Facebook Post : 2018-12-11T13:45:11.000Z Dale Lature

Wow. I am in one of those temporary funks, which happens to me a lot when I read something by an esteemed theological thinker who presents a “list” of “essential” things like a book list or “biggest issues” list, of 5 or 10 or 20, and not ONE of them has anything to do with the ecological emergency in which Continue Reading

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“To Till and To Keep”: God’s first declaration of purpose for humanity at Creation

“God places Adam in the garden of Eden to “till and to keep it. The Hebrew words here that describe Adam’s vocation consist of abad and shamar. The former means to serve,” even to the point of being a slave. The latter not only means “to keep. but also “to watch or preserve.” God puts Adam (and Eve) in the Continue Reading

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The “I believe we should be good stewards of the earth” as ‘Cover’

I have been told I don’t know how many times, by people who seem irritated at my “obsession” with the Ecological Crisis, that they “certainly” believe that “we should be good stewards of the earth”, and that I never “seem satisfied” with that answer. But here is exactly why I continue to press about the urgency of this, and now Continue Reading

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The Falling Sky

Many conservatives might identify ecological crisis writing as “The Sky is Falling” writing, since it knows what the science is telling us about what we’ve known, when we’ve known it, and what our responses have been. But one might as well call the Bible a “Sky is Falling” book, since it begins with an affirmation (“it is good”) that is Continue Reading

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Am I to be an Earth Keeper? Genesis 2:15 says “Yes” from the Get-Go

For those interested in the science, history, and politics (and ultimately, the theology) of the Ecological Crisis in this country, there is a major feature run by the New York Times Magazine this week: https://www.nytimes.com/…/…/climate-change-losing-earth.html This is a major “Doctrinal” issue for the church, in that this issue, and the outrageous denial and political battle it has precipitated, has blinded Continue Reading

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What’s this “not-yet-come-into-focus serendipitous convergence feeling”?

I’m having one of those feelings/experiences of being on the cusp of some not-yet-come-into-focus serendipitous convergences, sitting here in my air-conditioned office at home, with technology (Internet at 300 mbps, Tricaster based studio, 4k camera, a couple of older regular old HD consumer cameras) and books (Bible, theology books), and seemingly waiting for a word: Something to “lure” me through Continue Reading

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