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Russ Pierson
Russ Pier­son is an ordained min­is­ter, a 2012 Green­Faith Fel­low, a Cer­ti­fied Sus­tain­able Build­ing Advi­sor and a GreenAd­van­tage™ cer­ti­fied pro­fes­sional. He serves as Assistant Director of Facilities Management and Planning and the Trans­porta­tion Coor­di­na­tor at one of the nation’s pre­mier green higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions, Lane Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Eugene, Ore. Russ recently com­pleted his D.Min. in Global Lead­er­ship at George Fox Uni­ver­sity in Port­land, and he was like­wise part of the ini­tial cohort in the two-year Chris­t­ian Earth­keep­ing con­cen­tra­tion at Fox, one of the first such pro­grams offered by an Amer­i­can Evan­gel­i­cal sem­i­nary. Russ is presently at work on a book, Mevangelicals: Why--and How--the Religious Right May Be Left Behind in 2016.

Entries by Russ Pierson

MEvangelicals: Faith in the Rand Scheme of Things

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2015 | 11:27 PM

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There is a great, basic contradiction in the teachings of Jesus. Jesus was one of the first great teachers to proclaim the basic principle of individualism -- the inviolate sanctity...

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'Jesus, Girls and Marcus Mariota:' The New 'We' We Need

(6) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 9:26 AM


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It is a great time to be a Duck fan.

I am speaking, of course, on behalf of fans of the Oregon Ducks football team, who avenged their solitary,...

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'Violent Night': A Post-Christmas Meditation for the Cosmos Generation

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 1:30 PM

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I look up at the night sky and I know that, yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the...
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"Just" Because: Augustine's Just War and the Ethics of Torture

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 2:00 PM

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... why (are) there are no Christian soldiers in the army till 175 and why so few from 175 till 310? Was it the violence connected with the army or the idolatry? Or did it perhaps have something to do...
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An After-Easter Meditation for the Cosmos Generation

(43) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 12:26 PM

Our entire universe emerged from a point smaller than a single atom. Space itself exploded in a cosmic fire, launching the expansion of the universe and giving birth to all the energy and all the matter we know today. I know that sounds crazy, but there is strong observational evidence...
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Does God Love the World?

(61) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 3:46 PM

One of us was in Seattle this past weekend to speak at a meeting of biblical scholars. The subject: Evangelicals and the Environment. Seattle was stunningly beautiful, with ample sunshine, clear skies and an occasional happy breeze. Having grown up in nearby Tacoma, seeing majestic Mount Rainier for the first...

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