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After Giving up Alcohol, I’m Addicted to Lent
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

This spring, I gave up alcohol for Lent, the forty days of penitence between Ash Wednesday and Easter. And now almost one week after the Alleluias and Easter baskets, I may be addicted to Lent. ...

Major Oil Spill in Suburbia Shows Risk of Pipelines
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

Residents of Mayflower, Ark., spent Easter weekend evacuated from their homes as Exxon Mobil attended to a major oil spill from a crude oil pipeline. Residents of Mayflower, Ark., ...

Keystone XL Would Divide Jobs, Conquer Low-Income and Native American Communities
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

When it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil and gas industry want you to believe that you have to choose between jobs and prairie grass. This tactic is called the “divide and conquer” or “divide and rul ...

God’s Earth is Crying Out; God’s People, Responding, Must Prepare for Jail
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

God’s creation is in danger; and to call upon the powers of the world to heal it, God’s people are prepared to go to jail. God’s creation is in danger; and to call upon the pow ...

Keystone Pipeline Will Be Stopped By A Miracle
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

An estimated 200 people of faith gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning in preparation for the Forward on Climate Rally on the National Mall. The brief prayer service preceded the larger rally of an e ...

Sawdust and Mistaken Identity
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

I had a happy childhood, with few moments of true anguish. One that I will always remember, though, is when they cut down the tree on Euclid Street.  I had a happy childhood, wit ...

Video: ‘Developing Tar Sands Means Losing Control of the Climate’
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

“If we fully develop the tar sands, we will certainly lose control of the climate. We will get to a point where we can not walk back from the cliff,” says climate scientist Dr. John Abraham. The Keystone XL pi ...

A Little Climate Change Pleasure Reading
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change. This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change.   As a teacher, I relish the escape provided by pleasure r ...

The Story Is in the Glacier: 'Chasing Ice'
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The film Chasing Ice is the story of their Extreme Ice Survey as they place time-lapse cameras on glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Montana, and Alaska, and watch as they disappear. ...

The Deadly Misnomer of 'Fossil Fuels'
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Calvin B. DeWitt Just because you can set something on fire doesn't mean you should. COAL, NATURAL gas, ...

Conservationist: Dominique Bikaba
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Eastern Congo is home to some of the world’s most stunning scenery—and some of its most brutal and unimaginable violence. The relationship between these two symbols of the region is a close one. ...

Big Brain. Big Heart?
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben What explains our moral leaders' mealy-mouthed silence on climate change? IN EARLY JUNE, a ...

White House Earth Day Briefing Offers Hope, Reminds Us There Is Still Much To Do
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

In honor of Earth Day, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships today hosted an Environmental Briefing for a number of environmental activists from all over the country. ...

Senate Blocks the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Last week, 56 senators voted to include the Keystone XL Pipeline in a highway bill — four short of the required 60. Last week, 56 senators voted to include the Keystone XL Pipeli ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Looking at reality TV’s latest sensation: All American Muslim, stories of Missouri's Chocolate University harvesting more than cocoa beans, exploring the terms behind the latest anti-bullying legislation, ...

A Hymn Celebrating God's Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This hymn was originally used for the dedication of the 180 solar panels on the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware where I am the co-pastor. This h ...

Building Bridges for Creation Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Imagine you've become a mom for the first time. Looking at your infant daughter, you have a personal revelation that your conventional consumer-driven lifestyle is shallow. I ...

American 'Exceptionalism' Can Degenerate Into Superiority
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

There has been a fascinating and important dialogue going on this week over at the <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/" target="_blank"><em>Washington ...

Wise Local Living -- Without Leaving
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Last year I borrowed a copy of Doug Fine's book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812977890?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creat ...

What Happens When a Wheaton Grad Runs for Congress as a Democrat
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Last weekend, as a group of religiously-committed pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives found themselves at odds with the majority of their party over an abortion-related amendment in ...

A Theology of Ecology
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.blogactionday.org"></a>Today is <a href="http://www.blogactionday.org/">Blog Action Day 2009</a>, an ...