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Just as fascism was the dark side of industrialization,
terrorism is the dark side of digitalization and globalization, says Richard
Thieme. Looking at modern images of torture, he believes we live in “a
nightmare with no history.” [posted 6/11/04]
Matthew Fox, renowned leader of the creation spirituality
movement, names and analyzes errors in modern theological thought. He
finds the loss of the Creator and Spirit images of God to be heretical,
and calls for a renewed understanding of the Cosmic Christ. [posted 4/22/04]
God with the Human Race
Ever since the novel Frankenstein was written,
humanity has been fascinated with the idea of "playing God."
Irene Monroe says that marginalized communities, especially queers, need
to pay special attention to current efforts to create human life
since some lives are valued more than others. [posted 01/17/03]
Heal Thy Self: Therapeutic Cloning, Stem Cell Research and the Silence
of the Church
Cloning and stem cell research are issues that will
not go away no matter how much we would wish them to do so, says John
Chane. He faults the Christian Church as a voice that has been either
silent or obnoxiously condemning when it comes to complex issues such
as these. [posted 03/04/02]
with Jesus into the Desert
told us it was safe!" Janet Chisholm, interim director of the Fellowship
of Reconciliation, recalls growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the time
of the first bomb tests, and her many connections with nuclear weapons
the concepts of idolatry and fundamentalism, Sam Portaro is reminded that
"a life of faith is a risky business."
Gods Principal Rival
the U.S., and looking at how money directs its role as the "world
superpower," Peter Selby argues that the international debt crisis
is not something that has gone wrong with the system its
intrinsic to the system.
Plea for Wild Religion
philosopher Norman Wirzba laments the "irrelevance" of God,
and calls us to let creation be our measure rather than making ourselves
the measure of creation.