Today marks a month since the Election Day shocker in the presidential race. I’ve been talking to younger colleagues who, in its wake, were paralyzed by incredulity and disorientation. I certainly understand that a Trump presidency feels apocalyptic to them; I was as stunned and depressed as anyone.
But if there is a silver lining here, it’s that we have seen this awful movie before.
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(Recorded September 13, 2016). View this recorded webinar at your convenience.
Ched took us through a study Jesus’ infamous and sobering parable of Lazarus and Dives, and how it relates to Sabbath Economics, contemporary wealth disparity, and even the upcoming elections! We then heard from the Protectors of the Waters and from Nathan Holst, who updated us about the evolving resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in ND. Finally we were joined by University of Dayton theologian Kelly Johnson, in an impromptu contribution to this webinar.
Consensus, Vol 37, Issue 1, 5 May 2016, 12pp.
(Recorded July 12, 2016). View this recorded webinar at your convenience.
The Fifth and final webinar in our five month BIO Watershed Discipleship series of conversations with contributors to the “Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice” anthology (Wipf & Stock, to be published later this year).
Note: Our friend Rev. Russ Daye was recently in Lebanon, where he visited refugee camps together with his friend Bchara Oghli, a minister in Aleppo, Syria. Below is testimony Bchara shared with friends recently, which Russ commended to us to share. (Above: Aleppo before and after the war.)
Almost 55 years ago President John F. Kennedy famously said "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." Speaking on the first anniversary of the "Alliance for Progress" program, he was referring to revolutionary turmoil throughout the Third World as a result of socioeconomic disparities. But the sentiment was echoed by Martin Luther King, Jr regarding the home front, and this week's events underline its truth.
(Recorded April 17, 2016 at Church of All Nations, Minneapolis, MN.)
Ched's reflections on living into the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Audio is hosted by Church of All Nations here.
Note: Yesterday, April 3o, 2016, Daniel Berrigan passed into the Cloud of Witnesses, just shy of his 95th birthday. I am grateful he's been liberated from the physical pain and restrictions he's suffered these last years, but I also feel a profound lonliness at the loss of the last of a generation of my male mentors.