Monthly Archives: February 2013

Time to #Occupy the Sequester

The “sequester,” $85 billion automatic across-the-board spending cuts passed as part of the budget deal of 2011, is likely to actually happen, cost perhaps a million jobs and stall our fragile economic recovery. The only people who seem happy about this … Continue reading

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JP Morgan Chase: the Parable

Documents filed early Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan charged that in 2006, when JP Morgan Chase discovered serious flaws with thousands of home loans, the company didn’t disclose the problems. Instead, the documents reveal that JPMorgan, as well as … Continue reading

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Jesus announcement “release the captives” not well received in Florida: Football stadium named after for-profit prison

When Jesus announced his ministry as bringing “good news to the poor” (Luke 4:18),  this Jubilee year included release of “captives,” like those in prison. Jesus’ announcement was not well received by the “for profit” prison industry, however, especially in … Continue reading

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Senator Elizabeth Warren overturns the tables of the bank regulators

“Then Jesus entered the Temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the Temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers…” (Matthew 21:12) When Jesus of Nazareth went to the Temple in Jerusalem, he took … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene wishes you a Happy V-Day! A Billion Women Rising against violence

Mary Magdalene wishes you a Happy V-Day along with a billion other women who are striking, dancing and rising against violence against women.  Mary Magdalene knows something about sexual shaming and the role it plays in helping to justify violence … Continue reading

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“You fools!” Jesus responds to critics of raising the minimum wage

Jesus of Nazareth responded quickly to conservative opposition to President Obama’s plan to raise the minimum wage. “Be on guard against all kinds of greed,” Jesus said, and he told them a parable about the Rich Fool. (Luke 12:15-21) Opposition … Continue reading

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Hungry? Homeless? College Student? How banks stole the future of a generation

  We have a generational moral and economic crisis on our hands today. More young adults today are working and homeless. Add to that the fact that more and more college students are also homeless and hungry.  I know college chaplains … Continue reading

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