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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Our Theological Task : Eco-Reformation

My calling is to help the church communicate the doctrine of Creation, which is key to the theological task we will find therein: which is that the Earth is under siege from humankind and it’s technologies. It is , in total, and act of utter selfishness for the most privileged (many of us fall within that class) to hoard massive Continue Reading

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Turning away from being overwhelmed

“Grave moral danger accompanies the subtle but debilitating sense of powerlessness and despair that lurk when one recognizes the magnitude of suffering connected to how we live. Where we experience no hope for change and no power to move toward it, “the way things are” becomes “the way things simply must be.” If I see no hope for different forms 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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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 NBC series “King” started me on a journey

Come February 12 through 14, it will have been 40 years since I caught this miniseries, “King”, on NBC as a college senior. It was to be a formative experience, not so much because of it’s treatment (which was certainly very positive and inspiring at times) , but because of how it launched me on a years long quest to 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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The Democrat’s Bank Problem

Of course, this simply exonerates Trump in the eyes of his supporters, since DEFLECTION is their number one argument on everything. The reality is, Obama was never one to hold the banks accountable. He was firmly in the tradition of the “new Democrat”, garnering alliances with the powers that be while pushing a narrative of being firmly on the side 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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