Van Jones, who I have always admired, has an organization that I think is unfortunately named “Rebuild the Dream.” And the language of this movement as it were, is around “saving,” “rebuilding,” and “protecting” the American Dream.
I wrote this sermon in 2006 for the Progressive Faith Bloggers Conference. I was thinking of it recently, and it just seemed so appropos for where I am, and where things are, so I thought I'd repost it.
Finding and claiming our prophetic voice
I think often free enterprise is confused or conflated with capitalism. I thought it was worth a follow-up post to my “Inherent Violence of Wealth” post to talk a bit about it, since I don't think I was especially clear in my discussion that I was talking only about wealth gained from capitalism.