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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Constantinianism: the enabler of Ecological neglect

Constantinianism* is the enabler of Ecological neglect, since multiple national narratives depend on the “conveniences” afforded by the “power” of fossil fuel driven technologies, and are therefore lionized (aka , in this case, “idolized”). It leads to the enshrinement of an economic status quo that works against an economy based on true costs. The cost of ecological impacts are accelerating out Continue Reading

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The Facebook Graph API Explorer found something for me

I discovered that I could get data from my Facebook timeline with the elements I want (like the links and pictures included, which the “Download ALL my Facebook” says it is doing but really doesn’t). I used the Graph API Explorer under ny account. It generates a token for me. When I do a query like so: /myID/posts?fields=story,link,message,picture,description,permalink_url,created_time&limit=9900 I get Continue Reading

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Eco-Occupy Theology

I was thinking yesterday about my journey over the past 7 years. IN 2011, I started using occupytheology.org to point to my blog, which, that point, was using the one domain, theoblogical.org that I had been using since starting the blog in 2002. Now, as most of you know, it is primarily ecoecclesia.org. Theoblogical and occupytheology still get you there, Continue Reading

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EcoCrisis Denial: An article of “faith” for the right wing tribe

“Right-to-life” just might get more people helping to fight abortion and the conditions which make it increase, if they showed ANY concern about those conditions. And also, if they showed ANY interest in ALL of the other LIFE that is being extinguished and threatened every day by , things like, ya know, Climate Change (which is like an anathema to Continue Reading

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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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