Presidential Candidates Weigh In on Care for the Poor

Last year Christian leaders came together to create a "Circle of Protection" around programs in the federal budget designed to help the poor both here and abroad: In the face of historic deficits, the nation faces unavoidable choices about how to balance needs and resources and allocate burdens and sacrifices. These choices are economic, political"and moral.As Christians, we believe the moral measure of the debate is how the most poor and vulnerable people fare. We look at every budget … [Read more...]

New Fuel Economy Standards- So, What Would Jesus Drive?

By Mitch HescoxFor the first time since 1985, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have been finalized, raising fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles to 54.5 mpg by 2025. 10 years after What Would Jesus Drive we finally have higher fuel economy standards that consumers are demanding. This is good for our wallets, human health, job creation, and national security.With the standards announced today the average family will still save from $6,000 to $8,000 through the life … [Read more...]

CO2 Reductions Highlight Need for Made in America Clean Energy

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by Mitch Hescox & Alexei LaushkinThe hottest July on record, drought plaguing almost two-thirds of the US, and Arctic sea ice at historic low levels. God's creation needs a little good news and we just got it. US carbon pollution is declining with emissions at their lowest point in 20 years. With that the US has made deeper and faster cuts in carbon pollution emissions than any country in the world over the last 6 years. It's not enough to avert the moral challenges that are and will be … [Read more...]

Are We Returning to the Mourners’ Bench?

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by Mitch HescoxI have a confession.  I’m an evangelical Christian and I love to share Jesus.  I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love.  Jesus’ story is a love story – a love for God, for all creation, a special love for the most vulnerable, for you, and for me.  Jesus’ love story doesn’t offer an escape from this world, but it does offer hope for a new one, a renewed creation where all things are made new.   The ultimate focus of the scriptures is that in the end Jesus will return … [Read more...]

New Wine

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by Mitch Hescox Luke 5:36-39 (NIV)"He told them this parable: "No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, 'The old … [Read more...]

Waiting for Easter

A Day of Waiting 15 But they shouted, "Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!" "Shall I crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king but Caesar," the chief priests answered. John 19:15 (NIV) It's Saturday morning, April 7, 2012, a day of waiting, reflecting, and wondering. As I prayed through the Good Friday Scriptures, the words shouted by the Jewish hierarchy at the end of Jesus' trial kept rattling through my mind, "We have no king but Caesar." In one brief angry scream, … [Read more...]

Are We Poisoning Our Children? [A Q Ideas Conversation]

Gabe Lyons of the Q, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society, sits down with Mitch to talk about the mercury, creation care, and much more.Don't miss this excellent conversation. … [Read more...]


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