Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mary has an Advent message for CEO’s: “Go away empty”

Mary, the mother of Jesus, has a message for a group of CEO’s who have formed a “Leadership Council”. This group of 80 wealthy CEO’s, those whose business practices contributed heavily to creating the deficit, is going around the country arguing … Continue reading

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Confront the new labor model: from hotel room to classroom

Proud of our Ph.D. student Carolyn Roncolato and all those at Chicago Theological Seminary and the AAR/SBL members who supported the member resolution.  Read the New York Times article here on this work. As I wore my “I Support the Hyatt … Continue reading

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How “Protestant Ethic” and “Spirit of Capitalism” are destroying each other

A wonderful “public theology” piece from Salon.  This is an excellent example of Public Theology.  Please read.

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Thanks and giving: Why Wal-Mart ‘Black Friday’ strikes are important

Let’s call it “consumption creep,” the drive by retailers to jump-start the huge shopping day called “Black Friday” (the day retailers’ balance sheets are supposed to go from red to black) on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Every single thing that is … Continue reading

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Occupy “operationalizes” Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our Debts”

The folks who brought you Occupy Wall Street have successfully launched what they call “Rolling Jubilee.” By donating at Rolling Jubilee, individuals can give money to buy up distressed consumer debt that is normally sold to debt collectors for pennies on the … Continue reading

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Give to “Rolling Jubilee”: a ‘clean slate’ for the 99%

Watch the Rolling Jubilee telethon tonight on the website and give to the “people’s bailout,” other wise known as the Biblical Jubilee! Rolling Jubilee buys up distressed debt for pennies on the dollar, like debt collectors do. But instead of hounding people … Continue reading

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Going over the fiscal cliff will hurt poor more than rich: Jesus explains

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Dear wealthy GOP donors: Here is what you could have gotten for your $1 billion instead of nothing

Big Republican donors got at 1-2% average return on their estimated nearly $ 1 billion dollars of political spending in the 2012 election. If these donors had consulted Jesus of Nazareth (Luke 4: 18), they might have spent the money … Continue reading

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Why We Need to #OccupytheBible

The Bible today has been captured by the “ownership” crowd, those who side with the empire of money and power, and then try to co-opt the message of the Bible to serve the purposes of money and power.

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