Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jim Wallis Book Hype: Embracing the Market Economy?


Coming during the week prior to Easter, I naturally thought the email I received from Sojourners — which I have been reading for my Lenten penance religiously — would contain some spiritual admonishment. “Just one week until … ” the subject line said. Am I at fault for thinking my mind was going to be directed to the good news of human redemption in the Resurrection of the Lord just a few days hence?

Ironically, the organization that so regularly decries free markets and denounces profit-making was merely hyping Jim Wallis’ new book, On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good. Wallis, as far as I can tell from his previous efforts, wants us to believe that you are on God’s side as long as you are on Jim’s side, because that is God’s side when it comes to economic life.

1 comment:

  1. I have often wonder about religion in its mostly arrogant opinions when it comes to free markets and entrepreneurism as greedy and ambitious and at the same time hold their hand out to be given funding for their own precious programs. I was raised in the Catholic Church from day one. I will tell you this After watching your "Call of the Entrepreneur" You should have been considered for a higher Office. Thank you for being there.

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