Reza and G-Dog

Thursday Night at All Saints Reza Aslan author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth will be interviewed by actor Rainn Wilson.  It is part of LiveTalksLA.  It is pretty cool to have a mish mash of thinkers come together at All Saints for a talk, so I hope you can join us.

If you want to get together beforehand, some 20s30s will be having dinner at Panini Cafe at 6:30 to catch up and discuss what we know about Resa already.

Then one Sunday at 5PM there is a screening of G-Dog.  A documentary about Father Greg Boyle, the priest who founded homeboy industries.  It is part of the Awareness Film Festival being held across the westside.  Homeboy Industries does profound work for ex gang members.  They also bake bread which they used to sell on the patio on Sundays.  But now they don’t.  So we have to go down to the cafe to get our fix.  If you ever want to go down, I (josh) will get your back. Because that food is delicious!

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Some Initial Activities

We are beginning with a slew of activities, thought by members of the group, based on activities we are already doing in our lives.

We are opening ourselves up to our communities and the communities around us.

Planned recurring activities:

Vegan Dining with Christian: Try new vegan restaurant every thursday. But Christian challenges you to go full-on vegan for lent.

Small Talk, Big Ideas – meet with your parish priests to discuss books, movies, music, galleries, whatever! It’s casual.

A Night at the Movies – stop not having seen all those movies that get awards: make a resolution to see more movies.

Stairs Challenge – come out to the stairs on saturdays and train for the Los Angeles Stair Climb

Small Group – discuss a recent read with small group at someone’s home.

Gallery of the Month – visit our city’s ever-interesting range of galleries.

Inter-Faith Field Trips – We’ll visit other church’s services.

Click on the ACTIVITIES tab to see more and the CALENDAR tab to find out when these fantastic things are happening!

What Would Jesus Buy?

Now available on Netflix streaming and on DVD.

Watch it on your own time, watch it with your family, form a group and watch it together.

Questions for group discussion:

Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed by Christmas?  Which aspects of “The Season” are most stressful?  Which aspects help you experience peace?

Do you agree with Reverend Billy’s message?

What’s your reaction to the way Reverand Billy presents his message?  Is he effective?

Do you think his method overshadows his message?

Yet, how many other documentaries have you watched on this issue?

What methods in our own lives might overshadowed the message of Christ?

What measure of Chistmas austerity are you willing to take this year to make sure you experience more of the peace and less of the hustle and bustle of Christmas?