“Faithfully” Opposing Pipelines in Favor of Trucks?

by (@markdtooley) October 29, 2013

Faithful America is “a fast-growing online community dedicated to reclaiming Christianity from the religious right and putting faith into action for social justice.” It’s also funded by George Soros and other left-wing secular philanthropies for “organizing the faithful to take on right-wing extremists and renew the church’s prophetic role in building a more free and […]

The Weird Rhetoric of Environmental “Holocaust”

by (@markdtooley) August 19, 2013

But the Nazi comparison is egregious, as Nazi citations usually are. Do we really face the moral equivalent of Hitler’s Holocaust, which murdered about 11 million within a few years? Are skeptics of environmental end-times rhetoric the equivalent of Nazi sympathizers or Holocaust deniers? And does Cizik really rank with heroes who risked their lives like ten Boom or Schindler? Cizik did lose his NAE job (over same-sex unions), but not his life, and seems to be doing fine.

Ex-Evangelicals & Chili Cornbread Eucharist

by (@bjgingerich) August 15, 2013

Ironically, for all their talk of misty uncertainties and multiculturalism, emergents remain assured that orthodox Christianity and conservative politics are erroneous. It seems that, in reaching out to theological misfits, the Wild Goose Festival has picked up all the heretics.

A Soggy Potpourri of Aged Leftism

by (@JeffreyHWalton) January 15, 2013

Interfaith officials gathered for a climate change “pray-in” and risked arrest before the White House as part of attempted civil disobedience this morning.  Warning “this may well be humanity’s last chance to choose between chaos and community,” the gathering began with a service at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and continued with a soggy three-block […]

On Godly Dominion: 64th Evangelical Theological Society on Earth Stewardship

by (@TheIRD) November 21, 2012

(Photo credit:www.ilovefarmers.org) By Nathaniel Torrey The relationship between Christianity and environmentalism was the theme of the 64th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, entitled “Caring for Creation.” Some of the plenary speakers included Dr. Calvin Beisner, founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, and Dr. Russell Moore, Dean […]

A Reminder from Butte, America

by (@TheIRD) July 27, 2012

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to the beautiful state of Montana for a seminar put on by the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE). In a quaint, 1920s era railroad hotel, a group of professors, pastors, rabbis, activists, and others of various professions discussed “Faith, the Economy & Social […]

Christian Reformed Church Takes Action on Climate Change

by (@TheIRD) July 26, 2012

Delegates to the 2012 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, held from June 8-14 at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, recognized the existence of manmade climate change as a present threat to mankind’s way of life.  The denomination has about 250,000 members and is a member of the National Association of […]

Outsourcing Stewardship to the EPA

by (@TheIRD) June 29, 2012

By Julia Polese Reverend Jim Ball wrote an article on Huffington Post lauding the “over 50,000 pro-life Christians [who] are supporting the EPA’s efforts to overcome global warming.” The organization Ball works for, the Evangelical Environmental Network, ran TV spots in “key states – Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri and in D.C.” featuring […]

Environmentalism “Masquerades as Pro-Life”

by (@TheIRD) February 10, 2012

Mitchell Hescox and EEN are co-opting pro-life language in their battle to advance environmentalist agenda. (Photo credit: Hiren.info)   Claiming to speak for a “growing” number of evangelicals who are now “consistently pro-life,” Reverend Mitchell Hescox, president of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), testified before a Congressional committee for new standards on oil and coal power […]

Defrocked Catholic Priest Leads Earth Worship Seminar Former Dominican Turned Episcopalian Praises Gaia, ‘Goddess’

by (@JeffreyHWalton) May 5, 2010

An Episcopal priest and theologian who popularized the rave-like “Techno Cosmic Mass” and advocated goddess worship recently led a seminar on mysticism and Earth spirituality to coincide with Earth Day. Warning that environmental degradation caused by raging against “Gaia” had to cease, the Rev. Matthew Fox made frequent references to “the Goddess” and the divine […]