Gnostic heresy is earth killing

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

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Bad headlines

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

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The missing category of home building

This: Downsizing the American Dream: The new trend toward ?missing middle housing? After years of focusing on the upscale market, developers are addressing the need for smaller homes. www.washingtonpost.com   This whole idea is moving in the right direction, but this “missing market” seems right smack dab in the middle, not moving even further toward what we REALLY need, and Continue Reading

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Ecological Crisis a “niche issue”?

Clueless characterization of the ecological crisis: “Niche”. Denial straight-up. Not an “issue” , as in “one among many” to accept or reject. Either you accept science and act accordingly (as we naturally do with doctors, taking their diagnoses seriously, even when getting “second opinions” – we still do not forsake the field of medical expertise). “{Trump officials were} complaining the Continue Reading

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Partisan for Earth Ethics

Taking the ecological crisis seriously and pressing for action IS indeed “partisan”. But it’s not “Partisan Democrat” or “Partisan Republican” as we automatically assume “partisan” to mean. But it is “Partisan to life”. It is being advocates for the kind of politics that seeks first and foremost to preserve life, and to do that so that it honors and enables Continue Reading

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Democrat leadership doesn’t think Climate Crisis belongs “on stage”

“If you are a major 2020 candidate and you say you have to skip either the CNN or MSNBC climate forums because you’re “too busy,” I would argue that you most likely don’t grasp the scale, scope, or importance of the climate threat” — @EmilyAtkin on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/emorwee/status/1163785007925739521 Far too many churches—especially those partial to the Religious Right, simply ignore it 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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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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Facing our future with a dose of cold hard reality

“The planet on which our civilization evolved no longer exists. The stability that produced that civilization has vanished; epic changes have begun. We may, with commitment and luck, yet be able to maintain a planet that will sustain some kind of civilization, but it won’t be the same planet, and hence it can’t be the same civilization. The earth that Continue Reading

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