On this Valentines day, here is a short meditation on dealing with relational destruction. Clearly I’m a cheery one. Actually, this is provoked by my annoyance with the recent ubiquity of Adele’s song, which I find insidious. Considering that Saint Valentine was martyred––a witness to the truth––I think he would agree with the need for […]
Here is a brief break from the usual kind of post, because in the past couple of months I found a couple videos that are too good not to share. Riley, a young, thoughtful feminist on marketing and gender: And Econ Stories has a number of spoken word/hip hop videos explaining Hayek and Keynes, and […]
This guest post by David Horstkoetter and the previous post come from the recent panel discussion hosted by the new Political Theologies Seminar at Marquette University. The seminar is interested in theologies that intersect with contemporary political, social, economic, and cultural life. Participating faculty are Dr. D. Stephen Long and Emeritus Fr. Thomas Hughson and […]
I want to be very clear here that I do not mean to trivialize death and cancer. Pancreatic cancer is particularly vicious. It is remarkable that Steve Jobs lasted as long as he did. Maybe due to the remarkable amount of money he had — after all, he was able to take up a residence […]
Not until very recently did I quite grasp Stanley Hauerwas’s somewhat famous sentence “Best is not a theological category.” It never quite made sense to me. It never struck me as false humility, even though a latent suspicion still remained. I mean, really, who says that in response to being named America’s best theologian in […]
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only […]
Thomas previously gave a meditation on why title the blog “Justice Outside the City.” Here are a few thoughts of my own on the title. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. A year to the day before King was killed, he gave a speech at Riverside Church: “Beyond Vietnam — A Time to […]
In this interview, Gary Dorrien discusses the contemporary economic crisis, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s economic perspective, and constructive theological responses to empire, including the implementation of his own theories of economic democracy.
“Everyone in This Room is Now Dumber for Having Listened to [Him]” : Setting Straight the Insanity of Glenn Beck on James Cone and Black Liberation Theology
In this essay David Horstkoetter sets straight the false narrative by Glenn Beck on James Cone, black liberation theology, and the gospel.