Please visit callingallpeacemakers.blogspot.com . It is the shalom centered blog of Matt Frye. He has some great thoughts happening right now.
The photo is of Matt and I outside of the Playhouse Square Theatre in Cleveland, OH on December 1, 2007 for our viewing of The Gods Aren’t Angry Tour by Rob Bell.
I normally have about (6) blog post ideas in my head at one time and many of them don’t get posted due to time committments for my family, campus community, friendships, academic course work, and teaching. After reviewing my site traffic I have realized that I would like to commit to writing more on a regular basis. subversiveREFORMATION.com has been getting hundreds of hits per week from over 200 unique U.S. cities and several international countries including England, France, China, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Russia, and Mexico. First, THANK YOU. I value your interest and hope that you will continue to read the posts. Second, I’ll be attempting to provide more detailed explanation to some future posts that address issues that are more pertinent to my immediate, proximal community.
Many of my posts contain more questions than statements (though many questions are statements). I value the contribution of those reading and ask that you add your perspectives to the comments. Simply click the COMMENT link at the bottom on any post to add your thoughts and/or questions.
Also, don’t forget that subversiveREFORMATION.com has more than a main blog page. Look to upper right of the page to view sections entitled .:: ADOPTION .:: CREATIVE .:: HYPOTYPOSIS .:: INTERACTION . The links to the right will connect you to other pages including social justice organizations, my Facebook profile, subversiveREFORMATION.com subscription page, and a secure donation page for our adoption process.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to our online interaction.
Some questions to consider:
How does your practice and/or political engagement (or lack thereof) effect the poor and disenfranchised? Are you a colonizer? Do your attempts at giving marginalize others? What are your thoughts on the video?
Thanks to Matt Rawlings for connecting me with the video.
I have heard that there are a number of people who are unfortunately voting for John McCain because Barack Obama is an African-American. I am tempted to vote for Obama simply to counter a racist’s vote against him. Is that a valid reason to vote Obama?
"Do I feel bad about betraying Jim? Not at all. That was the game-convince him we’re in an ‘alliance’ together, use him for info, then toss him to the wolves… It’s called politics, baby. It’s about getting what you can out of people and then destroying them."
Assistant TO the Regional Manager
Dunder Mifflin, Scranton Branch
Politics: It’s about getting what you can out of people and then destroying them. It seems as though the writers of The Office have been paying close attention to recent foreign policy decisions. Since the "church" by and large has dropped the proverbial ball on caring for people, the government has implemented tax funded initiatives such as Social Security and welfare. Could it be that under our current systems of political functionality that the church must operate in cooperation with the government to care for people? If "followers of Jesus" don’t take care of the poor then should one be in favor of higher taxes so that said provision may be allocated by legislators? How should a follower of Jesus actively engage the public square so that money taken from people may be used in a life-giving manner rather than for destruction of a "lower class" or "other nation" (emphasis on quotation marks to distinguish language that represents something that doesn’t really exist)?