Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"This is my blood" and the fruit of the earth

"I think that any sermon on the salvation of the soul, on love of the poor, any so-called eucharistic ritual, any evangelical discourse that doesn't concern itself with saving the earth and its natural resources, is perverted. How can certain men and women repeat the words "This is my body, this is my blood" over the fruit of the earth with out worrying about how long that earth will remain fruitful? What are these men and women talking about?"- Luce Irigaray (1983)

Wow. This is great. Personal salvation, corporate worship, and social action must coordinate with preservation of creation or it all equals non-sense. I'm all about the Eucharist, but this really put it in a different frame. I think I really should become a farmer to understand the gospel (and why did Jesus pick fishermen anyway when he's always talking agriculture?)

Christian Politics?

Some great posts on christian politics, or on not always as christian as we might think.

"Not Voting" as an Act of Christian Discernment- by Dave Fitch
Changing the Wind?- over at Jesus Manifesto
Advise Everyone...Endorse No One- by Shane Claiborne

Monday, July 21, 2008


Posting these days gets more difficult, esp. with learning German and working on some articles. Although I have set up a facebook account, finally, and mostly living through that cyber-portal.