Lawrence O’Donnell Takes Off The Gloves: National Defense Authorization Act, Soft Journalism, and the Spoonfed Two Party System

Taking a cue from the pages of Superman, Lawrence O'Donnell lambasted the mainstream media Wednesday night for their failure to cover the Third Parties debate and for failing to address this little nightmare: Imagine if Congress passed a bill that the president signed that allowed indefinite detention without charge or trial. That would be issue … Continue reading Lawrence O’Donnell Takes Off The Gloves: National Defense Authorization Act, Soft Journalism, and the Spoonfed Two Party System

Who’s Coming to Dinner?

And Jesus said "Give away your power.  Give away your wealth.  Believe in God.  Believe also in me.  Believe in people. Proclaim good news to the poor and justice to the oppressed."   And they opened their homes to him: tax collectors, widows, men and women of little means, immigrants and foreigners and heathens. Homeless, Jesus … Continue reading Who’s Coming to Dinner?

It Could Have Gone This Way

And the rich young ruler asked Jesus, "Teacher, what must I do to be saved?"  And Jesus said, "Sell all you have, give it to the poor, and come, follow me."  And the rich young ruler did as Jesus commanded, investing his wealth in subversive ways.  He built up the broken, brought the poor to … Continue reading It Could Have Gone This Way

Finding Faith and Losing Sleep

Because of important things happening where I  live, I've been thinking a lot about Christians who have relationships of trust with politically and economically powerful people of faith, and and how the former can best connect the later to community constituencies with far less (if any) access.  Certainly, Christians who operate across these spheres are … Continue reading Finding Faith and Losing Sleep