Rev. Seth Wispelwey is getting ready to launch a new podcast: F3 That: Faith. Fantasy. Football. (Sometimes All at Once). He is Directing Minister of Restoration Village Arts in Charlottesville, and a fan of the New York Giants and playing fantasy football.
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The NFL Is a Fundamentalist Church. And the Anthem Is Its Worship Song
The NFL holds Sunday church services for half the year, with various revivals during the other six months. In various intersecting ways, those four spiritualities are integrated as liturgy during every service. And the national anthem is its worship song.
Colombia's "People of the Land" Call Out for Justice ... And Some of Us Are Listening
Colombia's campesinos ("people of the land") — peasants, farmers and artisanal miners, the indigenous — are calling out for an end to the exploitation and environmental destruction of their lifelong territories and homes.
They call out for a restoration of their livelihoods. Greed and violence punishing their land is also visited upon the campesinos themselves, leaving them dead, disappeared or disenfranchised as one of the world's largest internally displaced people groups.
The campesinos of Colombia have come together and called out.
Will we listen?
Will we locate our own story in theirs?
Will justice be done? Are we willing to work for it?