Life.inc

Douglas Rushkoff gave us some valuable insight back before all the bailouts of the banks.  The last two minutes are especially powerful, and suggest that we be missing an opportunity to change the way we relate to economics. Life Inc. The Movie from Douglas Rushkoff on...

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Sacred Economics

Here’s a teaser of an upcoming feature film called Occupy Love.  Check it out! Directed by Ian MacKenzie CHARLES EISENSTEIN is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. Visit http://sacred-economics.com to learn more about his ideas for a new...

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A Devotion for Wall Street by Shane Claiborne

A reporter recently asked me, “As a Christian leader, does your faith have anything to say about Wall Street?”  I said, “How much time do you have?” The Christian message has a lot to say to Wall Street. Theologian Karl Barth said, “We have to read the Bible in one hand, and the newspaper in the other.”  For too long we Christians have used our faith as a ticket out of this world rather than fuel to engage it. In his parables, Jesus wasn’t offering pie-in-the-sky theology… he was talking about the real stuff of earth.  He talks about wages, debt, widows and orphans, unjust business owners and bad politicians. In fact Woody Guthrie breaks it all down in his song “Jesus Christ”.  The song ends with Woody singing, “This song was written in New York City… If Jesus were to preach what he preached in Galilee, they would lay him in his grave again.” The more I read the Gospels, the more they seem to confront the very patterns of the world we live in.  At one point Mary, pregnant with Jesus cries out:  “God casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly… God fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich away empty…”  You can’t help but think if she were alive in...

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