Faithfully Subversive December 28, 2009

Year 4, Episode 51

“In the ruins of ancient Israel for example, you find periods of time where the artifacts show a relative equality, a relative time of economic sharing. Interestingly, during those times there are no prophets. When they dig down into other periods where the artifacts show a tremendous division, with big mansions and small shacks, that's when the prophets rise up to thunder the judgment and justice of God. So the biblical lesson here is that God doesn't mind prosperity as long as it's shared. And the principle of Biblical economy is, there is enough if we share it, and when we don't, God gets mad.”

~Jim Wallis, Parliament of the World's Religions, 2009

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Religion Finds Home On IPhones, Social Networks (more info)
  • U.K. Priest Defends Sermon Condoning Shoplifting (more info)
  • Was Jesus Wealthy? (more info)
  • Prosperity Gospel is 'Bad Theology' - Jim Wallis & Paul Raushenbush speaking at the Parliament of the World's Religions 2009 
  • Talking About a Revolution - Tracy Chapman
  • It's a Crime to Be Broke in America (edited) - Spearhead
  • Lord, Help the Poor and Needy- Cat Power 
  • Equal Rights- Peter Tosh 

Upcoming Local Event: Parliament Slideshow & Dinner @ 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 306 W. Monroe, Carbondale. Local delegates to the 2009 Parliament of the World Religions in Melbourne, Australia will host this dinner and give a slideshow presentation of their trip. Please RSVP to cdaleinterfaith@gmail.com if you plan to attend.