Tag Archives: happiness

Time to Stop, by Wayne Muller

Sabbath is not dependent upon our readiness to stop. We do not stop when we are finished. We do not stop when we complete our phone calls, finish our project, get through this stack of messages, or get out this report that is due tomorrow. We stop because it is time to stop. Sabbath requires […]

Building a Resilient Congregation

“As we share recipes, the cost of childcare, plumbing expertise, and the work of making a vegetable garden on the church lawn, we are taking steps toward having β€˜all things in common,’ a part of true discipleship.”

Video: The Spirit Level – Income Inequality & Social Justice

The correlation between income inequality and social problems in the 23 richest nations on earth is portrayed in this video. Studies show that the richest nation in the world, the United States, has the widest range of income inequality and ranks highest in social problems. What has happened to our declaration that “all (men) are […]

Video: What’s the Economy For, Anyway?

Ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society’s well-being and suggests workable alternatives.

What Will Make Our Lives Better? By David Orr

front porches around a village green; bricks or other heavy objects hurled at high velocity through a television screen; public parks and libraries full of bright-eyed kids; evenings spent reading good books bought from Powell’s; well-prepared meals for the entire family consisting of locally produced food…