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Forgiving & A Beach’s Sand

January 11, 2019

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We aren’t like rock cliffs on the coast; we are like sand on the beach. If we are not permeable to hatred, fear, and hurt, neither would we be permeable to love and kindness.

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Thoughts From Hell

December 9, 2018

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My friend, Eden Vigil Director Lowell Bliss, traveled to Poland to attend the United Nations climate change talks, dubbed COP 24, and toured the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. He filed Facebook reports. I found this especially poignant, and I share it with his permission.

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No Worries At Armageddon

October 11, 2018

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Our society is certifiably bonkers. I’ve got proof positive.

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Heretic Hunting Among The Innocents: Intimidation & Climate Change

September 12, 2018

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Few arenas display Evangelicalism’s bully takeover more than climate change, where the coal mine’s canary has been hacking, spitting, and turning blue. 

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Does Jesus Love Smog?

February 22, 2018

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Billy Graham was not a leading environmentalist, of course, but his brand of pre-politicized evangelicalism made room for biologists, physicists, and atmospheric scientists. He, along with other evangelicals like Francis Schaeffer, didn’t find them threatening. 

 

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Falsehood’s seductive charm

January 23, 2018

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Once again, we see a lie’s allure when matched with the abrasive truth – especially after the tyranny of the urgent locks us up and tosses the key. The truth: Newly-released NASA and NOAA reports say 2017 was one of the three hottest since recording began – and the most stifling without an El Nino […]

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Hope Springs In The Ruins

December 8, 2017

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There’s genuine hope. Honest. It lingers on the margins, beyond the world of wayward religious moguls fawning over dubious politicians. It even pokes its head on center stage and waves hello. Discerning Advent-like hope is a real discipline in this era of hijacked evangelicalism. We read the I-can’t-believe-you-said-that pronouncements and despair. Take Franklin Graham’s December […]

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Subversive Prayer In An Era Of Rage

October 24, 2017

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Cross-published from the HuffPost The Good Book tells us “that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority” (1 Timothy 2:1-2). So how do we pray for an administration with a chip on its shoulder? A shaking fist and a beat-red face accompany policies birthed […]

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Patriotism’s Call Under A Rogue Government

June 27, 2017

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Silly me. I dreamed the GOP-sponsored health care travesty passed in the US House would die in the Senate. The Congressional Budget Office just released a report dashing my innocence: 22 million stand to lose their insurance over the next ten years under Mitch McConnell’s cynicism. This comes atop more revelations about Russian election meddling […]

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Eco-friendly evangelicals take it to the streets

April 27, 2017

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Cross published on Huffpost Who says a climate-denying cult entrances all evangelical Christians? Brian Webb’s faith has propelled him into pro-science action. He’s a mover and a shaker, an organizational hombre, a managerial mahatma with a Bible. Webb directs Climate Caretakers, a network founded in August 2015 to mobilize the faithful, and he’s leading a […]

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