Fabric Podcast
GODFLIX: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

GODFLIX: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

August 18, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World includes everything you’d expect from an animated film about warriors and dragons. There are characters coming of age, tension between good and evil, love, loss and leaving home. But the main theme of the story is the most difficult thing most of us will ever have to do in life. Andy Jolivette will say more.

GODFLIX messages are heavy on visuals, so be sure to watch the film, find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps and find others to reflect with!

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GODFLIX: Bohemian Rhapsody

GODFLIX: Bohemian Rhapsody

August 13, 2019

Queen was one of the best selling bands of all time. Their run cut short by the AIDS related death of their eccentric genius leader, Freddie Mercury. That’s not their story, though. They weren’t rockstars above the rest of us but people like the rest of us dealing with intense lives magnified by the lens of popularity and artistic passion. The band gave us music we all love; the movie delivers lessons from life to treasure about how we can see and value each other for who we each are.

GODFLIX messages are heavy on visuals, so be sure to watch the film, find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps and find others to reflect with!

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

GODFLIX: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

GODFLIX: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

August 4, 2019

How will you know you are ready? You won’t. It is a leap of faith. 

What is it for you? Quitting a job, confronting a friend, giving tough love to your kid/spouse/parent/cousin. Maybe entering a relationship, having a child, or moving to a different state. Whatever your leap of faith is, we all need to do it, but not alone. This message from Fabric Youth Leader and Site Host Maia Dalager is inspired by Miles Morales and the other Spider-verse characters as they face failure and take the risk anyway.  Maia even started out the morning with a trust fall off of a table in front of everyone.

GODFLIX messages tend to be heavy on the visuals, so be sure to watch the film, find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps and find others to reflect with!

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Building Our City: You are a Cultural Architect

Building Our City: You are a Cultural Architect

July 29, 2019

Last week we talked about how we build our city for the better with bricks and mortar, this week we’re talking about flesh and blood. Joe Davis, poet, musician, thinker and entrepreneur is with us today and will be helping us see how we are all cultural architects; that means we all shape the lives of the people around us through our actions and relationships. What does the world you are creating look like? How can you make it happen? Got a plan? Let’s talk.

The Word Clouds from the conversation are below. Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Building Our City: What Roads & Bridges Are All About

Building Our City: What Roads & Bridges Are All About

July 21, 2019

You've likely noticed the construction on 35W, talk of the 2040 Plan, the Minnehaha Parkway Plan or the Minneapolis Public Schools Comprehensive District Design. There are a lot of changes and not everyone is happy while other people have been waiting for a looooong time for them. In this episode, Fabric-guy, Charles Carlson, who is also Director for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Projects with Metro Transit, joins us to share a bigger picture of what’s inside and behind these changes. Hint, it’s not just social policy, it’s about the 3-stranded fabric we’re all woven into.

Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Why It Matters: Because the possibilities are limitless

Why It Matters: Because the possibilities are limitless

July 14, 2019

You’ve probably told someone, or had someone tell you that you can accomplish anything you want! That’s probably not true. But since when was it all about what you could accomplish? There is a difference between what you really want and what really matters. Even getting a glimpse of God’s view of the world and your life - that above, below, around and beyond view that you’ll never fully grasp - is mindblowing. And it matters! 

Find related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Why It Matters: Because There are No Do-overs (But Always 2nd Chances)

Why It Matters: Because There are No Do-overs (But Always 2nd Chances)

July 7, 2019

You may consider it a nuance but do-overs and second chances are not the same. Do-overs require time travel and second chances don’t. Everyone wishes for a do-over of something they regret. Not enough people are willing to do what it takes to make next time different, however. Making your life matter doesn’t mean getting it all right, it’s living looking forward at what could be.

Find related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Why It Matters: Because It’s How the Universe Works

Why It Matters: Because It’s How the Universe Works

July 3, 2019

We all want our lives to matter yet we spend so much time, attention and energy on stuff that doesn’t. What if life simply does matter. What if rather than working so hard to make yourself matter you simply focused on how you already do? A big part of that is not trying to recreate the universe. It’s been done and you are part of it. Your mattering fits into how the universe matters. 

Find related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Being Fabric

Being Fabric

June 16, 2019

This episode captures framing from Greg Meyer about what it means to BE Fabric, especially as it relates to Pride Twin Cities next weekend and moves into the takeaways from groups of those gathered as a conclusion of our open space experience talking about Pride and our community's involvement as members of the queer community or allies for it. 

Find the Outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Fabric Groups

Fabric Groups

June 13, 2019

Melissa Lock, Greg Meyer, and Chris Tripolino talk about the culture of groups among the Fabric community; the essential and powerful way it's expressed in our community. 

To learn more about groups, how you can make the most of your own group, email info@fabricmpls.com with your questions!

We Get to Do This!

We Get to Do This!

June 9, 2019

Two things tend to be true about most important parts of life: they are the most work, and they are the most rewarding. Those truths proved to be true in the enormous amount of work it took to start Fabric in 2006 and tend to be true in our individual lives as well. This episode is about saying thank you to the people who have taken on a "get too!" instead of a "have to" stance and made things that matter happen. We are all the thankers and thanked. Let's celebrate this great stuff we get to do!

Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Futurescapes: Choosing Inconvenience

Futurescapes: Choosing Inconvenience

June 4, 2019

What’s wrong with convenience? Nothing, except when it gets in the way of what needs to happen. Thinking and habits can be couch potatoes leaving us stuck where we are. In this episode, Greg shares about messing with and celebrating that we can and do choose what works over what is convenient. Included in that are new names for our kids’ areas (The Pond, Splashville, H2O, River Rats and The Lounge) so they align with our identity as Fabric. Yes, it is change, and yes, that is a reason to have hope!

Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Futurescapes: Hearing Voices

Futurescapes: Hearing Voices

May 26, 2019

Who wants to go to a choral concert for which only the baritones, or mezzo sopranos show up. And while the solo contingent may get a lot of attention, even they will have to admit that the music wasn’t what it could have been. We live in a world in which some of the most beautiful voices have been missing. Many never noticed, many endured the pain of silence. Today we are starting to hear black and brown, LGBTQ, immigrant and other voices. It is disruptive but also a reason to have hope!

Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Futurescapes: Systems Thinking

Futurescapes: Systems Thinking

May 19, 2019

Science is wonderful, but there is a trap in it. That trap is the illusion that one can know all one needs to know about a thing by studying the thing. It doesn’t work that way. People from many disciplines and parts of life are realizing what our ancestors knew long ago; that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We are opening so many new doors by discovering our connectedness. Now that is a reason to have hope!

Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Futurescapes: Educating Girls

Futurescapes: Educating Girls

May 13, 2019

In case you are thinking that's an inappropriate title (especially on Mother's Day) well, if only it were. Unfortunately, there are surprising segments of society left out of the system and the repercussions are hurting us all. Annie Mason, Program Director of Elementary Teacher Education at the U of MN, spoke with Greg Meyer, to help us see the problems and the possibilities that lay within this futurescape.

Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

 

 

Futurescapes:  Making Mistakes

Futurescapes:  Making Mistakes

May 5, 2019

“Everybody makes mistakes.” How many times was that told to you to help you put something that went poorly behind you? You know the real problem with mistakes? We put them behind us. We think they are, uh, mistakes. No, they are experiences! Just like every other experience. They make us who we are and teach us what we can and might do. A bright spot on the futurescape is a newfound recognition of the value of mistakes. Now that is a reason to have hope!

Find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Futurescapes: Digital Photography

Futurescapes: Digital Photography

April 28, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, we had the privilege of welcoming acclaimed photographer Layne Kennedy to help us see the futurescape through the lens of digital photography.  Maybe that doesn't sound particularly spiritual,  but it's less a out the craft of digital photography than what it represents. Catching a shot or video on your phone has snuck up on us as film and cameras have faded away so quickly, yet almost silently, and we miss the revolution within it. What it reminds us of is less about pictures than a futurescape that could be and maybe already is. Now that is reason to have hope!

Much of the message was connected to Layne's photos. You can follow along with them here: https://www.fabricmpls.com/blog/2019/4/28/futurescapes-digital-photography-with-layne-kennedy

see the video of Layne's work here: https://vimeo.com/323834882

Find the Sunday paper and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

 

An Introduction to Futurescaping

An Introduction to Futurescaping

April 24, 2019

If Easter is announcing anything, it is that the world is wide open. Possibilities belong to those who have eyes to see them and the will to work toward them. There are many things today that may make you cynical, resigned and hopeless, but that’s not all that is happening. There are movements, ideas and inventions that will not be ignored pointing to a future big enough for our dreams. It's time to do some futurescaping.

 

the Power of Yet: Easter Sending

the Power of Yet: Easter Sending

April 22, 2019

This episode is final thoughts from Greg Meyer at the close of our Easter gathering 2019. Hope and possibility continues to abound and we find the stories surrounding Easter pushing us toward such hope and possibility. 

Find the Sunday paper and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

April 21, 2019

If Easter is announcing anything, it is that the world is wide open. Possibilities abound in a world with people who have eyes to see them and three strands worth of strength, insight, courage and persistence to make them happen! Sure, there are reasons to lose hope but there are movements, ideas and inventions that say, “Not Yet!” In this episode, Greg has a conversation with Romper the otter to explore that hope in ways that speak to everyone’s heart; young and old.

Find the Sunday paper and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!