Tag Archive for: Responsibility

Downshifting

Next Step #673: Post Genocide-recognition- downshifting to use lower gears to go faster. Fr. Vazken talks about the importance of the genocide tag and some of the dangers of the designation. Comfort directed: Christian responsibility in the face of evil. Politics and the license to play with history. Philosophy, reason, God. First look at an old book: Tolstoy’s “My Religion”. Calculations for today: 4weekETB
In His Shoes Mission Statement 
Congressman Adam Schiff reads Pres. Biden’s Letter re: Genocide
Armenian Film Foundation
Survivors” by Don and Lorna Miller
Deitrich Bonhoeffer
Genocide Commemorative Concert
Leo Tolstoy, “My Religion”
We will not be erased
WD168 – this week: Post Genocide-Recognition
Ara Topouzian Stringed Tranquility
Cover photo: San Francisco Street downshifting
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Gender Revealing Revelation

Next Step #640: With the backdrop of the California wildfires and apocalyptic forecasts, Fr. Vazken gives a 2020 interpretation to the reality with a wake-up call to responsibility. Hear what the mysterious “Spyglass Lady” had to say to us today. A gender-revealing party ignites a fire and the questions that reveals so much more, including the seedless watermelon conundrum. The Feast of the Holy Cross: Finding the “Rays” of light and hope.
Zulal: Shogher Jan
Video: Beirut, You’re not alone
Middle East Council of Churches
Gender Reveal Party 
Exaltation of the Cross
Acts 2:22
Spyglass from Thoreau Museum
Cover: Blotting out the Sun, 2020 Fr. Vazken
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Box Cars

Next Step #628: Twelve years to the date of our first WEEKLY podcast: Recommitting to the ministry that brought us here. Cautions against the new fanaticism in the guise of religion – justifying hatred in the name of God. Warning: May induce vomiting. The usual scapegoats and how they’re being used this time to deflect personal responsibility. Coining the phrase “Happy Harry Syndrome” and simply expressed: iPhone+FB= The Electronic Fallacy. Reflections on celebrating anniversaries in the middle of world crisis and the pandemic. A tapestry that has been woven.
Vay Mayrik
Consecration of Dome Cross at Etchmiadzin
Flashback: Next Step #8a (China Olympics 2008)
Armodoxy YouTube Channel
Reflections, Etchmiadzin, The Archbishop’s Anniversary and a Carpet
Aunt Jemima brand is out 
Father’s Day Reflection (Joseph & Mary’s Son)
Thoughts on White Privilege
LGBTQ & DACA Supreme Court Decisions
Cover: Tempe Diner, 2012 Fr. Vazken
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Natural & Artificial Lenten Intelligence

Next Step #612: A first look at some natural intelligence that comes from the time of birth and is lost by the time we start practicing Lent. Lesson for Lent from my 3 month-old grandson. Enter artificial intelligence and deal with the latest in ethics and responsibility. The quest begins for the algorithms to contaminate AI with ethics. Not for the faint at heart or for the easily dizzied. Building a church and not finding a loan? Here are some secrets from the inner ranks.
Gor Mkhitarian – Oonaynutiun from the Spirit Album
Pontifical Academy: Artificial Intelligence
Vestments in the Armenian Church
WD168 – February 26, 2020
Lenten Journey by Fr. Vazken
Lenten “Bland” Page
40 Vegan Recipes (another bland page)
Reclaim Etchmiadzin – March 13-15, 2020
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Cover: Bubble in Avalon, 2012 Fr. Vazken
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Anthropocene: Spiritual Connections

Next Step #525: Whether you feed birds in your garden, fill up the dog dish with food or drive through the wind, you are touching the world in ways that were never imagined. Matthew 13 – the Parable of the Wheat and the weeds explained (compare: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears) to point to solutions in ourselves. Take this next step with Fr. Vazken toward relevancy – our influence and responsibility for our environment, our world and one another.
Horovel
Horovel wiki
Anthropocene TED Radio
Wheat & Weeds
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Post-Election Determinism

Next Step #440: The campaign is over, finally, and that’s about the only thing that is over. Beyond politics, some metaphysics in this post-election analysis a la Armodoxy. Connecting dots: Free Will & Determinism, Responsibility & the State, Trump & Hillary and a few more. New language: new ends for new means.
Little Willow” by Paul McCartney
Bradley Effect
Newsweek double Covers
In Memory of Harout – IHS Feed
Embracing Faith Conference
Election Results
Cover: Eaton Site 2016 by Fr. Vazken
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Inherit or Borrow: Obligation or Responsibility

Next Step #368:  Protests on the streets of Yerevan move this next step, as to spiritual/religious obligations and responsibilities to bring about change. Christ as the revolutionary, on the streets with humanity. ‪#‎ElectricYerevan‬
Photo – Water canons during Civil Rights protest (USA) and Yerevan Electric protest (Armenia)
Authentic Light Orchestra
Yerevan Electric Protest
1) http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-25/youth-protests-have-shaken-armenia-were-years-making
2) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/armenia-yerevan-protests-electric-prices-russia
3) http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/world/europe/armenias-electric-yerevan-protesters-return-to-streets-despite-arrests-and-water-blasts.html?_r=0
Anush’s Journey
Syrian Relief Message
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