Posts tagged "economy"

Economic “Stuckness”

Dan Schultz, at Religion Dispatches, on why we've got a "stuck" economy:
Now, the religious message is that it is God who provides the newness to move things along. Specifically, according to Brueggemann, God provides a risky and "just enough" economic alternative to the madness of the market idolatry. But take out the God piece, and...

Gay Marriage Culture War

“New careers on both sides will grow out of this,” says Michael Cromartie, director of the Evangelical Studies Project at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. There’s little — ok, no — religious nuance in Alan Cooperman‘s Washington Post report on the “institutionalization” of “both sides” in the gay marriage dispute, but Cooperman does follow the money — in terms of...

Clock Watchers

The “Readings” section of the Harper’s February edition points The Revealer toward this peculiar prayer: Father God, we ask your blessings on our economic world: Bless those in governments and banks…. Give them an understanding of economic forces and the mechanics of wealth creation; that they may produce laws and regulation which give freedom for people to create wealth....