Lance Somerfeld & Laura Tropp
On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on Father’s Day with two guests on the phone:
Lance Somerfeld Co-Founder of City Dad’s Group – a nation-wide network for fathers that use Meetup.com to bring together a diverse community of gatherings. These Meetups provide social interaction and support, including play dates, outings, “Dad’s nights out”, educational workshops and special events. Msgr. and Lance will talk about the founding of the first City Dad’s Group, called NYC Dad’s in 2008 and how this concept grew from a small gathering of just a few fathers to its current 9,000 participants in 28 metropolitan areas
Also on the show is, Laura Tropp, PhD Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Marymount Manhattan College and the co-editor of the recent book: “Deconstructing Dads: Changing Images of Fathers in Popular Culture.” Msgr. Sullivan and Laura will be discussing the depiction of fathers – and grandfathers – in the popular media, and how these depictions have changed over the years
Charles Russell “Rusty” Justice & Justin Reich
On this week’s broadcast JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests on training today’s workers and students for the jobs of tomorrow.
On the phone Charles Russell “Rusty” Justice Co-Founder and Managing Member of Bit Source LLC will be joining the show Bit Source LLC is a Pikeville, Kentucky based web development company located in the heart of Appalachia. Msgr. Sullivan and Rusty will be talking about his founding of “Bit Source” and how his company endeavors to tap the region’s workforce of laid off coal miners to teach them a new skill of computer coding.
Justin Reich, Executive Director of Teaching Lab Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be speaking with Monsignor about training young people to fill the jobs of the future – a field that will require we teach more creative, problem solving and communications skills in addition to the traditional skills of numeracy and language
Love your neighbor as yourself. (Mt. 22:39)
First, let’s respond to God gift of life by loving ourselves deeply so that our neighbors benefit when we respond to God’s great command to love them.
Guarantee – the world will be a better place for all of us.
…and a little child shall lead them (us). (Isaiah 11:6)
Figuring all this out can be wearying.
A little sleep usually helps; sometimes even a lot is o.k.
Letting other people in to guide our response is a good idea.
Letting other people confuse our response is a bad idea.
Knowing the difference ain’t easy….
Fire, chaos, loud noise, crowds, foreign languages –today, sadly, our first thought is destructive life-taking terror. #Pentecost2017.
Fire, chaos, loud noise, crowds, foreign languages – then, on Pentecost, it was God’s creative, life-giving spirit. #Pentecost2017.
Is there something I can do to unleash God’s spirit to change today’s narrative? #Pentecost2017.
Knowing what to open, and what to delete in today’s mis-information glut is key to discerning correctly what is really being thrown at us.
Ducking and letting others fight it out is an acceptable response – more often than we think. No response can be the best response.
At times we need to press the hold and mute buttons until we figure out the right response. Treading water has saved many a life!