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Woot! Leading Evangelical Coalition Catches Up on Climate Change

Charles Redfern | Posted 10.26.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

The resolution echoes papal statements linking a warming earth with care for the poor: "A changing climate threatens the lives and livelihoods of the world's poorest citizens."

A New Evangelical Band Bangs the Drum on Climate Change

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Climate Caretakers -- whose founding members include Houghton College, the Lausanne Creation Care Network, Micah Challenge U.S.A., and Sojourners -- characterizes itself as a "campaign aimed at mobilizing Christians to prayer and action on climate change," according to Brian Webb.

Why Some Evangelicals Are Praying President Obama Will Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Maybe I'm a near-sighted Bible-thumping holy roller, but I can't see angel wings flapping on oil executives. No doubt some are community pillars. They're Little League umpires, tithers and PTA volunteers. They've got lovely houses and manicured lawns.

Will The National Association of Evangelicals Sink Into Irrelevance by Dodging Climate Change?

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Only a cloistered alliance, imprisoned in its subculture's mental landscape, would fail to see the incongruity: Pleading against the contraception mandate amid rising sea levels triggers images of Honolulu church sextons protesting government carillon regulations on Sunday, December 7th, 1941.

Something New: The Delightful Conservationist

Charles Redfern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Leah Kostamo has liberated me. I can now face my dark side: I love everything from sloths to moss and serve on three eco-friendly boards, but most environmental literature reminds me of toothpaste-flavored herbal tea - with no sweeteners allowed (carcinogens, you know). Guilt is slung like linguini.

Is It Ever Time to Pound Our Fists on Tables?

Charles Redfern | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Arguments for climate-change activism often meet deflection: let's focus on spirituality and discipleship and evangelism; let's avoid "politics." So abortion isn't political? Have all these good people mistaken conflict avoidance for resolution?

Tap Dancing At The Cataclysm

Charles Redfern | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

I usually call doom on prophets of gloom and doom because they slobber over catastrophe like mutts chomping Purina. But a question nags: What if we really are blowing party horns at the Apocalypse?

Evangelicals & Catholics Link Pro-Life Stance to Creation Care

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.20.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Concern over a shifting climate has spilled over onto other environmental issues. More and more denominations and movements are convinced -- officially.

Is There A Hidden Gem In That Horse-Drawn Buggy?

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.10.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Nancy Sleeth looks beyond the group's obvious flaws, learns from their attributes and applies their lessons in an entertaining, thought-provoking, refreshing, nuts-and-bolts manual for those of us who feel enslaved to the grid and our gas guzzlers.