Posted on May 23rd, 2013 in Bangladesh
, cultural change
, embodied faith
, ethical living
, garment workers
, Kingdom of God
, local food
, Western culture
Significant lifestyle changes (or even small changes) for the good of our earth and its inhabitants become sustainable and adoptable by a large population only when communal values change enough that healthier, more humane practices become the norm. Bi...
Posted on May 22nd, 2013 in Bangladesh
, Christian responses to suffering
, garment factories
, garment workers
, original sin
, the twelve steps
I approach buying clothes for my children with the same compulsive attention to my kids’ individual needs and wants that I bring to Christmas gift buying. Focused attention to my kids’ clothing needs is, for me, as much an embodiment of mat...
Posted on May 14th, 2013 in Christianity
, living well with less
, simple living
All of our stuff can distract and overwhelm us, but it can also provide context. Our clutter can remind us that matter matters, that the bodies we inhabit and tend, the food we make and eat, the clothes and toys and mementos made or given or used with ...
Posted on May 8th, 2013 in agnosticism
, Christian Wiman
, My Bright Abyss
We Christians are sometimes taken to task for the way that we, when embroiled in difficult conversations about whether or not God exists, chalk things up to “mystery.” Our atheist/agnostic conversation partners see this (rightly, in some ca...
Posted on May 7th, 2013 in abortion
, progressive Christian position on abortion
, progressive Christianity
, Rachel Held Evans
, reproductive technology
Blogger/author Rachel Held Evans wrote an excellent post last week titled Why Progressive Christians Should Care About Abortion. She traced her own history, from embracing an evangelical pro-life stance to her gradual understanding of abortion’s ...