The NBC series “King” started me on a journey

Come February 12 through 14, it will have been 40 years since I caught this miniseries, “King”, on NBC as a college senior. It was to be a formative experience, not so much because of it’s treatment (which was certainly very positive and inspiring at times) , but because of how it launched me on a years long quest to Continue Reading

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The Democrat’s Bank Problem

Of course, this simply exonerates Trump in the eyes of his supporters, since DEFLECTION is their number one argument on everything. The reality is, Obama was never one to hold the banks accountable. He was firmly in the tradition of the “new Democrat”, garnering alliances with the powers that be while pushing a narrative of being firmly on the side Continue Reading

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Abandoning Abundant Life

How many more “Record Storms” and “Record Floods” and “Record Wildfires” and “Record Heatwaves” and “100 year this and that” are we going to have to have before we start seeing churches , in masse, confessing as to their complicity in the biggest destruction and injustice known in human history? I’m talking sheer consequences and wide reach here, not any Continue Reading

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The “Cultural Cancer” that has infested the American Church

This was just posted to the Facebook Page of “The Christian Left” For decades most “Christians” have lectured everyone around them telling them that to be a “Christian” you must be a Republican. They talk about everything that happens in culture and politics based on that belief, that right-wing ideology is the “Christian” ideology and everything else is evil, especially Continue Reading

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The light in the darkness of rage

The other side of all this rage I’m feeling now is a deep sense of sadness and fear for this country. I know there are millions who share this right now with me. It is such a “blockage” for letting creativity and confidence flow as it should. But this fear and sadness is also feeding a movement as we seek Continue Reading

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No Is Not Enough: Lessons from the Financial Crisis and beyond

I am struck this morning, while reading Naomi Klein’s account of various uprisings in different countries being saddled with austerity/shock treatments, that our country may well have brought on the Trump phenomenon by basically missing the opportunity to self-correct ,or heed the voices crying out during the Occupy movement of 2011-2012. Five years down the road, when the camps are Continue Reading

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Trump is now a required dogma/litmus test for some

It seems that even many of those Republicans who didn’t vote for him are largely inclined to be disengaged from all this; even opposing the value of the Women’s march in the first place. As if “protest” itself is just a tool of the “liberal” or “radical” (whatever either of those titles entail for them). Seems they even defend Trump Continue Reading

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Deep Economy is Deep Theology

http://www.billmckibben.com/deep-economy.html This is one book that I consider to be really important for the church. These models set forth in this book show how communities (“Cities set on a hill, in theological parlance) need to be working , as much as possible, toward self-sufficiency, to stem the tide of massive transportation of goods from far away places. I just noticed Continue Reading

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This is the way evil works, right now

This first paragraph is a repost of a Facebook status update  from yesterday as reports came in of Congress rushing through “repeal ACA” votes under the cover of darkness. What follows is a comment I added almost immediately to elaborate on EVIL. Is there any more doubt in anyone’s mind that this Congress prefers darkness? They work their evil while Continue Reading

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The Necessary Revolution in Values

What follows is a comment I entered on the UMNS Facebook page under this post that asks the question: People thought President Kennedy was crazy when he shot for the moon. Leaders dream big. So what’s your church’s moonshot? So I offered this: I bet many could guess what I’m going to say. The “moon-shot” is actually a good illustration of Continue Reading

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Opening Shot: This Changes Everything

“You purchased this item on September 23, 2014.” This is the Amazon banner at the top of the Screen when I call up the listing for Naomi Klein’s This changes Everything. This is where the big change happened for me.  Reading this.  It brought together 30 years of ecotheological rumblings that finally burst out of my consciousness and into a Continue Reading

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