From “The Lamb’s War” blogÂ of Micah Bales: One unique way that Occupy Church is participating in the American Spring is through the development of a theological basis for this movement. When I read this line in Micah’s post from yesterday,Â my heart sung.Â Â Yes! A theological basis for this movement. It is the hope I intend to helpÂ further and enable Continue Reading
All of the interview with Vanderbilt history prof Gary Gerstle from which a clip was used in a VUCast (Vandy’s YOuTube News Channel) Â is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ph79lbXaF5I#! He says “second gilded age” began under Reagan. Â But only now has there been much of an outcry that could be identified, Â until OWS.
This morning I saw this on the OccupyUSA blog. Barbara Ehrenreich at Alternet: “How I discovered the truth about poverty.” http://www.thenation.com/blog/166854/occupyusa-blog-friday-march-16-frequent-updates I thought as I began to read this that we are being dragged backwards in history by the right wing who want to do nothing but scoff at the concerns of people for the dramtic increase in the number Continue Reading
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I just read the follwing line in an article about Occupy: â€œA lot of people who came into the camp with the preconceived notion that â€˜these people donâ€™t have a messageâ€™ came by our booth and were surprised by the level of discourse there.â€ http://www.thenation.com/article/166749/revolution-radio AsÂ I continued to hear the critiques of Occupy Wall StreetÂ that “they don’t have a clear Continue Reading
This,Â from a blog post I started reading yesterday,Â and took up again this morning,Â isÂ very close to where I come down as a “theological reading”Â of the Occupy movement,Â andÂ what makes it a “teaching moment” for the church. #OWS reminds the church of someÂthing that it has forÂgotÂten, namely, that faithÂful and active shoulÂderÂing of covenanÂtal responÂsiÂbilÂity in relaÂtionÂship Continue Reading
That such is the attitude of far too many conservative evangelicals is not a surprise. Â In fact, Â most of the conservative evangelical friends I have would also beÂ embarrassedÂ by Santorum’s public display of spiritual Â arrogance. The surprise is that, Â as someone running for President, one would realize that things like this would not play well at all. Â Maybe he thinks his Continue Reading