What Happens When I’m the Problem?

What Happens When I’m the Problem?

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “American Dream”? It usually means that if a person works hard and keeps their nose clean, they will achieve anything they want. Much of the nation’s history, and the theology that has arisen from the church in America,...

Sowing Justice Through Generosity to the Poor

The lectionary readings for this coming Sunday offer stringent words about justice, and the people of God will be shaped by their response to the poor. “Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. Those who are generous are...

The American Dream “ Which One Will We Choose?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the great “March on Washington” and its vivid demonstration of a public passion for racial justice that had been welling up for 10 years in what we know as the civil rights movement. Sung and unsung heroes had prayed and...

Is the American Dream Worth Reviving?

As the U.S. economy fights to improve, things simply aren’t as comfortable as they once were. Americans aren’t accustomed to our current economic situation, and we can’t seem to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This makes sense because our...

Labor Day Study Says American Dream Fading for Workers

Workers feel the American Dream is slipping away, according to a Labor Day survey commissioned by unions. A slim majority of workers, 51 percent, still believe the American Dream is attainable, according to the “American Dream Survey: Hope and Fear in Working...