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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