I found this post over at God’s Politics – Jim Wallis’ blog it was a statement about Ted Haggard and the issues that were raised in the last couple weeks, and I think it’s really good to read.
Emily pointed this political cartoon out to me the other day. It’s more true than we’d like to admit.
In keeping with the conversation at bay, MacIntyre’s words on protest are fitting. In his seminal work “After Virtue” he focuses on arguing how and why the “Enlightenment project” failed. Essentially it is because the modern period has stripped away from humanity any social context in which to couch morality and instead focused solely onContinue reading “Alasdair Macintyre On Rights and Protest: Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?”
While at the politics and spirituality conference we got to hear Wallis, Richard Rohr and Anne Lamott speak. They were also given time after their talks to answer questions from them audience. This gave a bit of a chance for the rest of us to interact a little with the speakers. On the morning WallisContinue reading “An Iraq Exit Strategy Some Ideas On How to Leave From Jim Wallis”
My last post about Jim Wallis’ new blog has generated an important discussion that’s got me thinking not only about the leaders we support but also what things about those leaders we support and where we draw the line (this post may not make a lot of sense unless you’ve at least looked those commentsContinue reading “Moving Our Conversations Beyond Just Talk: Affirming Practices in Others”
I’ve liked the stuff that Sojourners has been putting out as long as I have known about them, they focus on many issues that face the church from a position that tries to bring together conservative and liberal Christianity. This has been something Jim Wallis has focused on repeatedly, with his newest book, and inContinue reading
I spent this past weekend at the Politics and Spirituality conference with the Beatitudes Society both of which I have much to write about and will do so over the next week or two. But in this moment I continue to think of this day as the anniversary of September 11, one of the saddestContinue reading “Do Not Be Afraid…”
Every now and then I like to have little bits of activism promoted through my site, ones that I feel are not too weird or are doing something worthwhile. Kent, PhD student in Ethics and Mennonite, sent me a link to the Ceasefire Campaign and I think it fits the criteria.
I wonder sometimes, whether I’ve gone off the deep end; I find myself criticizing stuff like this so often. There are so many things that get under my skin; I’m a very happy and fairly contented person, really I am. It’s just when I see things like this I want to crawl under a rock.Continue reading “The Cross and a Statue”
I was chatting with Shawn who just got back from his trip to St. Louis – on his way back he took a picture of an enormous Cross. The site of it made my stomach turn, domesticating the cross, and then making it the size of a large building strips the cross of the brutality,Continue reading “Christendom is Not Over Yet”