Tag Archives: Green Christianity

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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A daughter’s plea to her influencial father-pastor: climate change is real

May 5, 2014

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Anna Jayne Joyner, daughter of well-known pastor Rick Joyner, has been one of those evangelical Christians spear-heading the battle against climate change. Unfortunately, her father is a denier. Here are the first two paragraphs along with a link to the rest of her open letter:

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Katharine Hayhoe named as one of the world’s 100 top influencers — and we’re pleased

April 25, 2014

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We’re blowing the party whistles at the latest news: TIME magazine selected Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe, a bonafide evangelical Christian, as one of the world’s one hundred most influential people. Her honest awe-shucks demeanor comes as a relief in our shrill world, and she defies Lynn White’s 1967 essay that portrayed Christianity as the source of environmental evil

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An Evangelical Christian who is also an environmentalist is thrilled to shake hands with the president — and America survived

April 16, 2014

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Mitch Hescox, the CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network — a fine man who has shown vast patience with grumps like me — wrote the following reflection for Holy Week. I lifted the first couple of paragraphs and then provided a link to the original site. You’re a good man, Mitch.  It’s rare to have […]

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Stop the press: Nature-lovers can love humans

November 25, 2013

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Leah Kostamo has liberated me. I can now face my dark side: I love everything from sloths to moss and serve on three eco-friendly boards, but most environmental literature reminds me of toothpaste-flavored herbal tea – with no sweeteners allowed (carcinogens, you know). Guilt is slung like linguini. Humor and joy are banned, and bang the drumbeat of shame on Christians, who supposedly believe in the biosphere’s annihilation.

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Climate change, a fast, and the Hartford Declaration

November 13, 2013

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Many sympathized Yeb Sano’s impassioned plea for a substantial agreement on addressing climate change at the first day of the United Nations conference in Warsaw. He pledged to fast through the conference. Members of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network have pledged to fast as well. Here is their letter, along with an invitation for others to join:

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Pressuring the Obama administration: Preserve our public land

October 19, 2013

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The New Evangelical Partnership for Common Good refuses to be pegged. It has criticized Republicans. It also criticizes the president for surrendering too much land to energy companies and urges him to preserve more. The short video:

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Can the National Association of Evangelicals make a stand for the truth?

September 22, 2013

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Think of it as the gentleman in the tweed cap or the lady in horse riding apparel. The National Association of Evangelicals has exemplified dignity and poise since its 1942 inception. Perhaps its first president, the late Harold Ockenga, branded it with his personality when he — along with Edward J. Carnell, Carl Henry, Daniel […]

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Confession from a dweeb

August 10, 2013

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The term, “mea-culpa” is Latin for, “I’m an idiot.”  Philologists squabble over nuance, of course.  Some offer footnote-laden papers supporting “jerk” while young’n restless revisionists fight for “dolt” and “dweeb.”  It gets ugly at academic conferences what with all the hurled epithets, ruined reputations, and tossed fruit salads.  And no follow-up mea-culpas.  Such is academia’s […]

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A time for the strong voice

July 15, 2013

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There it was, in my inbox, the cautionary and age-old question from a fellow veteran in the war against climate-change denial: Should evangelicals promoting the scientific consensus favor diplomatic gentility or prophetic indignation? Do we follow John the Baptist (“You brood of vipers!”) or Titus 3:2 (“be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle […]

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