The EcoCrisis has the Web apps and collaborative power of the Internet ready to help us, if we will grab that by the horns

Add this to my blog post Monday (and I did add this at the end of it) : (Additional thought added, Wednesday, August 14, 11:18 am CDT) It is also a rather convenient (and happy) coincidence that we have 20 years of Internet and Web development and tools available to help us with the urgent Communications and collaboration tasks we Continue Reading

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The 90’s “challenge” of the Internet and the “New” challenge of the Ecological Crisis

Back in 1990-91, I was in the M.A. in Religious Communications program at United Theological Seminary. It was a strategic time for Communications in that it was the dawn of the age of the Personal Computer and The Internet. I finished up that program with an eye toward the role of the Internet in extending the reach of the Church, Continue Reading

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“The message” is more than the inclusion of words like “God” and “Jesus” and “Family” and “Fellowship”

Watching “The Family” on Netflix. Just heard a person being interviewed say “No matter what reason a person is at the Prayer Breakfast, they’re going to hear a message about God’s love”. And this is the case , how? “Obviously”, whenever one disseminates a message (implication : “Any message”, as long as it includes certain words like God and Love Continue Reading

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“Redoing our economic system” : YES, that should be the least of our worries

Blocked: People who say #GreenNewDeal has nothing to do with Climate Change and simply wants to “redo” our economic system and “change to socialism”. Such inanity and cluelessness is useless and a waste of time.(Unless I want to talk about the inter-locking relationships of nearly everything, but the “it’s all socialism” and “that’s all bad” is what is blind, oblivious ideology)

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Responding to disaster might consider working to stop exacerbating root causes

“We need teams to travel throughout Ohio in August, September, October and beyond. The need is not just in the summer months but for retired folks and others to help rebuild people’s lives after flooding, tornadoes and storms,” — from This is all good work, and obviously needed. But it seems well past time to start talking about , in Continue Reading

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Business as Usual is TERRIBLE business!

The cries of “alarmists” from deniers are going to be reaching new heights, as the realities close in around us, and people who are paying attention are sounding the alarms. What is the church to be saying in times like these? We have a colossal task for pastoral care to aid us in our ability to “cope” with the “Tough Continue Reading

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From Online Communication to Ecological Crisis

When I completed my last Seminary stint, in 1991 at United Thelogical Seminary’s MA in Religious Communications degree program, the Internet was in its infancy, but I came away convinced that the online world would revolutionize communications in the church. It did change the face of communications in the church, after the business and education and governmental institutions set the Continue Reading

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Roy Scranton, author of “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene”, with a snarky review of “Falter” and “Uninhabitable Earth”

I ran across this dual book review of the latest books by Bill McKibben and David Wallace-Wells, and was hit with the almost immediate level of snark and “cherry-picked” analysis (“cherry picked” in that Scranton seems to have skipped most of each book, thus failing to get how his critiques fall flat). “Indeed, there are moments when changing the stories Continue Reading

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The Principalities and Powers are finding expression IN the Trump administration

This article appeared today, on a day when the forces represented by Franklin Graham and the likes of Jerry Falwell, Jr., are calling on the people of God to “pray for the President” that he might be strengthened against his “enemies” (many of those being people rising up in defense of Creation). It’s highly ironic that Graham quotes this bit Continue Reading

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