Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Trinity Institute 2015- Reflections

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NEW, "SOLIDARITY ECONOMY" SOUND TO MANY OF OUR PEOPLE AS A RETurn to THE SMALL TOWN, NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURE THEY GREW UP IN IN THE 1940'S AND 50'S.

CRITICISMS OF "NEO-LIBERAL" ECONOMICS HAVE GAINED CREDIBILITY SINCE THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISES.

THE 2008 CRISES WAS RESOLVED BY CUTTING WHAT GOV'T CAN DO FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE. "Austerity for the poor."

PROPOSALS FOR AN ALTERNATIVE, "SOLIDARITY ECONOMY" THAT MAY HAVE SEEMED QUIXOTIC IN THE PAST ARE MORE PLAUSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE INTERNET/SOCIAL NETWORKING, PRESSURE CREATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE, THE CO-OPTING OF MAINSTREAM POLITICS BY MONIED INTERESTS...

THE SOLIDARITY ECONOMY ALSO RESEMBLES PROPOSALS PUT FORTH IN THE PAST BY ANARCHISTS, UTOPIAN SOCIALISTS, AND THE "ARTS AND CRAFTS" MOVEMENT THAT INSPIRED THE FOUNDERS OF CHRIST CHURCH CRANBROOK.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015



“I will make you fishers of men…” (Mark 1:16) more to it than what meets the eye