The Coming Divide: Capitalism vs The Climate

I expect that someday soon, when there is enough of a groundswell of church folks calling for some serious “Reformation” in the church*** along ecological lines, that this will become a tremendously divisive issue, even as divisive as the issue of slavery was for churches in America in the Civil War era. The confrontation is , politically and socially, very Continue Reading

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Freeing the Ecological Economics from the Status Quo

I have often heard said something like this: “It would nice to achieve renewable energy dominance , but it just isn’t economically likely; it just doesn’t make economic sense yet”. I disagree. It already does make economic sense. Our problem is that the levers of economic incentive have been placed in the opposite direction, in support of propping up the Continue Reading

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You owe it to yourself to watch this

So, I just traversed hundreds of comments, in a Facebook group devoted to “Doctrinal Discussion for all who are unafraid”,  on a post asking “Will the Bible be Banned?” Meanwhile, I’ve had exactly two comments about the Nova Episode (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/decoding-weather-machine.html)  that aired last week on Climate Change, and the history of the Science that is shouting to us about a Continue Reading

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Contemplating the achievement of Earth Justice

A Southerner contemplates the “horror” of the end of “a way of life” that is now seen for the evil racism at worst, or else the moral denial of the evil of it in light of what it meant to “pull the rug out” from the southern economy. (The latter is not exactly “enlightened” either). https://www.vox.com/…/confederate-memorial-day-racism-civil… “What Southern man, be Continue Reading

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The Post

I watched the movie “The Post” last night. It gave me the idea of writing about our civilization’s lack of response to the Ecological Crisis in a similar fashion to my post yesterday about re: how our response to this crisis is very similar to the way people responded to slavery. The Washington Post faced a dilemma regarding their duty Continue Reading

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Creation, Separation, and Restoration

There are rabbit-holes galore in the Biblical study of Creation. The Biblical narratives are incessant at keeping the significance of the Earth and Creation front and center:  The Bible begins with the Creation Story that centers on the notion that God is Creator The Covenants are clearly conceived as agreements/promises/pledges from God to both Humanity and Creation. Sin is portrayed Continue Reading

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When did we see you naked, sick, in prison? Global Economy allows us to hide from this.

I’ve often said that our Ecological Crisis has changed the nature and reach of the question: “Who is my neighbor?” for us in the modern world. We now know that we have impacts upon ANYONE in the world, because of our collective choices to OVERSHOOT our “share” of the world’s resources. We have chosen to determine that this is our Continue Reading

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New First Works Needed

Empires seem to be adverse to adjusting their means of power to world reality (the Ecological Crisis, happening in no small way due to the resistance of Empire to the “limits” of “growth”, and seeing no other way to move forward other than the continuation of it’s “means of success”, even when that means is obviously rendered obsolete. Interesting that Continue Reading

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Constantine and Climate Change

This post of mine from Sunday (and now in the previous  blog post here http://ecoecclesia.org/?ecoecclesia=constantinianism-the-enabler-of-ecological-neglect)  , has put me into a train of thought about something. If I were to give it a title* , it would be “Constantine and Climate Change”. It is a good introduction to this line of thought to quote the following : “It’s hard to Continue Reading

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