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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Bob Bennett, Interview #147
Where you live:
Costa Mesa, CA (behind the OC Curtain)
What you do as a vocation or avocation?:
Your two favorite books:
Sailing Alone Around the Room
(collected poems of
His audio CD "The Best Cigarette" is a free download
Book of Common Prayer
(1928 edition with incomparable English)
Your two favorite songs:
Gloria in Excelsis
(text from the BCP, musical setting by
Birth of a Song
(Canadian, criminally unknown here in U.S.)
(Sh-h-h: Here's a
to the whole song!)
Why you are interested in spirituality?
I'm most interested in an approach to spirituality that integrates with and
affirms the necessity and blessing of physical, human existence. In other
words, not ascending somewhere beyond to get away from the here-and-
now. In my Christian faith tradition, the Incarnation of Jesus is the Big
Indicator that truth-in-theory is of little use until you hang your life,
conduct, and choices on it … until truth is, in the old parlance, "made flesh".
Your favorite quote:
"The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs."
"I prefer clarity over agreement."
Your favorite web sites:
-- Never take "no" for an answer on a "missing" web page.
-- Movie trivia is my favorite part of any listing.
-- Almost everything with variable accuracy!
I'm a "Jesus Guy", so as expected … Him!
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
How to be a better human and a better Christian while driving.
To better lose my life so I can truly find it. (Matthew 10:39)
Contrary to _everything_ our culture proclaims, it really is
all about me.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church
(Newport Beach, CA)
Blue Rock Artist and Ranch Studio
Wherever great music is being made and really listened to!
Editor's Note: Bob's web site is
Blog readers can be directed to one of Bob's songs for listening and/or download: "Altar in the Field"
Or check out Bob's songs on YouTube
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