Reject the Consumer: Imagining A New Identity Politics
Freeing ourselves from the corrosive Consumer identity isn’t an individual task, but a call for system change rings hollow if we are afraid of personal change. How can we imagine a world beyond the Consumer if we can’t talk about our experiences of consuming and acknowledge that down-powering will not be easy?
Back to the Bottom-Line (Apocalyptically and Practically Speaking) at the Land...
Wendell Berry has written endlessly about the goodness of local work; if, for Berry, the goodness of such work is connected to agrarian virtue, while for Jackson it is connected to ecological necessity, does that make much practical difference?
Pasolini’s Lutheran Letters and Our Times
Reading the Lutheran Letters today, I cannot help but think about woke capitalism. The fundamental economic and cultural and human issues are obscured by clashes regarding discourse and slight gestures.
Finding Joy in Intentional Community
Intentional community stands as a powerful rebuke to the modern pursuit of the good life: it is not by restlessly seeking to improve our circumstances, but by committing ourselves to a place and people, that joy becomes possible.
Weird Christianity’s Aesthetic and the Tyranny of Values
So long as old Christianity is treated as an aesthetic or an alternative lifestyle or a set of values contending against alienated modernity, it will never be anything more than a therapeutic commodity. But if we allow it to reckon with us, we may find ourselves snared in the grasp of “something real.”
The Consumer: Time to Wake the Sleeping Giant
In my first essay here at Front Porch Republic, I wrote about the idea that creation-friendly agriculture is not about going back to old...
Justice, Sovereignty, and the Throwaway Culture: Reading Charles Camosy
We live in a time of political disruption. In the United States and around the developed world we are seeing nationalist and populist agitation...
The Promise of the Green New Deal
For all its current weaknesses, the GND is an effort to “solve for pattern” as Wendell Berry recommends.
Nonsense on Stilts? Dandyism? Okay.
If I were God, I’d keep other company.
The Banks we Deserve, the Economy we can Sustain
If you didn't catch this panel put on by Marketplace and BBC, it's pretty exciting. It takes the expert panel only about 10 minutes (2:00...