Bishop John Shelby Spong talks about the Future of Christianity at Unity Institute in November 2008.
On February 15, 2011, Deepak Chopra gave an hour-long talk for Google at Mountain View to share insight from his new book, The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness. Amazingly, the full talk is on youtube.
From the youtube description:
Deepak Chopra and his son Gotham talk about their first literary collaboration, “Walking Wisdom: Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for a Happy Life,” at USC’s Bovard Auditorium on October 6, 2010. The discussion, moderated by USC dean of religious life Varun Soni, was sponsored by USC Spectrum and the USC Office of Religious Life.
I’ve been reading some great books by Brian McLaren and found these videos, which give a nice overview of his work. Basically, the church doesn’t truly follow the teachings of Jesus. There needs to be focus on the “Kingdom of God” here and now on Earth, not in the “afterlife”. This is the main teaching of Jesus that was twisted once the church became an established world power. Many problems flow from this mix-up. So, things need to change…
This is a great video for Sunday – an informative, thought-provoking and sometimes even controversial lecture by bishop John Shelby Spong. He talks about the “terrible texts” in the Bible and the atrocities performed in the name of “God,” among other things (and he isn’t boring). Good stuff indeed! Don’t miss this. [mp4 version]