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?
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
Chesterton spoke as a seer when he said, “The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.” It is more true today than when he said it. In fact, recent events in the nation have stirred up in me a certain rebellious streak that wants to stand … More Wanna-be bootlegger
So, is it not interesting that HuffPo reported that “Billionaire financier George Soros says he sympathizes with protesters speaking out against corporate greed in ongoing protests on Wall Street,” without so much as one probing question? Of course he funds huffpo, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with it. His involvement (and that of other … More “Occupy Wall Street,” the lack of historical perspective, and the pending death of the Magna Carta
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