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Holy Money contra Empire

St. Timothy teaches in 1 Tim 6:10 that “the love of money is the root of all evils.” In an economy as complex as ours with as many variables and systems at play, can money be the root of the evils of oppressive empire and economics? By exploring the origins and history of money and banking, money’s fall from grace at the hands of empire is vividly apparent. By understanding where we are and how we got there, it is possible to take money ad fontes to God’s original gifting intent of creation. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, Words: ~4600, Reading Time: 22 min

Hot about the Flag, Lukewarm about Jesus

Looking at social media over the last several days has been very disturbing to me. Though Puerto Rico lays in ruins, the Caribbean aches in destruction, Mexico City mourns, and our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa face true persecution for the faith, the so-called Christians of the States are hot about folk kneeling during the State worship hymn. Though there is much to comment on the militeristic symbolism of American football, the troubling words of the State hymn, and Americans' reverance towards the flag, I’m not going there. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, Words: ~500, Reading Time: 3 min