Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Essence of Indaba

Just in time for Lambeth, we have a very special BabyBluePodcast featuring an interpretive reading of the letter from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion to the bishops officially attending the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury .

Entitled The Essence of Indaba, the podcast is available for easy download from iTunes so all may have it handy in the iPods and laptops in case there's a need to review and reflect on the meaning of The Essence of Indaba or perhaps just to catch some extra shut-eye.

Beware! This is an unabridged version, so it may take several days, weeks, months - or even years - to hear the complete interpretive reading since even we keep falling asleep each time we attempt to play it and find, sadly, that we must start all over again. We do hope we may be able to finish it before we leave for Canterbury later this month.

Please note the incidental offering of a public service. If anyone is having trouble falling asleep, be it on the plane, the train, at home, or during the conference itself, we wholeheartedly recommend this podcast as an effective remedy. Teddy Bears and pillows are unfortunately not included, however we recommend here for the perfect pillow and here for the perfect Teddy.

The original text of the letter is located here.

You can click on the player above or go to iTunes and download it to your iPod or computer by clicking on the link located in the Cafe's links column to your right. The iTunes Podcast is called BabyBlueOnline. You can also click here or here.

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1662 BCP said...

I love the cartoon character, I hope the little lady will be a regular. I think it's the squint and the thumbs-up that does it. She needs a name, after all the Japanese had Tokyo Rose and I think the Germans had one as well. Since she's in blue, mind you I could be wrong as I'm color blind, perhaps we could call her Violet. After all on Keeping Up Appearances she was the sister we never saw, the one with the Mercedes and room for a pony.

1662 BCP said...

I had to make a second pot of coffee to get through the listening process. Perhaps you might warn others to not listen to this exciting document while driving or operating machinery. Indaba, look for it in the fragrance departments of finer stores. There could be a whole line of Indaba products. Just imagine the possibilities.

rivers said...

BB--I can't wait. I'll listen before my Sunday afternoon nap.

Oh, is it also available to the other high-TEC device--the cell phones being issued to all TECbishops (pre-programed with the numbers of all other TECbishops)?

rivers said...

One more thing before your trip to Lambeth. In reference to your cartoon icon, I understand that in Europe the thumbs-up gesture has a rude meaning, kind of like what the CofE just did to their anglo-catholic members.

BabyBlue said...

hmmm ... and "thumbs up" is such an American expression. sigh. Perhaps what the Lambeth Conference should do is a Quaker-style Meeting for three weeks.


1662 BCP said...

I just spoke with a friend who referred me to the information regarding these cell phones. Seems to me that when the U.S. bishops arrive they should be met by a pair of Massai Warriors in Bearskin hats who will confiscate these devices. My Father was convinced that if there were only two people in Hell they would be the guy who invented the television and the guy who invented the telephone. Whatever happened to the Marquis of Queensbury's rules?