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The Ugliest Word in the English Language: Fracking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I think I know the ugliest word in the English language -- a neologism, actually, coined to describe the technique for pumping liquid at high pressure into rock to open up cracks so that natural ga ...

A Hymn Celebrating God's Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | 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 ...

'Power to the People'
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 8:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Renewable energy sources aren't just safer than nuclear power -- they're also cheaper. The ...

Why We Need Renewable Energy Sources That are Cheaper and Safer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has caused considerable concern among Wall Street types, many of whom had already voted with their wallets against the financial feasibility of nuclear power by ...

Presidential Contenders: None Standing Tall on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Whoever is our next president -- whether President Obama in a second term or the eventual Republican nominee -- will be the most consequential president <em>ever</em> for overcoming global warming ...

5 Green Reads For Your Summer Reading List
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

While Earth Day and Good Friday being on the same date this year was a relatively rare alignment, thankfully for many people the everyday companionship of religious belief and care for creation i ...

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Here are 10 ways to make Earth Day a church day for your congregation, small group, or family.<em></em></p> Here are 10 ways to make Earth Day a church day for y ...

Reflections on the Gulf Oil Spill and a Prayer for Lost Lives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Last year, I was deeply troubled by the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/gulf-coast/" target="_blank">Gulf Oil Spill</a>, having been born and raised on the Florida Gulf Coast. ...

Make Earth Day a Church Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It is fitting that this year <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/earth-day/" target="_blank">Earth Day</a> falls on Good Friday and that three days later the greatest dawn since t ...

One Year Later, Big Oil Still Isn't Sorry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">One year after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, life has not returned to normal in the Gulf. One year after the Deepwater Horizon Oil ...

For Gulf Coast Residents, the Oil Spill Nightmare Continues
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:24pm | Type: Blog

For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major topic of news reports all over the world. For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major t ...

Experiencing God's Creation, Rain or Shine
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I'm a Midwestern girl coming out of her winter shell this month. Flip flops are lost companions just now crawling out from under beds and hidden closet shelves. I'm a Mi ...

Reverend Billy Against Mountain Top Removal
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/11/reverend-billy-against-mountain-top-removal/" target="_self"></a>Reverend Billy and the <a href="http://www.revbilly.co ...

April 2011
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Issue

April, 2011 Overcoming Denial: How to talk to climate change skeptics (with all due respect). Ten myths about global warming, and what the ...

How to Talk to Climate Change Skeptics
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:27am | Type: Magazine Article

John Cook 10 myths about global warming, and what the science really says. The reasons for raising doubts abo ...

Addressing the Naysayers
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 3:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine Hayhoe The gospel truth about climate change Climate change is real. Nevertheless, we all know s ...

Extended Interview with John Cook
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Cook Elizabeth Palmberg The reasons for raising doubts about the human causes of g ...

For God So Loved the Dirt ...
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there put the human whom God had formed" (Genesis 2:8 ...

Climate Change: Just the Facts
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 4:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The fossil fuel industry is the main impediment to real change. Why? Because they are making money. Exxon made more money in ...

Sister Act
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Benedictine women in Wisconsin are practicing new (and ancient) ways to save the earth, starting with the home front. ...

Nestling for the Planet
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

The April issue of Sojourners magazine takes on climate change denial. One challenge is that the truth is hard to face -- but, as scientist Sasha Adkins describes from personal experience, one strategy is to d ...

How To Talk With Climate Change Skeptics
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

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Protecting the EPA's Authority to Help Overcome Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As I discuss more fully in my book, <a href="http://creationcare.org/blog.php?blog=19" target="_blank"><em>Global Warming and the Risen LORD</em></a>, in the United ...

Tread Lightly During Spring Break Travel
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

My family, while I was growing up, was not much for spring breaks. As other families we know flitted about preparing for palm trees and sand, my sister and I would pout and lament to my mother that we had the ...

Is Nuclear Power a 'Bargain with the Devil'?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>Washington Post</em> columnist <a href="http://wapo.st/ehNbKp" target="_blank">Eugene Robinson</a> wonders, in the midst of the ongoing horror in Japan, if nucle ...

Wisconsin Strengthens Ties Between Labor and Environment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Corporations have long used the false rhetoric of "jobs versus the environment" to pit what would be natural allies -- environmentalists and labor activists -- against one another. ...

One World: Of Earthquakes and Interdependence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As Americans were complaining about all the snow this winter, arguing about the <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/147615-senate-republicans-introduces-bill-to-defund-npr-pbs" t ...

In the Wake of Japan Disaster, Must We Accept Nuclear Power?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

down-wind of the Three Mile Island reactor when the radioactive core was breached on March 28, 1979, ... a.m. March 28, 1979. There was a mal-function in the secondary cooling system of Unit 2. More ...

America's Greatest Deficit is Spiritual, Not Merely Financial
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

With all the angst about the economy, the deficit, and a looming government shut-down, I'm still concerned that we're treating symptoms rather than diagnosing the underlying disease. ...

Support Farmworkers this Lent: Fast for Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100307-ciw-farmworkers1.jpg"></a>Will you be giving up chocolate for Lent? Coffee? Then why not fast for justice? Why not abstain from shopp ...

Feeling Green Guilt at 30,000 Feet
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I just returned from a fabulous little weekend getaway. Skipped town with the hubby. Just us, sans three kids for the first time in four years, and it was glorious. I just returne ...

The Planet Cries Out
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We need to clear the polluted political air before we'll have a real chance to clear the actual atmosphere. ...

Meet the Frackers
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tyler Edgar A technique for natural gas drilling threatens drinking water and the environment. Imagine you ...

How Do We Take Lent Beyond Chocolate and Caffeine?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Lent. It's an odd word, not exactly one that shows up in the vernacular of our everyday.</p> Lent. It's an odd word, not exactly one that shows up in the vernacula ...

Christians and the Environment(Discussion Guide)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Resource

Christians and the Environment(Discussion Guide) Perfect for small groups or individual study! Designed to spark discussion and thought about how to live out God's call for ...

Wendell Berry Won't Quit Trying to Save the Mountains
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

of Floyd County; John Hennen, 59, a history professor at Morehead State University; and Martin Mudd, 28 ...

Political Winter Storms in the West Virginia Coalfields
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

In the old days, in the coal towns of West Virginia, winter was a time when folks hunkered around the pot-bellied stove and whiled away time spinning stories. In the old days, in ...

The Truth About the BP Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Ten months have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and by now most of the nation has shifted its focus away from the gulf to more recent and pressing topics. Ten months ...

Cast Off the Stupor of Indifference
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Today I want to focus on the people of Egypt -- those million or more who have gathered in Tahrir Square, both as a united, insistent, revolutionary body, and as individuals -- professors and bake ...

Creation Care
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 9:19am | Type: Topic Brief

Includes oil spill, climate change, energy policy, carbon footprint. (Creation Care, Environmental Stewardship) () Includes oil spill, climate change, energy policy, carbon footprint. ...

Defending the 'Cult' of Environmentalism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Environmentalism is "deadly." It is "one of the greatest deceptions of our day," "striving to put America and the world under its destructive control" and "seducing your chil ...

Fish-Workers in Sri Lanka Struggling for Life and Livelihood
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

the project, were arrested on November 28 and charged with conspiring and inciting people against ...

Remembering Judy Bonds, Mountain Defender
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">This past Monday, January 3, anti-mountaintop removal activist Judy Bonds exhaled her last breath from the homeland she loved. This pa ...

Time to Take It to the Streets
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Nonviolent civil disobedience has been a less effective tactic in this country in the past few decades for a variety of rea ...

How to Add Some More Green to Your Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Overcoming global warming is not a sprint. There is no quick fix. Rather, it is a marathon, something we will be doing for the rest of our lives. "Overcoming global war ...

A Green Christmas: 5 Realistic Ideas for Celebrating the Season
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Well, here we go. Like it or not, tis the season. For me the holidays are a mixed blur of emotions, hopes, and unfulfilled, unrealistic dreams and desires. Well, here we go. Like ...

Building Bridges for Creation Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | 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 ...

Simple Living Becomes Sexy
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher In an age of 'eco-awakenings,' the vision of 'more with less' abides. ...

Power to the People
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 2:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rob F. Murphy "We have to listen and observe," notes Jennifer Hope Kottler, when writing about energy issues ("Two Ears, Tw ...

In Defense of Simple Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

and the Pacific, 28 percent of the people border on starvation, experiencing the gnawing pain of a perpetual ... and the Pacific, 28 percent of the people border on starvation, experiencing the gnawing pain of a perpetual ...