Georges Branch Lives Matter

Reading Time: 4 minutes I grew up in the second poorest congressional district in America.  The constituents in this district also live shorter lives than in all other ones.  Within this congressional district, I grew up on Georges Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.  This holler is famous for being rough as a cob and historically being the best place in … Read more

The elite, the oppressed & the unloved.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The current looting and plundering by those that have been marginalized is coming from a space of unlove.  Just as the looting and plundering by the elite and their political allies has come from a space of unlove for the past 40 years.  This socio-economic rubber banding from one extreme to another has been the … Read more

Economics in the Age of Pandemics: A Safety Net May Be Our Only Choice

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is the third in a series of blogs on Economics in the Age of Pandemics.  In the first blog we developed the idea that the cornerstone concept of any economic system should be human health (we did an informal poll here and this idea was overwhelmingly voted for).  In the second blog we introduced … Read more

Soul Growth with Philip Clayton

Reading Time: < 1 minute Joel and Phillip Clayton discuss big questions like “Why am I here” and “what’s the point of reality?” Listen in to this enlightening conversation about ways we can help humanity find hope and direction. As a scholar, Philip Clayton (Ingraham Professor, Claremont School of Theology) works at the intersection points of science, philosophy, and theology. … Read more