Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2019«

Christ and the Powers | Reflections & Notes

November 27, 2019


Hendrik Berkhof, John Howard Yoder [translator]. Christ and the Powers. Herald Press, 1962. Originally published in 1953 under the title Christus en de Machten, by G. F. Callenbach N. V. of Nijkerk, The Netherlands. (79 pages) REFLECTIONS Christ and the Powers was one of the first books that challenged my early mythological assumptions about Christianity. The Platonic […]

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Keynote Address at ADL’s 2019 Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate | Transcript, Highlights, and Reflections

November 26, 2019


  TRANSCRIPT & HIGHLIGHTS Thank you, Jonathan, for your very kind words. Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry. And to be clear, when I say “racism, hate and bigotry” I’m not referring to the names of Stephen Miller’s Labradoodles. Now, I realize that some of you […]

Eaarth | Reflections & Notes

November 24, 2019


Bill McKibben. eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010. (261 pages) REFLECTIONS On page 81, McKibben writes, Global warming, though, is a negotiation between human beings on the one hand and physics and chemistry on the other. Which is a tough negotiation, because physics and chemistry don’t compromise. I’ve had […]

Program Or Be Programmed | Reflections & Notes

November 16, 2019


Douglas Rushkoff. Program Or Be Programmed: Ten Commands For A Digital Age. Soft Skull Press, 2010, 2011. (155 pages) The GeekDadInterview With Douglas Rushkoff, Jason Cranforoteague [Wired] REFLECTIONS In response to the title of this book, I quip, “too late.” The force of digital media, and specifically the ubiquity of platforms that are unfortunately named “social,” […]

Nothing Sacred | Reflections & Notes

November 13, 2019


Douglas Rushkoff. Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism. Crown Publishers, 2003. (265 pages) REFLECTIONS Douglas Rushkoff is one of my favorite thinkers, writers, philosophers, commentators, and prophets. I’ve been using his content for over two decades in my work to help us peel back the illusions by which we all live, and expose the deeper truths […]