It is my desire to be reflective and clear on this blog rather than merely reflexive. However, since I have laid a solid foundation of Christian economics in a series of 13 posts titled “Good News to the Poor” that start here (and because I am seeing more and more Christians who think Bernie Sanders … More I don’t know why you always have to be judging me. A side rant.
No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke–though someone funnier than I am should perhaps consider writing one that starts with the mental image of Pope Francis and Rush Limbaugh in a fishing boat. However, I will spare you the groaning that any such effort on my part would produce and instead skip to the … More Fishing, the Pope, and…Rush Limbaugh?
And if we call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, we should conduct ourselves with fear throughout our life on earth, … More Fishing
I am not writing anything new here. Anyone who follows thoughtful conservative journals that have Catholic writers will hear a common theme. The difference here is that I am not Roman Catholic. I am, for what its worth, an Anglican of conservative traditional bent and active Pentecostal influence. (I fit in well with our African … More Pope Francis’ consistent Catholic message
but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree,
and no one shall make them afraid,
for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
(Micah 4:4 ESV)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn in his essay “As Breathing and Consciousness Return” wisely noted that “In no socialist doctrine, however, are moral demands seen as the essence of socialism–there is merely a promise that morality will fall like manna from heaven after the socialization of property” (12). … More Good News to the Poor Pt. 13: the Morality of Property
Start at the beginning Previous post Near the heart of understanding why the poor are blessed by the gospel is the simple fact that for the church, the poor are sacramental subjects. What does that mean? In a very simplified sense, sacrament is the stuff of life through which God meets us. Christianity is not … More Good News to the Poor(#12)–the poor as sacramental subject.
Start at the beginning Previous post I realize that the discussion of socialism and capitalism have taken us far from the starting point of this stream. However, we cannot understand how the poor are blessed and why the gospel is good news to the poor if we do not understand what the prevailing world system of Mammon does … More Good News to the Poor (#11)–Blessed are the poor