Tag Archives: creation care

Hope Springs In The Ruins

December 8, 2017

0 Comments

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 […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...

A call for videos advancing the cause of furry little animals

November 15, 2011

0 Comments

The National Association of Evangelicals has joined hands with others and is sponsoring a video contest on creation care for 18 to 25-year-olds. The deadline is December 10th. See the video below for more information.

Rate this:

Continue reading...

A Pro-Life, “Christian” organization gone rogue

October 1, 2011

3 Comments

I hear the echoing booms. The Family Research Council is hammering nails into the coffin of its own credibility – and, once again, it drags the rest of us into its grave. I’ll crawl out and obsequiously plead before my agnostic friends: “I’m sure the FRC is well-motivated … they care … they’re sincere … law-abiding … love dogs and cats … but (that inexorable “but”) … not all of us are like them.”

My friends are not stupid. They see the organization’s mockery of its proclaimed anti-abortion stance; they see how the FRC is not genuinely pro-life; they see through the chimeras and phantoms and figments and find no resemblance with the New Testament lifestyle. It’s evident: The FRC is a ventriloquist’s doll for the Far Right fringe, complete with a Bible tucked beneath its wooden arm (witness the clone like resemblance between its budget cutting proposals and the Republican Party’s, here and here). The ventriloquist preaches from Ayn Rand’s notes while neglecting the baby in the womb as well as the infant in the crib. They want nothing to do with our ilk if it means resembling the Family Research Council.

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Denying the deniers

August 20, 2011

4 Comments

Deniers of climate change, including many Republican Presidential candidates, often cite statistics promoted in The Great Global Warming Swindle, which premiered in Britain in 2007. I’ve encountered them myself in several e-mails. Peter Sinclair’s video illuminates the pseudo-documentary’s distortions. It turns out that sun activity is not spiking current temperatures; the Earth is now hotter than the balmy Middle Ages; and volcanoes do not belch more CO2 than factories and cars.

It’s intriguing: Sean Hannity branded people like me “communist.” Not that facts matter, but I’m an evangelical Christian and a Baptist pastor. I would be among the first bound for the nascent American gulag after the Revolution. But even more relevant, I’m advocating the same concern for climate change as did George H.W. Bush. Was the World War 2 hero a closet communist? And what is “communist” about environmental concern? I don’t want collectivization. I just want green environmental stewardship, which Republicans of previous eras had always championed.

Rate this:

Continue reading...

For no rhyme or reason …

June 30, 2011

1 Comment

Supposedly, this blog is devoted to theological-sociological-spiritual-cultural-environmental proclammation. Nuts to that for now. I loved this video of breaching whales and I’m passing it along. God is fun and he loves it when his creatures have fun.

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Video of the Month: Parenthood and mercury poisoning

June 29, 2011

0 Comments

The Evangelical Environmental Network has launched a campaign alerting everyone that one in six babies are now born with high mercury blood levels. Tracey Bianchi, author of Green Mama, published by Zondervan, explains the dilemma and what we can do about it in this video. We’ll cull cyberspace in the future and feature a “Video of the Month.”

Rate this:

Continue reading...