Eco-Occupy Theology

I was thinking yesterday about my journey over the past 7 years. IN 2011, I started using occupytheology.org to point to my blog, which, that point, was using the one domain, theoblogical.org that I had been using since starting the blog in 2002. Now, as most of you know, it is primarily ecoecclesia.org. Theoblogical and occupytheology still get you there, Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Naomi Klein: We Are Seeing the Shock Doctrine in Effect After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma | Democracy Now!

 the public’s money, which is really needed, should—in a sane world, it would be going towards paying for a transition to 100 percent renewable energy as quickly as technology allows, which is, in fact, very, very quickly, to be designed in a fair way, in a just way, which would mean that the people who have gotten the worst deal, Continue Reading

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How far down the road can we look if we don’t look at today?

“Until a century or so ago, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had been steady at around 260 to 280 parts per million for thousands of years. By last spring we raced past 410 parts per million and CO2 concentrations continue to steadily increase.” http://ow.ly/8JvY30f5YUb And , for me, I wonder just how long down this road we , as Continue Reading

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Abandoning Abundant Life

How many more “Record Storms” and “Record Floods” and “Record Wildfires” and “Record Heatwaves” and “100 year this and that” are we going to have to have before we start seeing churches , in masse, confessing as to their complicity in the biggest destruction and injustice known in human history? I’m talking sheer consequences and wide reach here, not any Continue Reading

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Predatory Delay

Clicking on a blank area, or on the time and date link in the Twitter link below (from the Twitter account of Alex Steffen) will show an entire thread of posts, introducing the notion of “Predatory delay”. This is the force we are facing now with our Climate Crisis. What Houston shows us, yet again, is that we live in a Continue Reading

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