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Where Your Tax Dollar Goes  4/18/2017  (46)

Talking It Through  4/15/2017  (53)

False Community Consciousness and Local Radio  4/1/2017  (72)

Politicians Can Use Nostalgia to Manipulate the Minds and Hearts of People  3/31/2017  (69)

Two Forms of Governance: Big Corporations Want to Snoop about Your Internet Behavior  3/27/2017  (78)

Obamacare is Not Imploding, Can Be Improved  3/24/2017  (94)

The Soul-Sucking, Attention-Eating Black Hole of the Trump Presidency  3/24/2017  (94)

An Avalanche of Absurdities: Chris Hedges on the Rise of Trump and American Fascism  3/21/2017  (97)

Of Course Obama Wiretapped Trump  3/21/2017  (104)

Trump Glorifies American Militarism with German Leader, Embarrassing Himself  3/18/2017  (107)

Most of Trump's Voters are Not Poor, but Regular Old Republicans  3/18/2017  (103)

Robert Mercer and Big Money Chose Trump to be President, not the People  3/17/2017  (116)

Stirring Up Muslim Hatred; The Need for a New Election  3/16/2017  (104)

Old Republican Tactic: Stoke Fear of Crime  3/13/2017  (139)

White People are Hurting Themselves  3/11/2017  (137)

Basic Civics Lesson for Libertarians  3/8/2017  (144)

Public Trust: Post-truth is Pre-fascim  3/8/2017  (211)

Martin Marty Center Publishes Column in Support of Disgraced White Nationalist, Milo Yiannopoulos  2/28/2017  (221)

Trump is Not a Normal Politician and Was Not Elected Fair and Square  2/21/2017  (461)

Trump is Using Immigrants as a Political Scapegoat: Very Bad  2/20/2017  (205)

To Dominate Politics, Business Needs Religious Extremism  2/13/2017  (223)

No Vision or Leadership from National Council of Churches  2/9/2017  (248)

Post-Factual Politics  2/8/2017  (229)

Trump May Want a Terrorist Attack  2/7/2017  (246)

For the Right Wing: Only Christians Deserve Religious Freedom  2/6/2017  (210)

Where Are the Reverends in Justice Movements?  2/3/2017  (278)

Trump is Centralizing Power: Resist Fascism  1/30/2017  (306)

Cry for Our Country: Spontaneous Demonstrations across America  1/28/2017  (276)

Truth in the Trump Era  1/23/2017  (299)

"We Will Not Go Away, Welcome to Your First Day"  1/21/2017  (313)

Violence, Racism, Authoritarianism Characterize Trump's Inaugural Speech  1/21/2017  (365)

First Things Doesn't Like that Trump Surrounds Himself with Prosperity Gospelers, Snake Oil Salesmen  1/17/2017  (358)

Newt Gingrich Gets Trump Wrong: Why Southerners Hate the Federal Government  12/27/2016  (324)

From Peace on Earth to an Election Based on Violence  12/23/2016  (338)

Bill O'Reilly Admits the Truth: For Republicans Elections are All about Race  12/23/2016  (396)

No Mandate for Trump, Says Jeff Merkley  12/22/2016  (350)

2010 Prediction: White People with Self-destructive Fantasies will Elect a Figure Like Trump  12/17/2016  (323)

Gore Vidal on Ayn Rand: God is "I"  12/14/2016  (314)

Russian Atheistic Ideas Now Dominate the American Political System  12/14/2016  (274)

Trump Over Performed the Most in Counties with the Highest Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Mortality Rates  12/9/2016  (296)

Back to the Catacombs for the Real Church  12/8/2016  (337)

A Prayer for Standing Rock  11/12/2016  (310)

Trump Will Be Impeached within a Year  11/11/2016  (348)

David Brooks on the Authoritarian Anti-Politics of Trump  11/10/2016  (329)

An Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Begins with Protesters in Streets Nationwide  11/10/2016  (326)

Hillary Lost Because of Her Husband's Economic Policies  11/9/2016  (345)

Evangelicals Elect a Racist Pervert as President  11/9/2016  (373)

Very Serious National Decline  11/9/2016  (335)

The Silly Controversy about Hillary's Emails  11/7/2016  (341)

Trump Offers to Rescue Lower Income White People in a Secular Rapture  11/2/2016  (313)

The Crisis of Conservative Intellectuals  11/1/2016  (355)

James Comey Should Resign or Be Fired  10/30/2016  (343)

Traveling Luther's Life 500 Years Later  10/24/2016  (374)

The Death of Tom Hayden  10/24/2016  (368)

False Superiority Syndrome: A Terrible Disease of the European White Mind  7/22/2016  (690)

Delusion: Ben Carson Thinks Saul Alinsky Worshipped the Devil  7/20/2016  (493)

Understanding the Context for Preaching  7/16/2016  (481)

Journalists Must Treat Trump Differently  7/15/2016  (467)

Reading Grace in History through a Black Lens  6/26/2016  (474)

A Dark Day for the UK  6/24/2016  (488)

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Has Got to Go to Unite Democrats Against the Racist, Trump  5/27/2016  (552)

John Caputo On Divine Sovereignty and the Weakness of God  5/23/2016  (491)

A Corrupt Form of Christianity is Destroying the Republican Party  4/5/2016  (629)

President Obama: 'We are Easter People'  3/31/2016  (591)

Evangelicals are Not Voting Trump, Jacksonians Are  3/31/2016  (577)

The Modern War on Drugs Began as Nixon's Racist Assault on Black People  3/24/2016  (590)

Listen to a Black Man Standing Silently at a Trump Rally  3/15/2016  (588)

Who Should be President? Strict Father or Nurturing Parent  3/3/2016  (626)

Trump is a Fraud Who is Playing the American People as Suckers, Says Romney  3/3/2016  (710)

Asked about Donald Trump's Wall, Pope Francis Suggests He 'Is Not Christian'  2/18/2016  (636)

How the Portland Media Help Make Domestic Terrorists into Heroes  2/6/2016  (597)

Flint, Michigan: Death Camp City  1/22/2016  (649)

Privatization of Public Land is a Bad Idea  1/22/2016  (684)

Peace Lutheran in Burns, Oregon, Requests Prayers  1/20/2016  (735)

How the Iraq War Created ISIS: Crucial Information for Understanding Terrorism  12/6/2015  (737)

Leading Republican Candidate Donald Trump: How Stupid are the People of Iowa?  11/13/2015  (690)

CNN Repeats Stupid Claim by Pew Research that Religious 'Nones' Dominate Democratic Party  11/5/2015  (705)

First Things has become Relevant to Only One Region of the Country: the South  11/2/2015  (735)

Tell Ben Carson to Give Up His Presidential Campaign  10/27/2015  (729)

Corporate-Funded Think Tanks have Created an Angry, Destructive Politics  10/24/2015  (683)

Protestants Need a Pope  9/30/2015  (755)

R.R. Reno at First Things is Disappointed by Pope Francis  9/25/2015  (818)

Matt Taibbi on the GOP Clown Car  8/15/2015  (874)

Pray to be Filled with Awe and Contemplation  8/12/2015  (813)

Jurgen Habermas: A New Possibility for Europe  7/21/2015  (981)

The Republican Party has become an Agent of Southern Religion, Racism and Anti-Unionism  7/20/2015  (813)

Historic Day: Gay Marriage Affirmed by Supreme Court in All 50 States  6/26/2015  (814)

Gun Manufacturers Cannot Be Christian says Pope Francis  6/22/2015  (892)

Pope Francis Teaches Us about Climate Change and the Moral Imperative to Act  6/20/2015  (921)

Cornel West Wows a Conservative University Audience  5/4/2015  (1115)

Police Violence in Baltimore  4/29/2015  (1134)

Bonhoeffer's Vision: An Outcast Church on the Margins of Society  4/25/2015  (979)

The Debate Over Cornel West  4/21/2015  (1008)

Nebraska Doesn't Believe in the Free Market for Its Electricity  3/29/2015  (1070)

The New Political Mission of the Historic Protestant Church  3/16/2015  (1063)

When Fascism Comes to America; What Love of Country Really Means  3/1/2015  (1091)

Senators Marco Rubio and Joni Ernst Don't Know the Difference between Sunni and Shia Islam  2/28/2015  (1739)

The Shameful Media Attack on John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes  2/18/2015  (1520)

Francis Says God Loves the Marginalized  2/16/2015  (1041)

Rand Paul Disqualifies Himself  2/4/2015  (1094)

Oxfam Report: How the Wealthy Get Their Money by Not Working or Paying Taxes  1/26/2015  (1067)

John Boehner Wants The U.S. to go to War with Iran  1/21/2015  (1083)

Martin Luther on Charlie Hebdo: Sick Secularism and Billy Graham  1/14/2015  (3089)

Whose Speech is Actually Free?  1/14/2015  (1142)

Historic Protestant Speech is Not Free in America Today  1/14/2015  (1303)

Wall Street has Bought Itself a Congress  12/15/2014  (1115)

Democrats Move to Encourage an Elizabeth Warren Candidancy  12/10/2014  (1133)

Iowa Lutherans: Don't Vote for Joni Ernst  10/27/2014  (2499)

Wendell Berry and Incarnational Theology  10/21/2014  (1359)

Did God Kill Jesus? Moltmann on Anticipated Terror and Joy  10/10/2014  (1333)

Stop the Oil Train Bombs  10/2/2014  (1326)

The Terrible Self-Righteousness of George Weigel at First Things  9/19/2014  (1335)

Violence All Across the World, including Ferguson, Missouri  8/15/2014  (1344)

Reagan's View of History Still Prevails  8/15/2014  (1297)

Nick Hanauer: Beware, Fellow Plutocrats, the Pitchforks are Coming  8/13/2014  (1328)

Blowing Up Jonah: The Political Use of Religious Symbols  8/12/2014  (1444)

Listen to Rabbi Henry Siegman on Gaza: Killing Innocents  8/1/2014  (1278)

The Lost Iraq War  7/30/2014  (1269)

It is Not Anti-Semitic to Question Israel's Right to Exist as an Ethnic State   7/24/2014  (1230)

Republicans Elect Mark Walker: A Racist, Blasphemous, Baptist Pastor  7/23/2014  (1700)

There is No Religious Left  7/22/2014  (1241)

Crisis in Ukraine: A Bit of Background  7/18/2014  (1189)

Teachers Turn Against Obama  7/12/2014  (1396)

The Trouble With Brain Science  7/12/2014  (1291)

The Roman Catholic Supreme Court Decides What is 'Sincere' Religious Belief   7/1/2014  (1346)

Karl Polanyi and the Stark Utopianism of Market Fundamentalism  7/1/2014  (1359)

Corporate Provided Health Care Has To Go  6/30/2014  (1285)

Brookings Report on Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives  4/25/2014  (1368)

Coal Train Crisis Abates   4/16/2014  (1409)

Gay Marriage Ban Ending in England and Wales on Saturday  3/29/2014  (1408)

Obama Should Have Prosecuted the Bush Administration for War Crimes  3/28/2014  (1412)

A False Gospel: Corporate Christianity  3/27/2014  (1388)

Koch Brothers are Creating Their Own Political Party  1/26/2014  (1539)

Social Justice in New York City  1/1/2014  (1548)

God is a God of Freedom: Pope Francis and Liberation Theology  12/21/2013  (1548)

America, America, the Country that Kills Its Prophets  11/23/2013  (1719)

Thinking about a New Protestantism  11/21/2013  (1575)

Hysterical Anti-Communism: Billy Graham Urged the Killing of a Million Vietnamese  11/21/2013  (2377)

The Next President will be a Woman and a Methodist, but not Hillary  11/11/2013  (1582)

Regular Republicans are Beginning to Reject Their Leaders  11/11/2013  (1546)

Pastors: Help Your People Understand Obamacare  11/6/2013  (1618)

Mothers and Grandmothers on Abortion  11/5/2013  (1696)

Why Obamacare is a Political Con Job  10/30/2013  (1755)

Very Disturbing Governance by Media Manipulation  10/4/2013  (1818)

A Reformation Pope  10/2/2013  (1685)

When the Big Money Mafia Rule  10/1/2013  (1739)

Obama Wins Shutdown Battle  10/1/2013  (1882)

Samantha Power: Protection of the Innocent  9/11/2013  (1868)

Pope Francis to Meet with Gustavo Gutierrez, Founder of Liberation Theology  9/11/2013  (1833)

Apocalypse: Life Beyond Empire and Environmental Destruction  9/9/2013  (1724)

Joining Obama Against Himself?  9/5/2013  (1844)

Arab Spring: Transfer of Power in Syria  9/4/2013  (1800)

Religious Conflict in the History of Syria  9/3/2013  (1783)

Hunger Games: The Divide and Conquer Marketing Strategy of Fox News  8/7/2013  (2003)

The Terrible Mendacity of Stanley Kurtz  8/5/2013  (2289)

Obama Speaks on Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case  7/19/2013  (1801)

Summer Heat: Elders Called to Engage in Civil Disobedience  7/18/2013  (1864)

Business Predators Must Be Forced to Stop Their Damaging Behavior  5/26/2013  (2027)

Pastors Create Public Consciousness  5/26/2013  (1923)

Kathyrn Tanner: The Social Trinity and Politics  5/26/2013  (2010)

Obama Failed to Appoint Competent IRS Leaders  5/22/2013  (2084)

Occupy Theology: Obama has Broken the Hearts of the Young  5/20/2013  (1830)

Corporate Conspiracy Theories in Pastoral Consciousness  5/17/2013  (2010)

The Gosnell Verdict and Abortion Politics  5/16/2013  (2276)

False Equivalence, the IRS, and the Right's Persecution Complex  5/15/2013  (1996)

The NRA: Southern Political Terrorism  5/14/2013  (1935)

Public Violence  4/17/2013  (1793)

A Teacher is Raised  4/8/2013  (1844)

Stop Coal Exports  3/27/2013  (1912)

Health Care Hogs Drive Up Costs  3/27/2013  (1815)

Manufactured Landscapes  3/23/2013  (1888)

About Death Camp Thinking  3/22/2013  (1859)

Marriage Equality Goes Mainstream  3/21/2013  (1912)

Hope for the New Pope  3/14/2013  (1974)

The End of a Catholic Moment  3/12/2013  (1937)

Wealth Inequality is Much Worse than Most People Believe   3/11/2013  (1966)

The Government is Making Us Old  3/11/2013  (2156)

Fairness Now Means to Tax the Rich More  12/10/2012  (2008)

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness:THE NEW JIM CROW  11/14/2012  (2119)

A Victory for Life  11/7/2012  (1865)

Romney is Not a Christian  11/5/2012  (2108)

It's Not Theology that is Utopian Today, It's the Market Fundamentalists Like Romney  10/17/2012  (2455)

Why Does Romney Focus So Much On Apology?  9/12/2012  (2027)

A Way of Speaking that Wins Elections  9/6/2012  (1962)

Compared to Other Nations, America is Under-Taxed and More Unequal  8/31/2012  (1984)

Obedience, Not Liberty, is Highest Value for Real Conservatives  8/28/2012  (2052)

Romney Degrades Himself with Welfare Ad  8/28/2012  (2015)

Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All  8/3/2012  (2101)

Michele Bachmann: Say Stupid Things, Make Lots of Money  8/1/2012  (2035)

The Trees are Falling  7/14/2012  (2182)

President's Social Darwinism Comment Stirs Up Business Elite  4/16/2012  (2127)

Today is My Last Day at Goldman Sachs  3/14/2012  (2159)

Creation is Broken: Against Utopian Conservatives  3/9/2012  (2132)

Women have Spoken: The End of Rush Limbaugh  3/9/2012  (2122)

Nazism and Public Schools: Catholic Bishops Want Public Money for Their Own Schools  2/25/2012  (2608)

The Cynical Use of Religion by Economic Elites  2/23/2012  (2617)

The Continuing Attack by Religious Right against Mainline Christianity  2/22/2012  (2315)

A Phony Public Theology  2/22/2012  (2121)

Naming the Enemy: Biological Fundamentalism  2/17/2012  (2128)

Social Policy in Pastoral Consciousness: Who Should Serve the 'Poor'?  2/16/2012  (2189)

Bishops Reject Obama Compromise, the Devil is Forcing Birth Control  2/14/2012  (2161)

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It  2/13/2012  (2129)

Romney Believes Constitution is Divine  2/11/2012  (2188)

Santorum Reveals His Political Philosophy with Comment on French Revolution  2/10/2012  (4802)

Legal Aspects of the Contraception Debate  2/9/2012  (2186)

Catholic Bishops Want Freedom to Oppress Women  2/8/2012  (2593)

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism, A Very Helpful Discussion  1/26/2012  (4582)

Wall Street to be Investigated  1/25/2012  (2533)

Obama Tells Truth about Economy  12/7/2011  (2143)

God Demands Justice  11/17/2011  (2122)

Understanding Protest Movements  11/15/2011  (2102)

Chris Hedges: People Have Finally Woken Up  10/8/2011  (2169)

A New Economic Strategy for Wall Street Protests  10/5/2011  (2196)

Wall Street Occupation Protest - Live Video  9/26/2011  (2218)

Tens of Thousands Protest in Israel; Citizens of the USA Should Also Hit the Streets  8/7/2011  (2266)

A Day of Blasphemy: Governor Rick Perry's Prayer Festival  8/5/2011  (2460)

Wall Street Hates the Tea Party  8/4/2011  (2292)

The Instability of the American Political System  7/27/2011  (2361)

Fukuyama on The Origins of Political Order  4/15/2011  (2323)

Obama Punches Back  4/13/2011  (2418)

Punish the Poor  4/9/2011  (2503)

Facing the Reality of Conflict and the Problem with Liberal Neutrality  3/21/2011  (2424)

The Republican Attack on Poor Women  2/20/2011  (2424)

A Real Spirit of Peace  2/11/2011  (2320)

Public Lies about Tax Cuts  2/10/2011  (2400)

The People Own the Streets  2/2/2011  (2412)

Political Violence Works  1/13/2011  (2532)

Religion as a Matter of Political Calculation  12/24/2010  (2624)

Tea Party Leader Says Methodist Church is the Religious Arm of Socialism   12/20/2010  (2682)

Bottom-up History: The Commoners of Atwood  12/13/2010  (2426)

Patriotic Millionaires Support Increase in Their OwnTaxes  12/10/2010  (2489)

Democrats Elected a Republican President  12/9/2010  (2448)

Obama Agrees to Increase Obscene Levels of Inequality  12/9/2010  (2339)

The Unemployed are Actual, Real People  12/3/2010  (2519)

A Deep Sense of Bewilderment and Betrayal  12/2/2010  (2523)

Chalmers Johnson Dies, Military Writer Who Told the Truth  11/21/2010  (2504)

Should the Rich Rule?  11/3/2010  (2365)

The Liberation Theology of Abraham Lincoln  10/12/2010  (2507)

Mass Psychosis as a Pastoral Concern  9/24/2010  (2573)

Glenn Beck and Apostolic Authority  8/31/2010  (2457)

A Moving Event  7/19/2010  (2402)

Gay Marriage to Become Law of the Land  6/21/2010  (2434)

Facing Death at the Center of Life  6/14/2010  (2488)

Rand Paul Exposes Tea Party Racism in Libertarianism  5/20/2010  (2612)

Equal Freedom: The Obama Doctrine  5/7/2010  (2791)

The Last Protestant is Leaving  4/9/2010  (2550)

Economics in Pastoral Consciousness  3/14/2010  (2642)

The Strategic Consciousness of the Protestant Pastor  3/1/2010  (2595)

Memesis and the Culture of Personal Crisis  2/15/2010  (2805)

Watch Out for that Communist Folk Music  1/22/2010  (2777)

The Political Cross at Xmas  12/23/2009  (2690)

There are Socialists and Communists in the White House  10/15/2009  (3328)

Send Money to ACORN Now!  9/19/2009  (3068)

The Moral Blindness of Glenn Beck  8/11/2009  (3160)

The Media Creation of Whacko Conservatism  7/30/2009  (3021)

Seven Pentecostal Mountains and Sarah Palin  7/16/2009  (3184)

Major Media Unfairly Presents Anti-Abortion Rhetoric  6/3/2009  (3124)

You Can Get Killed in a Public Church  6/2/2009  (3222)

Historical Jesus Theories: Bringing on the Reign of God  5/20/2009  (3544)

It's Not Socialism, It's Insanity  5/20/2009  (3032)

When Life Begins is Not at all Clear  5/19/2009  (3255)

The Political Use of Torture  4/25/2009  (3049)

Jesus is Not Some Phony Spook  4/22/2009  (2966)

Poisoned Waters, Chicken Shit and Smart Growth  4/21/2009  (3196)

The Significance of the Killing of Robert F. Kennedy  4/13/2009  (3184)

The Last Book by Neuhaus: America is Babylon  4/10/2009  (3416)

About the New Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships  4/9/2009  (3137)

Seeing the Truth about God and Economy  4/2/2009  (3333)

Big Bankers as Terrorists  3/23/2009  (3312)

Without Trust, No Economy  3/19/2009  (3159)

Exposing the Dual Structure of American Governance  3/19/2009  (3074)

Another Big Book on Justice  3/17/2009  (3090)

Why Pastors Need to Understand Rush Limbaugh  3/16/2009  (3145)

The Freeman Affair and the Israel Lobby  3/16/2009  (3164)

Uncreative Destruction  3/16/2009  (3192)

Some Truth about Income Tax Rates  3/13/2009  (3506)

Cultural Redemption: The Jewish-Arab Peace Song  3/13/2009  (3496)

The Poor Reputation of Evangelicals around the World  3/13/2009  (3227)

They have Stolen Our Language  3/11/2009  (3274)

CNBC: Mouthpiece for Business Ideology  3/11/2009  (3046)

Why Habermas?  3/11/2009  (3153)

Sex in God's Family  3/8/2009  (3343)


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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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