors to their doom on the rocks. And in Britain calls have been made to ban the use of the Mosquito, a high-pitched-noise generator that is used to disperse groups of unruly teenagers from congregating points such as shopping centres and housing estates. Campaigners say it's unfair to subject the young to a discomforting sound that only they can detect -- older ears are no longer sensitive enough to detect the Mosquito's din....
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>Timely resources for further reading, listening, & viewing:
[] NOOMA - Noise 005 (DVD) with Rob Bell
[] Let's Make a Joyful Noise: Celebrating Psalm 100 by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Amy June Bates (coming this March)
[] Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus by Mark Yaconelli (foreword by Anne Lamott)
[] Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry by Mark Yaconelli
[] Soul Shaper: Exploring Spirituality and Contemplative Practices in Youth Ministry by Tony Jones
[] Enjoy the Silence: A 30-Day Experiment in Listening to God by Maggie & Duffy Robbins
[] Into God's Presence: Listening to God through Prayer and Meditation by Liz Babbs
[] The Book of Uncommon Prayer: Contemplative and Celebratory Prayers and Worship Services for Youth Ministry (includes music CD) by Steven Case
[] The Book of Uncommon Prayer 2 Prayers and Worship Services for Youth Ministry (includes music CD) by Steven Case
[] C. S. Lewis Readings for Meditations by C. S. Lewis
[] Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditations on Psalms, edited by Edwin H. Robertson


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