Use Terra Pass to Help Reduce Emissions

I recently learned about Terra Pass, a company that sponsors CO2 reduction. What you do is find out how much emissions you create and then buy passes that act as investments in companies that set off those emissions. Of course the first hope is that we’ll just use less emissions, but then for those flightsContinue reading “Use Terra Pass to Help Reduce Emissions”

UCLA and the Taser Incident – We Tase in the Stacks Now

I don’t go to UCLA, but because I live in LA this incident hits close enough to home to draw some reflection and criticism from where I stand. If you’re not sure what I am talking about Slashdot has a succinct explanation based on the article in the Daily Brun. This action has brought nationalContinue reading “UCLA and the Taser Incident – We Tase in the Stacks Now”

Glory to God Designs and Melissa Tyson

With all this talk last week about consumerism and what not to buy I thought it might be fitting to point out someone who is doing a great job and is worth pointing out. I recently picked up a copy “The Relevant Nation: 50 Activist, Artists And Innovators Who Are Changing Their World Through Faith???Continue reading “Glory to God Designs and Melissa Tyson”

FAQs: What is the value of confession?

Frequently Asked Questions (of a theologian) is a weekly segment where a guest or myself answers a question that gets commonly posed to theologians. The basic idea is to take a theological question and offer an answer that is concise and useful for ‘everyone else.’ If you’d like to submit a question, and we’d loveContinue reading “FAQs: What is the value of confession?”

Join Me on Buy Nothing Day – November 25th

As a follow-up from yesterday’s article I wanted to mention “Buy Nothing Day.” Adbusters does an event every year where they encourage people to not shop on one of the biggest shopping days of the year – November 25th (Saturday). Emily and I will be joining them and I’d like to extend that invitation toContinue reading “Join Me on Buy Nothing Day – November 25th”

Culture Jam and the Radical Reformation

I just finished reading “Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge–And Why We Must” (Kalle Lasn) for the first time over the weekend. This was another book assigned for Ryan’s class, which I will be leading a discussion on this coming thursday. Sometimes I wonder how I am so behind the times. ThisContinue reading “Culture Jam and the Radical Reformation”