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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The EcoEcclesia Mission

To help educate the people of the church in matters of ecological concerns and draw on the resources of our theological traditions and Biblical narratives to recover an Ecotheology that will best serve us in a time of Climate Crisis. To help the church tell the stories that communicate the mission of the church in this ecologically demanding time. To Continue Reading

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The “Cultural Cancer” that has infested the American Church

This was just posted to the Facebook Page of “The Christian Left” For decades most “Christians” have lectured everyone around them telling them that to be a “Christian” you must be a Republican. They talk about everything that happens in culture and politics based on that belief, that right-wing ideology is the “Christian” ideology and everything else is evil, especially Continue Reading

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Before and after Trump, we still have a serious Climate Crisis

While there is much to celebrate in seeing Trump and his minions falling apart before our eyes,  and his bases withering in the face of mass protest,  we still have a huge problem: This Climate Crisis ( Actually, even more so now that so many have effectively loosened their grip on due diligence on continuing to fight for sanity in Continue Reading

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Seeing Climate Crisis Denial as a Pastoral Care Issue

This article on Climate Crisis Denial (http://projectearth.us/why-you-shouldnt-call-climate-deniers-stupid-1797860254) and the comments on this shared by the folks at Years of Living Dangerously (see https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving/posts/1462319603855093 )   highlights something else the church will have to start taking seriously as we try to comprehend and respond to the denial of our ecological situation in this culture. This is a matter of utmost importance Continue Reading

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No Is Not Enough: Lessons from the Financial Crisis and beyond

I am struck this morning, while reading Naomi Klein’s account of various uprisings in different countries being saddled with austerity/shock treatments, that our country may well have brought on the Trump phenomenon by basically missing the opportunity to self-correct ,or heed the voices crying out during the Occupy movement of 2011-2012. Five years down the road, when the camps are Continue Reading

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Happy Mother’s Day To Our Mother who birthed our human race and everything in with which we live

We can and do remember mothers who are no longer with us in the way we were accustomed, as supportive, nurturing physical and emotional presence as we made our way in the world. But as that physical presence moves on, we can also look to our mother earth, whose physicality keeps nurturing us, and from whose life we and our Continue Reading

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