The “forgotten” appreciation for Apocalypse in genre

The final sentence of the previous quote from the Wallace-Wells book provides a good explanation of why I think we need to utilize and “recover” an ancient purpose of the apocalyptic genre: “There is simply no analogy to draw on, outside of mythology and theology—and perhaps the Cold War prospect of mutually assured destruction.” Wallace-Wells, David. The Uninhabitable Earth (p. Continue Reading

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The “liberal bias” of the Bible is just “Bible” without the associations

On us “liberals” who are concerned and upset over the UMC GC vote and its implications for the future, and not happy that “the Bible was upheld” (it wasn’t): Those “liberals” are also Bible readers and church members and Christians, many of which actually have family members and close friends with whom they talk and share about the experience of Continue Reading

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“in two generations, the entire story of human civilization”

This guy writes very well. And sees very well. And processes very well. “climate change is .. an “existential crisis”—a drama we are now haphazardly improvising between two hellish poles, in which our best-case outcome is death and suffering at the scale of twenty-five Holocausts, and the worst-case outcome puts us on the brink of extinction. Rhetoric often fails us Continue Reading

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