Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Why did Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches split in 1054 A.D.? This video explores the political, cultural and theological issues between Eastern and Catholic faiths. For example, what is filioque and why was it important? What caused the Eastern Patriarch and the Pope to fight? All of this is covered in this video in the Great Schism of 1054.
Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. (View entire presentation here)
This funny prayer about getting old was the addendum of a short story – A hearty speech by my esteemed blog enthusiast Bruce Goodman. Bruce described the speech as a delightful grace before meals.
With the timing of a professional comedian, this diminutive “little old lady” shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of an audience filled with senior-care experts. A friend of the couple who founded Home Instead Senior Care, Mary Maxwell was asked to give the invocation at the company’s 2009 Convention. Initially it seemed like a normal prayer, but it soon took a very funny turn. Her deadpan delivery and lines like …This is the first time I’ve ever been old… and it just sort of crept up on me … had everyone rolling in the aisles. (Watch the speech here)
‘I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me as a member’
This is the first documentary I have seen about the Writer-Director Woody Allen and I was impressed by its scope, editing and video archive footage and that it achieves a good dynamic. At times the narration leaves a bit to be desired, but in a nutshell this is Woody from his stand-up career through his love life, beliefs, and into becoming the unique filmmaker he is today. (Watch documentary here)