Carolyn Baker: Preparing Emotionally for the Coming Chaos

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“The external growth of a budding economy is over. The focus on growth now needs to be on the inner world.” Carolyn Baker’s Navigating the Coming Chaos is a toolkit to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the collapse of industrial civilization now underway. First build an “internal bunker,” she suggests, to begin healing the fear, grief and despair that immobilize many people in our “culture of numbness.” From that foundation, she invites us to look at who our allies are ? people, places, possessions. Carolyn observes that many people experience a level of joy by doing this work (Episode 225). Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The Whole House of Cards Is Coming Down

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June 17, 2012

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Cynthia Moe-Lobeda: A Spirituality of Resistance

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When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Encounter (2010)

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The Encounter is an inspirational and intriguing faith-filled family drama about 5 people who are brought faced to face with Jesus and encouraged to examine the true condition of their lives.

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The Visual Bible – The Gospel Of Matthew

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The Visual Bible: Matthew

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The Visual Bible: Matthew is a 1993 motion picture portraying the life of Jesus as it is found in the Gospel of Matthew. The complete Gospel is presented word-for-word based on the New International Version of the Bible. It was directed by South African film maker Regardt van den Bergh and stars veteran actor Richard Kiley in the role of St. Matthew (who narrates the movie) and newcomer Bruce Marchiano as Jesus, Gerrit Schoonhoven as Peter.[1][2] Marchiano portrays Jesus as having a sense of humour.[3] Continue reading

“… on Earth as it is in Heaven” by Philip A. Farruggio

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Feb. 27, 2012

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It matters not if there is the heaven as our religions describe it. Yet, there must be something more vital and more sustained than what we now exist in. Why? Well, look around you, and study history. All we find is that there have, it seems, always been those among us who wanted more and more. Whether wealth was determined by how much gold, silver, or whatever the precious material was that everyone sought after, there was always (sadly) the haves and the have nots. Continue reading

Moyers and Company: Poet Christian Wiman on Love, Faith, and Cancer

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February 24, 2012

Bill Moyers has a moving conversation with acclaimed poet and Poetry Magazine editor Christian Wiman about how finding true love and being diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer reignited his religious passion as well as his creative expression.

“When we think of our memories, they’re moments of intensity. Whether they were sorrowful or happy, moments of great loneliness or moments of great communion — we live for these moments in our life.

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Acts of Love by Chris Hedges

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Feb. 20, 2012

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Love, the deepest human commitment, the force that defies empirical examination and yet is the defining and most glorious element in human life, the love between two people, between children and parents, between friends, between partners, reminds us of why we have been created for our brief sojourns on the planet. Those who cannot love—and I have seen these deformed human beings in the wars and conflicts I covered—are spiritually and emotionally dead. They affirm themselves through destruction, first of others and then, finally, of themselves. Those incapable of love never live.

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“War” on Iraq in perspective: The developing US imperialism and demonocracy by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
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Nov. 16, 2010
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The military invasion and occupation of Iraq is examined within the context of US imperialism. The dual nature of US politico-economic system is identified as an imperialism-democracy complex, with international imperialism and domestic capitalist democracy being its essential and interacting components. Some general laws of this imperialism-democracy complex are also proposed and it is shown how imperialism leads to the transformation of democracy into demonocracy, at its higher stages of development, like that of the US. The specific facts of the great conspiracy of the invasion, occupation, plunder, and robbery of the fabulous oil and other resources of Iraq, are placed and examined within that context. Continue reading

Dr. Michael Rydelnik: My Search for Messiah

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For Christians (followers of Christ), Jesus is at the center of everything they believe. As a Jewish young man, Michael Rydelnik refused to even consider Jesus’ claim to be the promised Messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures. But when his own mother, a Holocaust survivor, revealed to her family that she now believed in Jesus, it divided their family.

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“What are you going to do about it?” by Jason Miller

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June 12, 2010

Two weeks ago, as I was figuratively staggering through the worst existential pummeling I’ve endured since my self-imposed sentence to Dante’s Inferno in the early 90’s, I had a profound (recovering) alcoholic’s moment of clarity.

Alone and grappling with the unwelcome silence of solitude, my mind conjured remembrances of sad and broken people pouring out their souls to other equally broken people, smoke lingering so heavily in the air that one could readily “catch” cancer without taking a drag from a cigarette, the comforting aroma of coffee (a recovering addict’s best friend) wafting through the air , streams of tears flowing like tiny rivers whose headwaters had emerged from the thunderstorms of human pain, raw emotions unflinchingly revealed to a pack of strangers (where does that happen besides AA?), obliterated dreams and shattered lives vividly displayed in Technicolor supported by Dolby Sound, and enough street psychology espoused that an industrious writer could have readily filled the shelves of Barnes and Nobles’ self-help section.

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Spiritual determination finds ways to overcome obstacles and adversity by Jason Miller

by Jason Miller
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June 1, 2010

MLK embodied the immense power that spirituality brings to a social justice movement….

Preface: While I recognize that there are many atheists in the Animal Rights Movement who adhere to veganism, and that people of many different religions and philosophies advocate and fight for nonhuman animals, my personal spirituality is the backbone of my veganism and my activism. I want to make it clear that I’m not questioning the commitment of vegans or activists who aren’t spiritual and I also want to clarify that I am not a theologian. I merely want to use this essay as a vehicle to comment on the nature of my spirituality and to express the immensity of the strength it provides me.

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Beyond Theism and On with Evolution: Part One by Eileen Fleming

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29 May, 2010

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Theism: belief in the existence of a god or gods; specifically a belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of the human race and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the world. -Merriam Webster

“Any god who can be killed ought to be killed.”- Clifford Stanley, Episcopal Priest and Professor of Theology

I “got the message this morning, the one that was sent to me” [Bob Dylan] and although the topic of the conversation with the Editor of Salem-News.com was not on this topic, what Tim King wrote read like the voice of God speaking to me: Continue reading