I had to get out of my space until a church service rehearsal and live stream to follow is over. I sometimes just don’t have the patience or desire to keep hearing “praise choruses” that say nothing but how “God is great” and “his name is holy”. God is those things, I believe, but I also worship a God who Continue Reading
The song that’s been echoing since it was featured in “This Is Us” this past week. Not been easy.
What a story. Inspiring. And much for us to ponder as we plumb the depths of our own denial, and how often and to what extent we insist on “salvaging” our own ways of living, despite the evidence that it is killing everything around us.
Four and a half months! That’s how long since I posted in WordPress on my blog! It’s been an ordeal that has torn me away, with the sale of the house, in the midst of and as a result of the divorce. I’ve been devastated, to say the least. I’m in Cincinnati, staying “at 1801” (which is 1801 Mills Ave.) Continue Reading
I am just starting to look into this, but the Green New Deal should also provide for launching us into a housing infrastructure campaign to get tiny homes into the mainstream. It seems that this is yet another area that indicates that we need a New Economy that thinks differently about how we need to live into the future. Tiny Continue Reading
Absolute idiocy. Cringe-inducing. Embarassment to any thinking, rational Christian. ” Somebody needs to read poor Greta Genesis chapter 9 and tell her the next time she worries about global warming, just look at a rainbow; that’s God’s promise that the polar ice caps aren’t going to melt and flood the world again ” — Robert Jeffress
Time for some more sustained, focused “Occupy” movements (should not have ever receded into the background in the first place. It needs to re-surface with a distinct ecological focus)
Indeed How utterly clueless and idiotic the Drumpf is. Despicable person shows himself (again).
Far too many evangelicals have been deceived into thinking that the Apocalyptic judgments are for “other people” and not for them, since they have “asked Jesus into their heart” and therefore escape those judgments.
A particularly troubling portion of a comment in a thread under one of my posts in a Facebook group (“The New Methodists”): “we must care for the planet, and yet our priority is the propagation of the gospel of Jesus” This is the problem with the above: We see in that brief sentence fragment a very disjointed, disengaged notion (from Continue Reading
The Ecological Crisis represents what is the most direct assault and consequence of the disengagement from life of the gnostic heresy. To segregate salvation and spirituality into some “internal” transaction is a false move and a distortion of the gospel of Jesus. For sure, there are things happening “within us” as we engage the world from within The Kingdom of Continue Reading
If I had to use one word to describe “Green New Deal”, it would be: WHOLISTIC Naomi Klein puts it this way in her intro to On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal: This book, made up of long-form reporting, think pieces, and public talks written over the span of a decade, tracks my own attempt to Continue Reading
This headline is woefully inadequate. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2019/09/22/no-one-seemed-to-notice-greta-thunbergs-critique-of-the-green-new-deal But hey, that’s headlines for you. It’s not specifically “Green New Deal”. It’s the political game around it, which has become “IT” because “it” is the present expression of the urgency brewing in the “left” ranks. But many of the people behind the Green New Deal would be the first to tell you that Continue Reading
“The gospel call to love one’s neighbor is, in our time and place, most fully a call to do something about climate change,” he said, “because at the moment, we’re drowning our neighbors, sickening our neighbors, making it impossible for our neighbors to grow food.” — Bill McKibben ?The dominant theological issue?: Environmentalist Bill McKibben wants your pastor at the Continue Reading