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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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Evangelicals were everywhere at the COP talks

December 13, 2015

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Committed Christians were crawling under every rock at the United Nations climate talks in Paris, with environmentally-friendly evangelicals leaping into the fray as never before. Brian Webb headed up a Climate Caretakers team while VIP’s such as Richard Cizik and Katharine Hayhoe held interviews and made their presence known.

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Those Fun and Crazy Guys: Humpback Whales

April 1, 2015

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Scientists ponder the motivation behind the songs of the male humpbacks – or, more technically, their hums. Many thought they were typical men, shamelessly wooing the ladies in the open sea with nary a glance at the neighborhood’s mortified barracudas. No doubt they were promising the moon: “We love you because of your minds.” But there’s no recorded instance of females casually swimming past and peaking back, which leaves us with one of two choices. Option One: the men are a bunch-a losers. Option Two: We don’t know why they sing.

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Seeing the world through different eyes

January 30, 2015

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Three legged tables crash when we slice off the third leg. Knives, forks, spoons, coffee cups, and plates splatter all over the floor along with the vase with the flowers. It’s an embarrassing mess.

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Wisdom from the Jesuits: Climate change signals a vapid spirituality

December 8, 2014

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Jamie Today, S.J., displayed Ignatian Spirituality at its finest in his November 15th piece at Ecojesuit, “Healing a broken world from our communities: Thinking and praying on the gift of creation.”

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September 29, 2014

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A shout-out to all prowling the Northeastern United States in October …

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Ca-ching: Human-induced climate change spells doom for spirituality and business

September 15, 2014

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It’s a strange harmony. Wall Street powerhouses now chime with robed clerics in an offbeat tune: Ruining our atmosphere is not only immoral, it’s bad for the S&P 500. What’s next? Will the executives and clergy swap portfolio tips for divestment brochures at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City?

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