EcoCrisis Denial: An article of “faith” for the right wing tribe

“Right-to-life” just might get more people helping to fight abortion and the conditions which make it increase, if they showed ANY concern about those conditions. And also, if they showed ANY interest in ALL of the other LIFE that is being extinguished and threatened every day by , things like, ya know, Climate Change (which is like an anathema to Continue Reading

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We need , at worst, same sense of urgency for Ecological Crisis as other “hot issues”

On the previous post topic: The aforementioned trolls on the UMNS Facebook feed are always ready , with guns cocked, to leap in and denounce concerns about Climate in the Church. It seems that pushback from our conservative/fundamentalist fringe is more potent on the Climate issue than it is on many of the other “issues” like LGBT, Immigration, Trump, and Continue Reading

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Media (Secular AND Church) Gives Ecological Issues Backpage, Below the fold treatment

I had actually gone back to look at recent posts on the UMNS feed to check it for any possible Ecological Crisis related articles (which is, most often, on an average frequency of about one every 3 or 4 months) after reading Rebecca Leber’s (Mother Jones’ energy, climate & environment reporter) tweets about how the mainstream media communicates ecological issues. Continue Reading

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on “mix-ing” personal political feelings with the mission of the church?

I left this comment on Facebook in reply to one I saw here: Commenter: “why do people mix their personal political feelings with the mission of the church?” Me: Because “my personal feelings” tend to gravitate toward “The Kingdom of God” that is good news for all, ESPECIALLY the oppressed. The Trump administration is playing the role of Anti-Christ, and Continue Reading

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Wesley would be an EcoReformer

I am sharing this post from UMNS (https://www.facebook.com/umnews/posts/10155451735784531) to share my own contribution to the thread on this, and you can guess, if you’ve been reading my posts over the past year, what ‘reforms’ I will suggest. The UMNS post:  “As the Reformation’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, the Rev. Alfred T. Day III reflects on what Wesleyans add Continue Reading

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This “stunning portrayal of a common creation”

“As Larry Rasmussen said, science offers us “the stunning portrayal of a common creation in which we are radically united with all things living and non-living, here and into endless reaches of space, and at the same time radically diverse and individuated. . . . And all of it is not only profoundly inter-related and inseparably interdependent but highly fine-tuned Continue Reading

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I replied to David Roberts on Twitter

David Roberts on Twitter David Roberts on Twitter “The “green Pope” hype and the “creation care” hype appear to have been … hype. Christian (lack of) concern over climate change steady for 20 years: https://t.co/OMEdiYLYes” Source: twitter.com/drvox/status/953388975091105792 @EcoEcclesia replied to DrVox on Twitter: I do agree that the church has failed to make the connections between its theological identity and Continue Reading

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It’s not just trolling; it’s disobedience unto death

Something has been eating at me psychologically this past 24 hours. Upon yet another exposure to some nasty trolling behavior by a “Christian” Fundamentalist on the page of a good friend and fellow earth keeper, Terry Tremwel, I have been struck with the danger in this kind of “Christianity”. It is far worse than other kinds of political or even Continue Reading

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Failure of Online Community efforts in the church

I have to say, that I have been largely disappointed in the direction of the online world over the past 25 years in terms of Online Community. “Social Media” , which I feel was put in motion by blogging (and I’m thinking of you Dave Winer , when I think back to those days, when I began blogging using Radio Userland in Continue Reading

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If This Is Not a Place

I’m way ahead of things here, but I find myself thinking about how the Church needs , and BADLY, (meaning URGENTLY) to begin re-orienting itself to address the Climate Crisis. And within that, there is the issue of BEING THAT PLACE where the growing numbers of people who are ecologically aware* can come and be in community.  Because if this Continue Reading

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