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

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

Woodward and Bernstein, where are you?

Boy do we ever need a Woodward and Bernstein and a 1970’s Washington Post now! The reckless, blind ambition of these people should leave open so many expose’, scandalous, inexcusable alliances with money that will curl the hair on the neck of even the most conservative. Granted, it’s going to take much more than it took to bring down the Continue Reading

“Morning Has Broken?”

I can hear them saying. All is cool. It’s “Morning in America” again, hearkening back to the time when Reagan crushed Carter to get elected, contrasting himself with Carter’s now prescient forseeing of the impact of the fossil-fuel economy, by telling us that “all is calm, all is bright” and taking down the solar panels Carter put on the roof Continue Reading

Eco-Reformation, our required penance for our blasphemy

Reformation, Eco-centric theological revolution, is a requirement for the Church now, after centuries of ignorance and then willful denial, of humankind’s overreach and excess. The denial is nothing less than the ultimate sin: the destruction of the habitat and ecosystem required for, first, the very emergence of the human species in the first place, and then the sustainability of that Continue Reading

“Turbo-charging” Reformation

“It is time for a prophetic turbo-charging of our religious traditions. Foremost is the need to expand beyond the self-focus of individual salvation or enlightenment to also include vital community concerns—notably, survival. The community now, of course, is the entire human family and the more-than-human Earth community. 2” — Michael Dowd, with a footnote nod to Thomas Berry Link to Continue Reading