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Grace, Magic, and Hard Work
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

If animals are being abused in factory farms and the immigrants who work in those places are treated like animals, it makes it difficult to sit down to enjoy a feast much less mindlessly consume the cheap food ...

Seven Ways Home
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 3:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jill Shook Despite foreclosures and rising poverty, there are models -- lots of them -- to help put decent housing within reach. ...

Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the single most crazy shopping day in the United States. All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday af ...

Make Something Money Can't Buy (Glue Gun Optional)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Since the early 1990s, a guerrilla campaign has been waged by ...

Celebrate 'Buy Nothing Day' with 'Make Something Day'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Americans head for the shopping malls for a ritual known as Black Friday, called such as it's a day when many retailers move from the red (losses) into th ...

The Upside to the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The first line in Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two ...

Pagan Rituals in Broad Daylight
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> I recently saw a promo piece on The History Channel for their sh ...

Energy, Consumerism, and the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last year, America spent $700 billion on oil imported from the M ...

Repent, the End is Near!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all familiar with the crazy-looking street preacher in some public square haranguing ever ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last week at North Park Theological Seminary , we conducted o ...

Two Options for Weathering Economic Storms: Wealth or Simplicity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The present financial crisis facing our nation is sure to touch ...

Fomenting a Fair Trade Chocolate Revolution
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

During a recent trip to Seattle, I took a tour of <a href="http://www.theochocolate.com/">Theo Chocolate</a>, the first and only organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the United Sta ...

Greed in the Economy: It's the Morality, Sinner
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Everyone has heard the famous phrase, att ...

Exploitation Isn't Kosher
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://kosherfood.about.com/od/guidetokosherfoodlabels/ss/symbols.htm"></a>Kosher law forbids you from boiling a calf in its mother's milk. But how are human mother ...

Exploitation Isn't Kosher
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://kosherfood.about.com/od/guidetokosherfoodlabels/ss/symbols.htm"></a>Kosher law forbids you from boiling a calf in its mother's milk. But how are human mother ...

In Praise of the Dishonest Manager
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>One of Jesus' most in-your-face stories, and a personal favorite of mine, is the Parable of the Dishonest Manager in <A title=http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=76525043 href="http://bible.oremu ...

The Year of Living Biblically: Interview with Author A.J. Jacobs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In church one day, my pastor asked us to raise our hands if we believed in what the Bible said. The right answer seemed pretty obvious, and the whole congregation and I raised our hands. Then ...

Green Greed
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Environmental consciousness <I>seems</I> to be gaining momentum with increasing numbers of "eco-friendly" products out there from organic bath towels to hybrid cars. ...

Creative Cures for the Common Christmas
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A few years ago I remember a pastor friend telling me they tried something a little different for their Christmas services. Instead of the usual holiday d&eacute;cor and clutter of the sa ...

What Would Jesus Buy?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://www.stratecomm.net/~fritz/gallery/revbilly"></A>I became aware of <A href="http://www.revbilly.com/">Rev. Billy</A> last year throu ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Slowing the Electric Slide Toward Global Warming
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href=http://blogactionday.org target="_blank"></a></p> Perhaps I am dumb, but I had never connected flicking a switch to tur ...