Weekend Bonus – N’Dependence

In the spirit of the holiday weekend, I thought I might share a live public address that I gave several years ago at Lifelink Memphis about the role of dependence and independence in the lives of spiritual people.

Considering that it is me, jokes are provided but it’s not really comedy. It’s long, about 45 minutes, and I’m still trying to figure out how to make it downloadable, so it’s sort of stuck to this page. Sorry.

I use some strong language, offensive to atheists and churchy types alike, as I take to task the hypocritical christian culture that confuses so many with marketing and formulas and thick layers of artificiality, so be warned.

Due to a possibly slumbering sound tech, it starts in the middle of sentence but I think it will be alright.

This is it here:

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Happy Saturday,.

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24 Responses to Weekend Bonus – N’Dependence

  1. Greeneyezz says:

    Interesting. It wasn’t what I was expecting, at all.

    I do like your comparison of not being able to find the bottom of the ocean with your feet and dependence.

    I’ve just recently have been a new reader here.
    I like your site. :)


  2. Greeneyezz says:

    I like a mixture of both ‘fluff’ and ‘stuff’.
    I get bored with too much of either one, so let the pendulum swing.
    And then swing again.
    And again.



  3. Laurie says:

    I agree, let the pendulum swing.

  4. Alex L. says:

    Nice work, it must take a while to prepare for something of that length.

  5. Fiar says:

    I looked at the page source and deciphered the odd looking code.

    It is downloadable at

    Depending on your browser settings, you might need to right click and choose “save link as” or “save target as” or something similar. That’s only necessary if you have quicktime, or some other plugin that auto plays files rather than downloading them. If you don’t, then you can just click the link and save it.

  6. Fiar says:

    Ah, I see. Your plugin automatically hides the url.

    Start with http://ominouscomma.com/

    Then manually add


    Let’s see if that will work or if that gets nuked too.

  7. Debbie says:

    Wow, you threw us a curveball here.

    Brent, you should be proud of me as I listened to the entire 45 minutes without too much squirming. Your “strong” language is not offensive AT ALL, just not what I am used to.

    Mixed with passion and humorous rationality, your frank declamation was enjoyable. While I do not identify with much of what you said; I am beginning to understand the wide variations in Christian thought (as well as other religions) and your plea to get back to the basics (not the best choice of words here but you get the idea).

  8. CrummyJoel says:

    Brent, this is excellent. Thanks for this.

    You have received link love from CCS.

  9. Lynn says:

    Excellent work!

  10. Sally says:

    I haven’t finished listening, yet.


    Too much dependence I need to learn.

  11. Lucio says:

    Nice work! Thank you so much.

  12. As always, you rock! Can’t believe that I missed hearing this in person.

  13. Jeffrey says:

    Congrat’s Brent for the excellent work.