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The Martyr of Climate Change

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  Last week, I’d never even heard of Mark Baumer. I suspect most people still don’t know who he his. Such ignorance is unfortunate. A few days ago, I learned that Baumer embodied the lived experience of faith in something greater than himself. Back in October, Baumer left Rhode Island to walk barefoot across America. […]

The Southern Progressive Sunday School Class

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  These are words overheard this morning…   We got to do something about climate change y’all. We’ve got to stop buying bottled water.   The world is getting tough. Years ago, we used to have throwaway money to help all the poor children in Mexico. Now, we don’t have no more throwaway money.   […]

The Church and Climate Change

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*Delivered at Climate Change Press Conference hosted by the Texas Drought Project in Dallas on 11/19/2015. When I think about climate change, the message of Jesus comes to mind. We are called to love our neighbor as we love our self. Our actions and lack of action continue to destroy the homes of billions. When […]

The Ethics of Our Table: Jesus and Meat

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Outside during the visit, everyone enjoys playing fetch with the family dog.  When the host of the house whistles for the dog to come around back, no one pays attention.  A few hours later, everyone gathers at the dinner table and prepares for a great feast.  After a prayer asking God’s blessing on the meal […]

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