Repentance for a New, Sustainable Life (A Green Reformation)

This post is part of a series on A Green Reformation, which calls for a massive religious, social, economic, and political change drawing on some of the wisdom from the Reformation that began 500 years ago. Thesis 1: “Our indulgences demand a life of repentance.” This thesis is much less negative than it sounds. These words mean … More Repentance for a New, Sustainable Life (A Green Reformation)

First Steps in the Long Work of Healing Slow Violence

Climate change, domestic abuse, post-traumatic stress are all examples of slow violence, which is typically invisible in our fast-paced culture of short attention spans. Since I became a parent a year and half ago, I have found myself re-sensitized to the cries of children. Images of children suffering evoke a visceral and deep response. While … More First Steps in the Long Work of Healing Slow Violence

To Clinton and Trump Its about Wealth, to Jesus Its about Simplicity and Solidarity

Not only is Jesus not primarily concerned with the Middle Class, he is openly and unapologetically critical of wealth. What could be more laudable in America than the Middle class—hardworking people who are living the dream of single family homes, multiple cars, and a dozen devices capable of streaming video? In a recent article in the Washington … More To Clinton and Trump Its about Wealth, to Jesus Its about Simplicity and Solidarity

Don’t Try to Be the CEO of Your Life

Christian Alternatives to Thinking of Our Lives as Business Ventures “It all comes down to time-management and calculated risk…” I remember uttering these words to first-year students when I was a Student Orientation Leader in college. The twenty-year-old version of myself thought that I had just shared great pearls of wisdom–the secret to not just … More Don’t Try to Be the CEO of Your Life