When Is Stopping a Pipeline Social Change?

While many people were surprised by the Obama Administration’s work stoppage on the pipeline, this action represents one significant example of how the government can play an important role in long-term social change. [Read more…]

Do We Need an 11th Commandment?

Christians ought to have a Trinitarian understanding of moral obligations that exist in relation to God, to one another, and to creation.
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Is an Apocalypse Inevitable Before We Can Achieve Sustainability?

While delegates in Paris have been hammering out a long-overdue global deal to lower greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to address climate change, US college students continue to prophesy plague, nuclear war, water wars, hurricanes, tsunamis, rising sea levels, ebola and other pandemics as a necessary apocalyptic intervention that will be required before we are able to move into a sustainable future as a human community. [Read more…]

Consumerism Gone Wild: How Swiffers are Sweeping Away our Common Sense

Swiffers represent all that is disordered about US American consumerism. [Read more…]

The Key to Climate Change

My point is to prompt us to rightly identify the problem we face as a human community confronting the threat of climate change. [Read more…]

Why K-Cups Are Going To Kill Us

But really, its not K-Cups, per se, that are the problem. The problem is much deeper. [Read more…]

Connecting the Dots Between Wild Violets, Fracking, and Homelessness

It’s springtime in North Carolina. Between the redbuds, dogwoods, azaleas, wisteria, lily of the valley, and the wild violets – my yard is a riot of color. This is the time of year when my girls and I gather wild violets and make violet jelly to enjoy with our tea and scones and when we [Read More…]

Review of Michael Northcott’s book, “A Political Theology of Climate Change”

Click here to read my review of Michael Northcott’s new book titled, A Political Theology of Climate Change in The Christian Century. [Read more…]