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Got 3 new books this past week: Reading the Cavanaugh book, Being Consumed, right now. First chapter talks about what constitutes economic “freedom”, and it is much more than the simple absence of coercion. He even takes Milton Friedman to task for his ignoring the telos of economic freedom, which ends up making such a “free market capitalist fundamentalist” view Continue Reading

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A Blast from the past

Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington in April 2006: “Let’s review the rules. Here’s how it works. The president makes decisions, he’s the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Put them through a spell-check and go home. Get to know your Continue Reading

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I know, I’m WAY too INTO this

My last post shows how I am ,  in light of my previous posts in praise of the conversations about Obama’s “Change you can believe in” and Charlie Pardue’s post and David Fitch’s post and the comments,  WAY too interested in all this Obama vs Hillary stuff. But I can’t help LIKING Obama and NOT wanting Hillary to remain viable.  Continue Reading

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Worthy of Worship

I just read something in the Foreword to John Howard Yoder’s book , The Christian Witness to the State,  that seems apropos here (in light of a discussion in the past few posts about nationalism and idolatry): In continuity with Israel the church is the bearer of the inner meaning of history. It is that community whose only sovereign is Continue Reading

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