Contemplation and the Unreal World (Why Contemplation is Revolutionary, Part Three)

This is part of a series. If you’re just joining the conversation, begin with The Archbishop and the Community Theologian and then proceed to Why Contemplation is Revolutionary (Part One) and (Part Two).Today we're looking at the third of ten points drawn from what Archbishop Rowan Williams and Father Kenneth Leech have said about contemplation. Today's point, quoting the archbishop directly: contemplation is "the only ultimate answer to the unreal and insane world that our financial syst … [Read more...]

Boycott “Tropic Thunder”

My wife sent me the following email this morning. As a stepfather of an intellectually disabled child, this is something I feel passionately about. It's one thing for Hollywood to make fun of celebrities, athletes, millionaires, and Republicans. Those people can take care of themselves. But to release a movie with a major theme of poking fun at some of the most vulnerable people — those with mental disabilities — is, in my opinion, reprehensible. Please join me in boycotting Tropic Thunder, and p … [Read more...]