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We talk. We listen. We look for ways to tell The Story of Shopping and The Story of Stop Shopping. Blogallujah!
January 17, 2011 by Rev Billy
 This is our Earth-a-lujah year; we'll take our instructions from the Earth. As I preached I kept looking up to the only Earth we could see, the sky between the blocky shapes up there. The corporations tower over us and seem to lean over the avenue. They look down like a judging deity. These buildings are full of this god's fundamentalists. Somehow Mountaintop Removal is part of their obedience, the necessary violence of their god. But we could see the blue up there. The Earth gets through with its clear meaning. Right, Judy?
January 10, 2011 by Rev Billy
 The OK Corrals in the foreground, where the hate is fresh, turn our media-dulled heads. But we ought to ignore Sarah Palin and the NY Times op-eds equally - when they deny that our entire culture pressures the border between passive and active violence relentlessly, (and then one poor soul falls through and is quickly isolated as a sicko.) Palin and the Times, in their respective ivory towers, share the assumption that the edge of our corporate markets is an unchallengeable frame for their tabloid scandals.
January 7, 2011 by Rev Billy
 Something broad and deep about human nature is deleted now. The evolution of fight or flight has been reversed, apparently. The most obvious crime, call it the Willful Ending of Life, is world-wide in its scale. Yet someone has persuaded us that reports of the earth’s death are greatly exaggerated. We listen for some message from the silent nation-states, religions, corporations, armies. There is an astonishing hush across the planet by the leaders of the species that is killing it.
January 7, 2011 by Brother Danny
 Something broad and deep about human nature is deleted now. The evolution of fight or flight has been reversed, apparently. The most obvious crime, call it the Willful Ending of Life, is world-wide in its scale. Yet someone has persuaded us that reports of the earth’s death are greatly exaggerated. We listen for some message from the silent nation-states, religions, corporations, armies. There is an astonishing hush across the planet by the leaders of the species that is killing it.
December 31, 2010 by Rev Billy
Here are reflections on our activism and worship-shows in 2010, and a vision for next year, too.
December 27, 2010 by Rev Billy
 The key to the great shift that must take place to reverse the accelerating emergency of the Earth – is hiding in plane sight.  As much as our built environment of concrete and pavement tries to mask out the Earth, birth and death reminds us that we ARE the Earth.  As much as the Earth is pushed into the distance by policy-makers and corporations and wars, it is never far away.  And if we sing of our greatest hope for a prince of Peace, it makes sense that the Earth and the sun are glowing there in the manger before we have the chance to put a Black Op under the Christ-child’s tree.  
December 9, 2010 by Rev Billy
 We have come to believe the basic con-job of Consumerism, which is: “This product on the shelf has no past, no labor or natural resources history. The reality of this shiny package begins with buying it.”
November 30, 2010 by Rev Billy
The Tombs from the Air
November 25, 2010 by Rev Billy