So FLo FLoods and the Bahamian Relief Screenings taking place throughout South Florida have many Anglican connections as mentioned in our last blog: About the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion, and the Bahamas. Since then we’ve had Bahamians who have asked if they could show the film to their family in the Bahamas. We've said, "Yes, of course!" and provided a link to the film, which we are very happy to do for any that want to see it in the Bahamas.
By Steve Richards
The Episcopal Church is a United States based member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which began nearly 500 years ago when Henry VIII decided that, as much as he loved the Roman Catholic Church, he valued a divorce even more. Why? It’s a long story, but basically he wanted an heir and Ann Boleyn was the girl he thought could give him one. In the end, Ann lost her head and the church in Rome lost England.
So FLo FLoods Bahamian Relief Screening & Streaming In Conjunction with Episcopal Churches Throughout South Florida - Friday September 27th at 7 PM
Most documentaries – most films for that matter – have a difficult time seeing the light of day. Few crack the awareness of most audiences. Even big budget films with large scale theatrical releases and marketing budgets have a difficult time cracking the awareness of most people.
Little documentaries like So FLo FLoods have an exceedingly difficult time getting anywhere. Most try the film festival route and hope they have enough to catch the eye of a distributor, who if they decide to distribute a film basically control the film from that point onward.
TheoEco is reaching out to high school students in the So FLo FLoods locales to create essays, artworks, exhibits, and explorations of topics in the film related to art, economics, environmental activism, history, STEM, and writing...
Chapter 8 - Other Structures
In addition to housing, there was a lot of other building going on back in the day of the Gospels. Synagogues, tombs, prisons, barns – there’s quite a list.
Along with agriculture, textiles, and, what we might term today, light industry, it appears that construction was the chief component of economic activity.
Again, not so different from today.
One might think Trump would be well represented in these passages given his profession as a builder – and indeed he is...
We are preparing for the Kendall premiere of So Flo Floods on Wednesday, August 7th, at 5:30 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church, in conjunction with the Ladies of St. Luke's who will be preparing a lovely tea for all. Suggested contributions are $10 which go in equal measure to support St. Luke’s and TheoEco Institute.
The first people we met in Nepal were Amit Nepali and his father, the Reverend Shyam Nepali. The introduction was through the Anglican Church in Singapore and we have been blessed since to have Amit – and the rest of his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in the church – in our corner.
That was in the fall of 2015 shortly after the monsoons and the mega-quakes that the country experienced that spring.
We quickly learned about Amit’s musical talent as a singer, composer, guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, and more, as well as about the Jubal Music Ministry. We are still flabbergasted at the sheer fruitfulness. At the time he already had recorded more than 200 songs and was well on his way to completing the entire Nepali hymnal. Talk about prolific!
Turned out that Amit was much more than a tremendous musician and devoted Christian, however.
The Nepali Christian community loves to sing. Music is fundamental to traditional Nepali society and the Christians infuse lots of music into all their services. It is not unusual for a Saturday service (Sundays are work days in Nepal) to go three hours with the first hour dedicated to worship music. To experience this for yourself see our mini-documentary Sunday School on Saturday where you’ll meet Amit Nepali and the rest of the Golgotha Church musicians.