Adese Fellowship (Social Enterprise)

Two months ago I wrote about experiencing "many first days" in a relatively short period of time.  One of those first days was starting my role as Director of Social Enterprise at the Wesley Mission Center in Mansfield, Texas. Shortly after starting that position I learned that the United Church of Christ was accepting applications for a social enterprise fellowship targeting those interested in changing the world for good via social enterprise. Adese "Adese" comes from the Amharic Read More …

Challenging Classism

Cynthia Rigby, Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, recently proposed that churches develop "concrete ways of challenging classism and promoting economic justice." She recommends that they accomplish this by honestly reflecting on the ways they themselves are complicit in fostering classism, and repenting of their own classist ways and re-committing themselves to being communities that do not privilege those who are richer over those who are poorer. So Read More …

Glenn Beck the Spiritual Leader?

Glenn Beck is best known as a conservative news commentator and host of The Glenn Beck Program.  In recent months, he has made comments and taken actions that lead many to believe he is seeking or has assumed a new role as a religious leader.  During his March 2 radio program he said: I beg you, look for the words "social justice" or "economic justice" on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising Read More …