Entries by Michael S. Northcott

Advent Reflections on Time, Consumerism, and Liturgy

The global spread of a consumer culture is changing human perceptions of time. Traditional rituals which marked the passage of the years and linked time’s passing to production and reproduction in communities of place are declining. Instead human life is increasingly drawn into a cult of instantaneity and speed that is implicated in the increasingly […]

Climate Change and Contemporary Political Culture in Theological Perspective

[Cross-posted on Eerdword] In the last few weeks three exceptionally strong storm systems have trashed whole cities in the Philippines, Sardinia, and Illinois. The greatest loss of life by far was in the Philippines, as residents there had no basements or storm-secure buildings in which to escape the devastating tidal surge provoked by the strongest […]