The Task Ahead Has Just Gotten Much Harder

In September of 2014, while reading Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate”, I crossed into a life-changing re-focusing of my vocation of trying to help the Church be the Church and provide Communication and Online Community tools, to sharpening and focusing those tools on the task we face in a Climate Crisis. Now, just over two years Continue Reading

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

Deep Economy is Deep Theology 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