This summer I have been taking a course called “Creation Care and Sabbath Economics,” a Christian ecological and economic ethic. Learning about all the ways that our consumeristic, capitalistic society is destroying the environment, exploiting and decimating the poor, and deluding us into thinking we are just fine, has been disheartening and infuriating. I tendContinue reading “Next”

St. Thomas and Independence Day

Many of us celebrating the Fourth of July this past weekend were wrestling with the tension that exists between the idealized and reality. On July 4, 1776, our country’s founding document declared freedom from Britain, but not a freedom for all. White, land-owning men could revel in this day, but the rest of us wouldContinue reading “St. Thomas and Independence Day”