Author Archives: coopgeek

Moving the Flock

In my previous post, I went out on a limb and declared the present day to be “biblical times.” A commenter named Olivia chimed in and we have had a great little conversation about how individual detachment is important to … Continue reading

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Biblical Times

These are biblical times. There. I said it. I think this socially-unacceptable statement has been the root of my writer’s block. I’ve been afraid to say these impolite words, but we live in impolite times. We are on the verge … Continue reading

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Loyal Judas

In today’s Gospel text for the Revised Common Lectionary – a three-year cycle that keeps Christians of many denominations on the same page, so to speak – Jesus sends Judas out to betray him. (John 13:21-32) This doesn’t make a … Continue reading

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Tax Day and Passover

It’s a good day to reflect on what we get in exchange for our growing and increasingly inequitable tax burdens. Last night was the start of Passover, a potent Jewish holiday of liberation, commemorating the ancient story in which the … Continue reading

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The Tower

During February I spent most of a week at a Bartimaeus gathering, in the Ventura River Watershed near Ojai. There, Ched Myers led us through a deeply prophetic study of the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 4, verses 1 through 11. … Continue reading

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Fasting from Algorithms

My fast this year is from algorithms, to which I am quite addicted. Specifically, I am not going to take my news from Google. And I’ll use Facebook and search engines with maximum restraint, only after dark when my primary … Continue reading

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Prayers for Rain

I don’t know if it’s just the delirium that comes with dehydration, but this drought is getting weird. Despite a bit of rain in the past week, the news is increasingly dire: Massive contractions in the agricultural economy are already … Continue reading

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