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 that this was published almost 10 years ago. I hope he can write some more about what he has seen happen since 2007. With the explosion of awareness and technology converging now, this could be a much more voluminous undertaking than what he did 10 years ago. What ya think , Bill McKibben ?

I also wish Bill McKibben wouldn’t be quite so self-depracating about his theological credentials. I think his theology is not only fine, but a valuable call to more theologians to come to the kind of consciousness that Bill has been writing about so effectively for decades.

Like Michael Dowd is often saying and writing: “Ecology IS the new theology”

I see this as a very strategic hint for churches to take the bull by the horns and be and show how they can be leaven in their context for communal efforts like this. They should become rooftop and community solar advocates par excellence.

(This post is composed of several comments I made to my friend Larry Ramey,  from my Facebook post here: https://www.facebook.com/dlature/posts/10154329163151818?comment_id=10154329330556818&reply_comment_id=10154329397791818&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1484682146045018 )

 

 

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One thought on “Deep Economy is Deep Theology

  1. Theoblogical Post author

    A comment from Larry Ramey on this Facebook post:

    “Deep Economy” has been on my Kindle for too long without finishing it. Thanks for the reminder.

    From what I read in the first few chapters, he made a powerful argument for local, sustainable economies. Many strategies are emerging in communities. I would appreciate a guide to local, sustainable strategies.

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