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Giving In to Joy

Ed. Note: John and Peter’s online/dial-up conversation with Edd Conboy on August 4 inspired a thought-provoking email exchange with Jeannie Masterson on scarcity, gifts, joy and abundance. Enjoy!   Peter, John, Edd – I listened to your conversation today, enjoying and being...

Ruston Seaman in Conversation with John McKnight

My comments on the deeply touching and intensely relevant conversation on faith during the June 2, 2015 Abundant Community “on-line interchange”   What motivates our business behaviors?  Personal gain or higher purpose, greed or social conscience?  Or what percentage of each? ...

The Redemption of Silicon Valley

"About 1,700 people gathered at Stanford University for the memorial of David Goldberg on Tuesday." — News release. It was the culture of mechanical hi tech heartlessness paying homage, en masse, to the higher and deeper eternal virtues of human existence. The...

Not the Visitation You Asked For

At 5:30 a.m. EST on December 16, 2014 the Vatican held a press conference reporting on the findings and conclusions of a four-year Apostolic Visitation conducted regarding American nuns. The investigation was completed two years ago. This process called...

Class Warfare on Earth and in Heaven

The phrase “class warfare” may be taken as a descriptive term to identify the power dynamics of politics and economics. “Class” refers most often to the gap between the “haves” who enjoy political leverage and economic advantage over the...

In Memory of Angeles Arrien

To our Connecting For Community Friends This week we received the sad news that Angeles Arrien passed away on April 24 of complications from a long bout of walking pneumonia.  She will be deeply missed. For those who wish to honor her...

Freedom at Work

Listen or download Running time: 00:73:00 Tami Simon: You're listening to Insights at the Edge. In this episode, I speak with Peter Block. Peter Block is an author, consultant, and resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, whose work focuses upon chosen accountability and...

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

The challenge of modern life seems to be to learn how to cope with paradox and the sense of crazy-making it can produce. News reports are filled with horrendous tales that portray the most unpredictable elements of nature and...

Flying Down

John reminds us that progress is not all that it seems.     Home page image: Girish Suryawanshi

Like-mindedness, Technology and the Risk to Community

We live in a time of growing like-mindedness, which we believe to be a good thing. We want to be with people who have common interests, views, values, you name it. Plus with our new technology, finding and meeting...

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Rewriting the Rules: the Ujima Boston Project

In Boston, communities of color are taking charge of their own economy in homegrown, innovative ways. After fighting to thrive...