Rigid Beliefs

From Center for Action and Contemplation – July 1, 2018

The First Commandment (Exodus 20:2-5) says that we’re not supposed to make any graven images of God or worship them. At first glance, we may think this means only handmade likenesses of God. But it mostly refers to rigid images of God that we hold in our heads. God created human beings in God’s own image, and we’ve returned the compliment, so to speak, by creating God in our image. In the end, we produced what was typically a small, clannish God.

Need and Greed

From Center for Action and Contemplation – July 5th, 2018

America’s unhealthy economics and politics persist because we largely operate out of a worldview of scarcity … there is not enough land, healthcare, water, money, and housing for all of us, and there are never enough guns to keep us safe …
As any have said, there is more than enough for our need but never enough for our greed.