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Two Forms of Governance: Big Corporations Want to Snoop about Your Internet Behavior  3/27/2017  (3)

Obamacare is Not Imploding, Can Be Improved  3/24/2017  (17)

The Soul-Sucking, Attention-Eating Black Hole of the Trump Presidency  3/24/2017  (17)

An Avalanche of Absurdities: Chris Hedges on the Rise of Trump and American Fascism  3/21/2017  (22)

Of Course Obama Wiretapped Trump  3/21/2017  (22)

Trump Glorifies American Militarism with German Leader, Embarrassing Himself  3/18/2017  (42)

Most of Trump's Voters are Not Poor, but Regular Old Republicans  3/18/2017  (38)

Robert Mercer and Big Money Chose Trump to be President, not the People  3/17/2017  (40)

Stirring Up Muslim Hatred; The Need for a New Election  3/16/2017  (43)

Old Republican Tactic: Stoke Fear of Crime  3/13/2017  (68)

White People are Hurting Themselves  3/11/2017  (65)

Basic Civics Lesson for Libertarians  3/8/2017  (73)

Public Trust: Post-truth is Pre-fascim  3/8/2017  (126)

Martin Marty Center Publishes Column in Support of Disgraced White Nationalist, Milo Yiannopoulos  2/28/2017  (144)

Trump is Not a Normal Politician and Was Not Elected Fair and Square  2/21/2017  (368)

Trump is Using Immigrants as a Political Scapegoat: Very Bad  2/20/2017  (127)

To Dominate Politics, Business Needs Religious Extremism  2/13/2017  (145)

No Vision or Leadership from National Council of Churches  2/9/2017  (163)

Post-Factual Politics  2/8/2017  (150)

Trump May Want a Terrorist Attack  2/7/2017  (163)

For the Right Wing: Only Christians Deserve Religious Freedom  2/6/2017  (147)

Where Are the Reverends in Justice Movements?  2/3/2017  (194)

Trump is Centralizing Power: Resist Fascism  1/30/2017  (206)

Cry for Our Country: Spontaneous Demonstrations across America  1/28/2017  (191)

Truth in the Trump Era  1/23/2017  (230)

"We Will Not Go Away, Welcome to Your First Day"  1/21/2017  (210)

Violence, Racism, Authoritarianism Characterize Trump's Inaugural Speech  1/21/2017  (277)

First Things Doesn't Like that Trump Surrounds Himself with Prosperity Gospelers, Snake Oil Salesmen  1/17/2017  (279)

Newt Gingrich Gets Trump Wrong: Why Southerners Hate the Federal Government  12/27/2016  (281)

From Peace on Earth to an Election Based on Violence  12/23/2016  (304)

Bill O'Reilly Admits the Truth: For Republicans Elections are All about Race  12/23/2016  (362)

No Mandate for Trump, Says Jeff Merkley  12/22/2016  (298)

2010 Prediction: White People with Self-destructive Fantasies will Elect a Figure Like Trump  12/17/2016  (281)

Gore Vidal on Ayn Rand: God is "I"  12/14/2016  (279)

Russian Atheistic Ideas Now Dominate the American Political System  12/14/2016  (240)

Trump Over Performed the Most in Counties with the Highest Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Mortality Rates  12/9/2016  (261)

Back to the Catacombs for the Real Church  12/8/2016  (301)

A Prayer for Standing Rock  11/12/2016  (271)

Trump Will Be Impeached within a Year  11/11/2016  (309)

David Brooks on the Authoritarian Anti-Politics of Trump  11/10/2016  (295)

An Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Begins with Protesters in Streets Nationwide  11/10/2016  (293)

Hillary Lost Because of Her Husband's Economic Policies  11/9/2016  (300)

Evangelicals Elect a Racist Pervert as President  11/9/2016  (336)

Very Serious National Decline  11/9/2016  (297)

The Silly Controversy about Hillary's Emails  11/7/2016  (304)

Trump Offers to Rescue Lower Income White People in a Secular Rapture  11/2/2016  (282)

The Crisis of Conservative Intellectuals  11/1/2016  (320)

James Comey Should Resign or Be Fired  10/30/2016  (308)

Traveling Luther's Life 500 Years Later  10/24/2016  (337)

The Death of Tom Hayden  10/24/2016  (323)

False Superiority Syndrome: A Terrible Disease of the European White Mind  7/22/2016  (636)

Delusion: Ben Carson Thinks Saul Alinsky Worshipped the Devil  7/20/2016  (457)

Understanding the Context for Preaching  7/16/2016  (449)

Journalists Must Treat Trump Differently  7/15/2016  (436)

Reading Grace in History through a Black Lens  6/26/2016  (438)

A Dark Day for the UK  6/24/2016  (461)

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Has Got to Go to Unite Democrats Against the Racist, Trump  5/27/2016  (512)

John Caputo On Divine Sovereignty and the Weakness of God  5/23/2016  (457)

A Corrupt Form of Christianity is Destroying the Republican Party  4/5/2016  (587)

President Obama: 'We are Easter People'  3/31/2016  (557)

Evangelicals are Not Voting Trump, Jacksonians Are  3/31/2016  (543)

The Modern War on Drugs Began as Nixon's Racist Assault on Black People  3/24/2016  (545)

Listen to a Black Man Standing Silently at a Trump Rally  3/15/2016  (543)

Who Should be President? Strict Father or Nurturing Parent  3/3/2016  (590)

Trump is a Fraud Who is Playing the American People as Suckers, Says Romney  3/3/2016  (678)

Asked about Donald Trump's Wall, Pope Francis Suggests He 'Is Not Christian'  2/18/2016  (605)

How the Portland Media Help Make Domestic Terrorists into Heroes  2/6/2016  (566)

Flint, Michigan: Death Camp City  1/22/2016  (616)

Privatization of Public Land is a Bad Idea  1/22/2016  (639)

Peace Lutheran in Burns, Oregon, Requests Prayers  1/20/2016  (699)

How the Iraq War Created ISIS: Crucial Information for Understanding Terrorism  12/6/2015  (693)

Leading Republican Candidate Donald Trump: How Stupid are the People of Iowa?  11/13/2015  (649)

CNN Repeats Stupid Claim by Pew Research that Religious 'Nones' Dominate Democratic Party  11/5/2015  (673)

First Things has become Relevant to Only One Region of the Country: the South  11/2/2015  (697)

Tell Ben Carson to Give Up His Presidential Campaign  10/27/2015  (696)

Corporate-Funded Think Tanks have Created an Angry, Destructive Politics  10/24/2015  (646)

Protestants Need a Pope  9/30/2015  (716)

R.R. Reno at First Things is Disappointed by Pope Francis  9/25/2015  (773)

Matt Taibbi on the GOP Clown Car  8/15/2015  (840)

Pray to be Filled with Awe and Contemplation  8/12/2015  (773)

Jurgen Habermas: A New Possibility for Europe  7/21/2015  (933)

The Republican Party has become an Agent of Southern Religion, Racism and Anti-Unionism  7/20/2015  (784)

Historic Day: Gay Marriage Affirmed by Supreme Court in All 50 States  6/26/2015  (777)

Gun Manufacturers Cannot Be Christian says Pope Francis  6/22/2015  (866)

Pope Francis Teaches Us about Climate Change and the Moral Imperative to Act  6/20/2015  (889)

Cornel West Wows a Conservative University Audience  5/4/2015  (1078)

Police Violence in Baltimore  4/29/2015  (1105)

Bonhoeffer's Vision: An Outcast Church on the Margins of Society  4/25/2015  (945)

The Debate Over Cornel West  4/21/2015  (978)

Nebraska Doesn't Believe in the Free Market for Its Electricity  3/29/2015  (1034)

The New Political Mission of the Historic Protestant Church  3/16/2015  (1025)

When Fascism Comes to America; What Love of Country Really Means  3/1/2015  (1063)

Senators Marco Rubio and Joni Ernst Don't Know the Difference between Sunni and Shia Islam  2/28/2015  (1705)

The Shameful Media Attack on John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes  2/18/2015  (1483)

Francis Says God Loves the Marginalized  2/16/2015  (1007)

Rand Paul Disqualifies Himself  2/4/2015  (1054)

Oxfam Report: How the Wealthy Get Their Money by Not Working or Paying Taxes  1/26/2015  (1034)

John Boehner Wants The U.S. to go to War with Iran  1/21/2015  (1050)

Martin Luther on Charlie Hebdo: Sick Secularism and Billy Graham  1/14/2015  (3036)

Whose Speech is Actually Free?  1/14/2015  (1114)

Historic Protestant Speech is Not Free in America Today  1/14/2015  (1272)

Wall Street has Bought Itself a Congress  12/15/2014  (1078)

Democrats Move to Encourage an Elizabeth Warren Candidancy  12/10/2014  (1094)

Iowa Lutherans: Don't Vote for Joni Ernst  10/27/2014  (2445)

Wendell Berry and Incarnational Theology  10/21/2014  (1327)

Did God Kill Jesus? Moltmann on Anticipated Terror and Joy  10/10/2014  (1304)

Stop the Oil Train Bombs  10/2/2014  (1283)

The Terrible Self-Righteousness of George Weigel at First Things  9/19/2014  (1304)

Violence All Across the World, including Ferguson, Missouri  8/15/2014  (1303)

Reagan's View of History Still Prevails  8/15/2014  (1270)

Nick Hanauer: Beware, Fellow Plutocrats, the Pitchforks are Coming  8/13/2014  (1295)

Blowing Up Jonah: The Political Use of Religious Symbols  8/12/2014  (1412)

Listen to Rabbi Henry Siegman on Gaza: Killing Innocents  8/1/2014  (1242)

The Lost Iraq War  7/30/2014  (1235)

It is Not Anti-Semitic to Question Israel's Right to Exist as an Ethnic State   7/24/2014  (1187)

Republicans Elect Mark Walker: A Racist, Blasphemous, Baptist Pastor  7/23/2014  (1666)

There is No Religious Left  7/22/2014  (1205)

Crisis in Ukraine: A Bit of Background  7/18/2014  (1158)

Teachers Turn Against Obama  7/12/2014  (1362)

The Trouble With Brain Science  7/12/2014  (1258)

The Roman Catholic Supreme Court Decides What is 'Sincere' Religious Belief   7/1/2014  (1315)

Karl Polanyi and the Stark Utopianism of Market Fundamentalism  7/1/2014  (1326)

Corporate Provided Health Care Has To Go  6/30/2014  (1256)

Brookings Report on Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives  4/25/2014  (1335)

Coal Train Crisis Abates   4/16/2014  (1375)

Gay Marriage Ban Ending in England and Wales on Saturday  3/29/2014  (1375)

Obama Should Have Prosecuted the Bush Administration for War Crimes  3/28/2014  (1378)

A False Gospel: Corporate Christianity  3/27/2014  (1361)

Koch Brothers are Creating Their Own Political Party  1/26/2014  (1511)

Social Justice in New York City  1/1/2014  (1510)

God is a God of Freedom: Pope Francis and Liberation Theology  12/21/2013  (1510)

America, America, the Country that Kills Its Prophets  11/23/2013  (1687)

Thinking about a New Protestantism  11/21/2013  (1539)

Hysterical Anti-Communism: Billy Graham Urged the Killing of a Million Vietnamese  11/21/2013  (2337)

The Next President will be a Woman and a Methodist, but not Hillary  11/11/2013  (1542)

Regular Republicans are Beginning to Reject Their Leaders  11/11/2013  (1521)

Pastors: Help Your People Understand Obamacare  11/6/2013  (1584)

Mothers and Grandmothers on Abortion  11/5/2013  (1660)

Why Obamacare is a Political Con Job  10/30/2013  (1722)

Very Disturbing Governance by Media Manipulation  10/4/2013  (1790)

A Reformation Pope  10/2/2013  (1652)

When the Big Money Mafia Rule  10/1/2013  (1710)

Obama Wins Shutdown Battle  10/1/2013  (1850)

Samantha Power: Protection of the Innocent  9/11/2013  (1831)

Pope Francis to Meet with Gustavo Gutierrez, Founder of Liberation Theology  9/11/2013  (1796)

Apocalypse: Life Beyond Empire and Environmental Destruction  9/9/2013  (1690)

Joining Obama Against Himself?  9/5/2013  (1804)

Arab Spring: Transfer of Power in Syria  9/4/2013  (1764)

Religious Conflict in the History of Syria  9/3/2013  (1749)

Hunger Games: The Divide and Conquer Marketing Strategy of Fox News  8/7/2013  (1967)

The Terrible Mendacity of Stanley Kurtz  8/5/2013  (2254)

Obama Speaks on Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case  7/19/2013  (1764)

Summer Heat: Elders Called to Engage in Civil Disobedience  7/18/2013  (1828)

Business Predators Must Be Forced to Stop Their Damaging Behavior  5/26/2013  (1991)

Pastors Create Public Consciousness  5/26/2013  (1891)

Kathyrn Tanner: The Social Trinity and Politics  5/26/2013  (1977)

Obama Failed to Appoint Competent IRS Leaders  5/22/2013  (2043)

Occupy Theology: Obama has Broken the Hearts of the Young  5/20/2013  (1798)

Corporate Conspiracy Theories in Pastoral Consciousness  5/17/2013  (1977)

The Gosnell Verdict and Abortion Politics  5/16/2013  (2244)

False Equivalence, the IRS, and the Right's Persecution Complex  5/15/2013  (1967)

The NRA: Southern Political Terrorism  5/14/2013  (1900)

Public Violence  4/17/2013  (1759)

A Teacher is Raised  4/8/2013  (1802)

Stop Coal Exports  3/27/2013  (1887)

Health Care Hogs Drive Up Costs  3/27/2013  (1781)

Manufactured Landscapes  3/23/2013  (1852)

About Death Camp Thinking  3/22/2013  (1821)

Marriage Equality Goes Mainstream  3/21/2013  (1879)

Hope for the New Pope  3/14/2013  (1939)

The End of a Catholic Moment  3/12/2013  (1907)

Wealth Inequality is Much Worse than Most People Believe   3/11/2013  (1935)

The Government is Making Us Old  3/11/2013  (2124)

Fairness Now Means to Tax the Rich More  12/10/2012  (1987)

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness:THE NEW JIM CROW  11/14/2012  (2080)

A Victory for Life  11/7/2012  (1828)

Romney is Not a Christian  11/5/2012  (2072)

It's Not Theology that is Utopian Today, It's the Market Fundamentalists Like Romney  10/17/2012  (2421)

Why Does Romney Focus So Much On Apology?  9/12/2012  (1995)

A Way of Speaking that Wins Elections  9/6/2012  (1927)

Compared to Other Nations, America is Under-Taxed and More Unequal  8/31/2012  (1955)

Obedience, Not Liberty, is Highest Value for Real Conservatives  8/28/2012  (2012)

Romney Degrades Himself with Welfare Ad  8/28/2012  (1977)

Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All  8/3/2012  (2071)

Michele Bachmann: Say Stupid Things, Make Lots of Money  8/1/2012  (2009)

The Trees are Falling  7/14/2012  (2147)

President's Social Darwinism Comment Stirs Up Business Elite  4/16/2012  (2092)

Today is My Last Day at Goldman Sachs  3/14/2012  (2122)

Creation is Broken: Against Utopian Conservatives  3/9/2012  (2102)

Women have Spoken: The End of Rush Limbaugh  3/9/2012  (2085)

Nazism and Public Schools: Catholic Bishops Want Public Money for Their Own Schools  2/25/2012  (2570)

The Cynical Use of Religion by Economic Elites  2/23/2012  (2573)

The Continuing Attack by Religious Right against Mainline Christianity  2/22/2012  (2278)

A Phony Public Theology  2/22/2012  (2088)

Naming the Enemy: Biological Fundamentalism  2/17/2012  (2101)

Social Policy in Pastoral Consciousness: Who Should Serve the 'Poor'?  2/16/2012  (2147)

Bishops Reject Obama Compromise, the Devil is Forcing Birth Control  2/14/2012  (2128)

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It  2/13/2012  (2104)

Romney Believes Constitution is Divine  2/11/2012  (2151)

Santorum Reveals His Political Philosophy with Comment on French Revolution  2/10/2012  (4771)

Legal Aspects of the Contraception Debate  2/9/2012  (2158)

Catholic Bishops Want Freedom to Oppress Women  2/8/2012  (2553)

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism, A Very Helpful Discussion  1/26/2012  (4541)

Wall Street to be Investigated  1/25/2012  (2497)

Obama Tells Truth about Economy  12/7/2011  (2115)

God Demands Justice  11/17/2011  (2085)

Understanding Protest Movements  11/15/2011  (2068)

Chris Hedges: People Have Finally Woken Up  10/8/2011  (2136)

A New Economic Strategy for Wall Street Protests  10/5/2011  (2161)

Wall Street Occupation Protest - Live Video  9/26/2011  (2185)

Tens of Thousands Protest in Israel; Citizens of the USA Should Also Hit the Streets  8/7/2011  (2241)

A Day of Blasphemy: Governor Rick Perry's Prayer Festival  8/5/2011  (2430)

Wall Street Hates the Tea Party  8/4/2011  (2264)

The Instability of the American Political System  7/27/2011  (2326)

Fukuyama on The Origins of Political Order  4/15/2011  (2289)

Obama Punches Back  4/13/2011  (2388)

Punish the Poor  4/9/2011  (2465)

Facing the Reality of Conflict and the Problem with Liberal Neutrality  3/21/2011  (2395)

The Republican Attack on Poor Women  2/20/2011  (2404)

A Real Spirit of Peace  2/11/2011  (2283)

Public Lies about Tax Cuts  2/10/2011  (2366)

The People Own the Streets  2/2/2011  (2381)

Political Violence Works  1/13/2011  (2498)

Religion as a Matter of Political Calculation  12/24/2010  (2592)

Tea Party Leader Says Methodist Church is the Religious Arm of Socialism   12/20/2010  (2647)

Bottom-up History: The Commoners of Atwood  12/13/2010  (2397)

Patriotic Millionaires Support Increase in Their OwnTaxes  12/10/2010  (2455)

Democrats Elected a Republican President  12/9/2010  (2418)

Obama Agrees to Increase Obscene Levels of Inequality  12/9/2010  (2315)

The Unemployed are Actual, Real People  12/3/2010  (2486)

A Deep Sense of Bewilderment and Betrayal  12/2/2010  (2487)

Chalmers Johnson Dies, Military Writer Who Told the Truth  11/21/2010  (2469)

Should the Rich Rule?  11/3/2010  (2332)

The Liberation Theology of Abraham Lincoln  10/12/2010  (2468)

Mass Psychosis as a Pastoral Concern  9/24/2010  (2539)

Glenn Beck and Apostolic Authority  8/31/2010  (2421)

A Moving Event  7/19/2010  (2372)

Gay Marriage to Become Law of the Land  6/21/2010  (2396)

Facing Death at the Center of Life  6/14/2010  (2450)

Rand Paul Exposes Tea Party Racism in Libertarianism  5/20/2010  (2572)

Equal Freedom: The Obama Doctrine  5/7/2010  (2759)

The Last Protestant is Leaving  4/9/2010  (2521)

Economics in Pastoral Consciousness  3/14/2010  (2603)

The Strategic Consciousness of the Protestant Pastor  3/1/2010  (2568)

Memesis and the Culture of Personal Crisis  2/15/2010  (2782)

Watch Out for that Communist Folk Music  1/22/2010  (2748)

The Political Cross at Xmas  12/23/2009  (2654)

There are Socialists and Communists in the White House  10/15/2009  (3289)

Send Money to ACORN Now!  9/19/2009  (3034)

The Moral Blindness of Glenn Beck  8/11/2009  (3128)

The Media Creation of Whacko Conservatism  7/30/2009  (2996)

Seven Pentecostal Mountains and Sarah Palin  7/16/2009  (3153)

Major Media Unfairly Presents Anti-Abortion Rhetoric  6/3/2009  (3097)

You Can Get Killed in a Public Church  6/2/2009  (3182)

Historical Jesus Theories: Bringing on the Reign of God  5/20/2009  (3514)

It's Not Socialism, It's Insanity  5/20/2009  (2986)

When Life Begins is Not at all Clear  5/19/2009  (3218)

The Political Use of Torture  4/25/2009  (3014)

Jesus is Not Some Phony Spook  4/22/2009  (2919)

Poisoned Waters, Chicken Shit and Smart Growth  4/21/2009  (3163)

The Significance of the Killing of Robert F. Kennedy  4/13/2009  (3145)

The Last Book by Neuhaus: America is Babylon  4/10/2009  (3381)

About the New Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships  4/9/2009  (3109)

Seeing the Truth about God and Economy  4/2/2009  (3300)

Big Bankers as Terrorists  3/23/2009  (3277)

Without Trust, No Economy  3/19/2009  (3132)

Exposing the Dual Structure of American Governance  3/19/2009  (3042)

Another Big Book on Justice  3/17/2009  (3054)

Why Pastors Need to Understand Rush Limbaugh  3/16/2009  (3112)

The Freeman Affair and the Israel Lobby  3/16/2009  (3134)

Uncreative Destruction  3/16/2009  (3148)

Some Truth about Income Tax Rates  3/13/2009  (3470)

Cultural Redemption: The Jewish-Arab Peace Song  3/13/2009  (3468)

The Poor Reputation of Evangelicals around the World  3/13/2009  (3193)

They have Stolen Our Language  3/11/2009  (3235)

CNBC: Mouthpiece for Business Ideology  3/11/2009  (3015)

Why Habermas?  3/11/2009  (3115)

Sex in God's Family  3/8/2009  (3303)


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Apocalypse: Life Beyond Empire and Environmental Destruction
9/9/2013

Barbara Rossing speaks about the book of Revelation and environmental justice in the video below. She sees Revelation providing a vision of "life beyond empire" not somewhere else in some spiritualized world, but right here in the midst of our current cosmos. Here is a bible-based critique of the "Left Behind" view of the end-times, a view invented in the 19th century. She will speak at St Mark Lutheran Church in Salem, Oregon, October 3-6, 2013.






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