Faith leaders have joined the “Occupy Wall Street” throngs and and have given us their thoughts. Some samples …
Tag Archives: Social Justice
October 15, 2011
August 9, 2011
Rich Nathan, pastor of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio, discusses false contradictions and why it is necessary to be both-and Christians.
February 8, 2011
“I guess I am tired of a “Gospel that protects the injustice of the status quo” (Richard Stearns). I am tired of wealth that perpetuates and sustains itself at the expense of the majority. I am tired of greed that justifies itself by itself . I am tired of a christian culture that buys into consumerism and the creation of desire. I am tired of the problem continually being defined as “poverty” without any consideration of the counterpoints of wealth and greed …”
November 15, 2010
A living parable walked into freedom in Burma/Myanmar on Saturday. Aung San Suu Kyi is among those who awaken our stagnant conscience: “I should be like them. Everyone should.” They’re the true norm. Saint Francis is one of those parables. So is Solzhenitsyn. Gandhi is a third and Mother Theresa is a fourth – and then there’s Mandela. Hollywood’s glitz and glitter dims and sinks into now-insipid tinsel and sequins. Our frilly celebrities become pale, and we see our newly-elected tough-guy leaders for the thugs they are. We feel shame. We reward the attack ads. We elected those people.
June 21, 2010
So there are two ants on an ant hill, see, and both ants feel the ground tremble and boom. They notice this gargantuan creature – this sky-high behemoth – walking toward them. One ant says to the other ant: “Human: better run.” The other ant replies: “No worries. Humans would never hurt us because I’ve constructed a psychological/sociological grid – a theoretical model, if you will – of a human being.
June 17, 2010
The coal mine’s canary is hacking, spitting, gasping, and turning blue – so yell at it. Question its motives. Tell it the fumes are imaginary. Drop hints that it’s wheezing a heretical wheeze.
June 4, 2010
A riddle and a question have hounded me recently. The riddle: “What is the difference between members of the pro-life movement and cannibals?” The answer is easy: “Cannibals eat their enemies.”
June 1, 2010
What happens when the would-be dragon slayer peers into the mirror and sees a flame-throwing reptile?
That’s the real question as tar balls wash ashore in the Gulf and the ooze seeps into the reeds of Louisiana’s marshes.
April 28, 2010
by Carlene Byron Do you have a copy of the US National Debt Clock ticking away on your computer’s desktop? Last time I looked online, a couple days ago, we were at $12.87 trillion, a pretty staggering number. I wish there were an equivalent US Personal Debt Clock available. Because that number is also staggering. […]
April 12, 2010
The outcry over God’s failure to adjust himself to human expectations reached a high-pitched scream yesterday with yet another startling revelation: God – the Great “I AM,” The Almighty Monarch, the Creator of all Existence, the One Who Pulled the Pin at the Big Bang – is registered with neither major American political party.