This is a guest post by Jonnie Russell. All the talk of diversity in the past few weeks got me thinking about it in the context of popular culture and our consumption of the arts. Whether it’s the hunger for relevance or the honest desire to deconstruct the secular/ sacred divide, ‘religion in … Read more about Diversity, The Synthesizer, and Popular Culture
This is a guest post by Marika Rose. If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. - Jesus If such persons really knew oppression - knew it existentially in their guts – they would not be confused or … Read more about How (Not) to Speak about Oppression
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. –Ephesians … Read more about Faith-Works: What’s the differance?
Carlos J. Correa Bernier is Director of the Romero Center. He sits down with Deacon Stephen Keating to talk about human trafficking and issues related to the border. Go to www.theromerocenter.org for more information and to connect with their many programs and resources. Centro Romero,located in … Read more about Human Trafficking – Carlos J. Correa Bernier
As you have probably heard, Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri recently made some dangerous and hateful remarks about rape. You can read his comments here. What could possibly cause a man (sigh) to say that "legitimate rape" does not lead to pregnancy? Ostensibly, he was … Read more about Todd Akin, Abortion, Rape, and Power
This post is for all of the iPhone and iPad users out there. Apple has created a new app for iOS that is creatively titled "Podcasts." Here's the link to download the app. There's some cool new features and a great looking interface that cribs from a classic design by Dieter Rams. All the podcasts … Read more about New Podcasts App for iOS
We all have to pay our debts right? Isn't that the moral thing to do? This is so self-evidently true to us that it seems ludicrous for anyone to challenge it. But that's exactly what David Graeber does in his important book Debt: The First 5,000 Years. I've been doing a series of posts on the book … Read more about Our Double Theology of Debt