Baffled by Resistance, the Greedy and the Blessed, and That Time Jesus Said “You Tell Me.”

Most of you know that I wrote a piece last week about how the global Church could abolish extreme poverty to the ash bins of cosmic history if we only had the will. Lots of people tweeted or liked or talked about or emailed me about that article, and I've been talking back to some … Continue reading Baffled by Resistance, the Greedy and the Blessed, and That Time Jesus Said “You Tell Me.”

Keith Olbermann Just Took Me To Church or The Phantom Trillion

In the 90's, Keith Olbermann was part of a flawless thing called SportsCenter. Even though the political commentary and overall style he's developed since then isn't everyone's cup of tea,┬áthis Special Comment from the July 11th edition of Countdown is essential viewing for anyone who cares about the justice issues tied to humanity's basic failures … Continue reading Keith Olbermann Just Took Me To Church or The Phantom Trillion

Ash Wednesday and the Value of Tradition

Today marks the beginning of the forty-day Christian liturgical season known as Lent, a time of reflection, contemplation, and perhaps even sacrifice in preparation for the coming of the Holy Week that culminates in the celebration of Christ's Easter resurrection. Throughout the world on Wednesday, Christians from across denominations and traditions will make themselves known … Continue reading Ash Wednesday and the Value of Tradition