Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Newspaper Articles for Digital Curation VI

These scans were procured at the Middle Georgia Archives from their microfilm collection.

These articles are on the St Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Macon, GA from the Macon Telegraph.

Please do not reuse without citing.







Newspaper Articles for Digital Curation V


These scans were procured at the Middle Georgia Archives from their microfilm collection.

These articles are on the First Baptist Church in downtown Macon, GA from the Macon Telegraph.

Please do not reuse without citing.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Newspaper Articles for Digital Curation IV

These scans were procured at the Middle Georgia Archives from their microfilm collection.

These articles are on the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Macon, GA from the Macon Telegraph.

Please do not reuse without citing.





Newspaper Articles for Digital Curation III

These scans were procured at the Middle Georgia Archives from their microfilm collection.

These articles are on the Mulberry Methodist Church in downtown Macon, GA from the Macon Telegraph.

Please do not reuse without citing.






Newspaper Articles for Digital Curation II

These scans were procured at the Middle Georgia Archives from their microfilm collection.

These articles are on the Jewish Temple in downtown Macon, GA from the Macon Telegraph.
Please do not reuse without citing.




Newspaper Articles for Digital Curation

As with the pictures I am posting scans of historic newspapers for my digital collection for class. These scans were procured at the Middle Georgia Archives from their microfilm collection.

These articles are on the two Baptist churches in downtown Macon, GA from the Macon Telegraph. Please do not reuse without citing.



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pictures for Digital Curation, Part II

Another batch of pictures.
Mulberry Street Methodist 

Mulberry Street Methodist, sign

First Presbyterian Church

Temple Beth Israel

Temple Beth Israel, front door

Monday, October 23, 2017

Pictures for Digital Curation

For my final project for my Digital Curation class I have to create a digital collection. I have decided that I will do a collection on the religious buildings in Macon, Georgia. This was inspired by the quote:
"If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, 'What's your business?' In Macon they ask, 'Where do you go to church?' In Augusta they ask your grandmother's maiden name. But in Savannah the first question people ask you is 'What would you like to drink?'" -- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.

So this post is a place holder for all the pictures I have taken for my collection. (© O. Bushey 2017)

First Baptist Church of Christ

St Joseph Catholic Chruch


St Joseph Outdoor altar

High Street Unitarian Universalist Church
First Baptist Church

St Joseph, High Altar

St Joseph, Organ and Rose Window

Friday, August 25, 2017

Random Quotes

"Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it." --Ven. Fulton Sheen

"The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." -- G. K. Chesterton, author

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored." -- Evelyn Waugh, author

“Every once in a while you just have to decide to do something very crazy and very right--just to dare yourself to live. I don't mean doing something stupid and destructive--just something fun and good and beautiful.”  -- Regina Doman, author

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Reaction to My Upcoming Last Semester

St Gemma Galgani, ora pro me
I have reached the final semester for graduate school and I approach it with mixed emotions. Relief that it is almost done, wonder at what will happen next, excited, to name a few. But I am struck with a strange sense of . . . quite honestly I don't know. It's a weird sensation in the pit of my gut that gnawing at my subconscious pushing me towards melancholy.

Tonight was the first night for one of my classes. Something was said that left me hollow and uneasy. I know in my line of occupation that there are not many who have similar beliefs or opinions as me. (Life in general feels like that) But I knew that before I hit 'submit' on my application to school. I am not saying I regret going and getting my Masters in this field - I am very glad I have. But I was face tonight with an unexpected reminder to be mortuum mundo and alive to what is good and just.

Maybe this all means that I will need a lot of prayers this up coming semester.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Random Quotes

“Have you ever noticed this - that people never answer what you say? They answer what you mean - or what they think you mean” -- Father Brown,  The Invisible Man by G. K. Chesterton

“What punishments of God are not gifts?” -- J.R.R. Tolkien

"Coffee has given me unrealistic expectations of productivity." -- Unknown

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Love Has Labels



It's been awhile since I posted any of my Youth Group talks. What follows is a rough transcript of it.
If you ever seen the ad campaign ‘Love has No Label’ put out by the Ad Council about diversity and inclusion, I’m here to tell you that is completely wrong.

It has three.

English is a beautiful expressive language that unfortunately our modern lazy usage has heap multiple meanings into one word as is the case with ‘love’.
Book cover of encyclical
Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI (who just had his 90th birthday) described love best in his encyclical, Deus Cartias Est (God is Love). A awe-inspiring title when you really think about it – God is Love. So, to explain the three labels of love Greek, one of the languages of the Bible, is used.
We have philia: this is a mutual love between friends. So when I tell Lauren and Natalie (note: these lovely ladies work with the youth group)  I love them, which I do, it is philia love.
Next, we have eros: this it is an ascending, possessive love which seeks to receive from another. This is a physical love, or a physical manifestation of love, expressed between husband and wife.
Then we have agape: this is a descending love, oblative love in which one gives oneself to another. This is a selfless love seeking out what is good for another for the sake of the other.
If eros and philia love are concerned primarily with our relationships with others than agape is concerned primarily with our relationship with God as well as each other’s relationship with God. Think about it – in the Greek translation of the New Testament agape is the most often used word for love. This reflects the distinctive aspect of Christian understanding of love. Agape is, essentially, Christian love, which should be shared with everyone no matter how we feel - love isn't just about feelings. God commanded us to love our neighbors and enemies, not to like them.
Agape requires truth to be able to express it. We must know what is right and wrong, what is good, and what is bad for us as humans. Without truth, love becomes nothing more than mere sentiment – it is empty/ no substance. It becomes distorted because it no longer bears any weight.
The hardest part about agape is that it requires us to correct our neighbor when they stumble. We have a great example of this from the Bible in Galatians where St Paul corrects St Peter when he is behaving badly. There is also St Catherine of Siena who went to Pope Gregory XI and said that the Papacy must return to Rome (the popes had been living in Avignon, France – the pope must live in Rome because he is the Bishop of Rome). Can you imagine going to the Pope and telling him - 'Hey you got to straighten up your act'? I be terrified! These actions of St. Paul and St. Catherine are not done out of malice but because both St Paul and St Catherine wanted St Peter and Pope Gregory to be better people. It’s the same as when our parents correct us, they want us to be better.
Agape, Christian love, must be placed be placed above philia and eros, even when people hate us for it.
I will end with a quote from P. Benedict from another of his encyclicals Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) : “To love someone is to desire that persons good and to take effective steps to secure it.”
On a fun note, when ever I had to say agape, I pointed to the youth director, Lauren, who would say it like Dory in Finding Nemo would say 'escape'. The kids love it and it was a good youth meeting!