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Sabbath is so much more than a day off! Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the Culture of NOW
Walter Brueggemann is surely one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. He is the author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles. He continues to be a highly sought-after speaker.
Brueggemann was born in Tilden, Nebraska in 1933. He often speaks of the influence of his father, a German Evangelical pastor. Brueggemann attended Elmhurst College, Eden Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, earning the Th.D. under the primary guidance of James Muilenburg. He also earned a Ph.D. in education at St. Louis University.
Brueggemann has served as faculty at two institutions in his career: Eden Theological Seminary (1961-1986) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1986-2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia.
Originally a strong supporter of Israel and its Biblical claims, Brueggemann later repudiated Israel for its exploitation of “ancient promises” to create a “toxic ideology,” and now affirms his belief that it is not anti-Semitic to stand up for justice for Palestinians.
W.B.’s Biblical Reflections for Alternatives’ “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” #1.
W.B.’s Foreword to Alternatives’ collection of new hymns Sing Justice! Do Justice!
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- Episode 68–Ed Fallon, Climate Action Activist, Lawmaker Turned Talk show Host: Ed Fallon bio, host of Fallon Forum
Interview with Senator Rob Hogg, author of America’s Climate Century
David Zahrt’s Ruminations of the Great March for Climate Action
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- Episode 67–redmoonsong in North Carolina is a committed war tax resister among her many other activities. “Choosing Simple Living,” a post about redmoonsong on National War Tax Resister Coordinating Committee’s site, lists Jorgen Lissner’s Ten Reasons for Choosing a Simpler Lifestyle. Also, Practical War Tax Resistance #5: Low Income/Simple Living as War Tax Resistance // Jorgen Lissner’s Ten Reasons for Choosing a Simpler Lifestyle in SLW! collection Treasury of Celebrations. // War Tax Talk with Shane Claiborne // Charles Gray‘s classic, “Toward a Non-Violent Economics.” // Also Mentioned — “Organize His Way: A Christ-Centered Approach to Organizing Your Life” EileenKoffMinistries.com // Jerusalem Farm, urban communal living in Kansas City
- Episode #66: Peter Sawtell, exec. dir. of Eco-Justice Ministries
Eco-justice: the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth // Eco-Justice Ministries // Eco-Justice Ministries Facebook // SLW! Episode 18 – Not Ordinary Times // Faith-based Partners: National Religious Partnership for the Environment ; Creation Justice Ministries (National Council of Churches); Green Faith; Earth Ministry; Interfaith Power and Light // More Eco-Justice NOTES — Paris Accord: 3/11/16 3 Month Check-Up; 1/15/16 – Paris Shapes Future Action; 1/8/16 – There is an Agreement; Climate Fear and Anxiety; More Plastic Than Fish; Broken Hearts of Grief
Episode 65: Ken Sehested, founding exec. dir. of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA–Bautistas por la Paz), co-pastor of Circle of Mercy, a peace church; author of several books; and blogger at “Prayer and Politiks and Signs of the Times: At the intersection of spiritual formation and prophetic action.” // Fellowship of Reconciliation
- Peace Primer II: Quotes from Jewish, Christian, Islamic Scripture & Tradition (free download); by Ken Sehested; Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, founder, Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence; and Chaplain Rabia Terri Harris, Muslim scholar and founder of the Muslim Peace Fellowship
SLW! Recommends Literacy Service
This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.
Tony & Shane UncutThe complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice — episodes 20-27.
Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!
Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement // Self-Starters Needed! // Free coaching for groups on the internet
Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises
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