Released on 2010Categories Global warming

Global Warming and the Risen Lord

Global Warming and the Risen Lord

Author: Jim Ball

Publisher: Russell Media

ISBN: 9780982930014

Category: Global warming

Page: 561

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Global Warming and the Risen LORD moves beyond the old debates about climate change to a new conversation focusing on the tremendous opportunities there are and the biblical and spiritual resources we have been given to meet this threat. Filled with inspirational stories and sobering scientific research, Rev. Ball shows us that global warming is one of the major challenges of our time, but one that can be overcome by following the Risen LORD.
Released on 2011-11-17Categories Religion

Religion in Environmental and Climate Change

Religion in Environmental and Climate Change

Author: Dieter Gerten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441166289

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 436

Climate change and other global environmental changes deserve attention by the the humanities - they are caused mainly by human attitudes and activities and feed back to human societies. Focussing on religion allows for analysis of various human modes of perception, action and thought in relation to global environmental change. On the one hand, religious organizations are aiming to become "greener"; on the other hand, some religious ideas and practices display fatalism towards impacts of climate change. What might be the fate of different religions in an ever-warming world? This book gathers recent research on functions of religion in climate change from theological, ethical, philosophical, anthropological, historical and earth system analytical perspectives. Charting the spread from regional case studies to global-scale syntheses, the authors demonstrate that world religions and indigenous belief systems are already responding in highly dynamic ways to ongoing and projected climate changes - in theory and practice, for better or for worse. The book establishes the research field "religion in climate change" and identifies avenues for future research across disciplines.
Released on 2012-06-08Categories Religion

Between God & Green

Between God & Green

Author: Katharine K. Wilkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199942855

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Despite three decades of scientists' warnings and environmentalists' best efforts, the political will and public engagement necessary to fuel robust action on global climate change remain in short supply. Katharine K. Wilkinson shows that, contrary to popular expectations, faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening to address this problem. In the US, perhaps none is more significant than evangelical climate care. Drawing on extensive focus group and textual research and interviews, Between God & Green explores the phenomenon of climate care, from its historical roots and theological grounding to its visionary leaders and advocacy initiatives. Wilkinson examines the movement's reception within the broader evangelical community, from pew to pulpit. She shows that by engaging with climate change as a matter of private faith and public life, leaders of the movement challenge traditional boundaries of the evangelical agenda, partisan politics, and established alliances and hostilities. These leaders view sea-level rise as a moral calamity, lobby for legislation written on both sides of the aisle, and partner with atheist scientists. Wilkinson reveals how evangelical environmentalists are reshaping not only the landscape of American climate action, but the contours of their own religious community. Though the movement faces complex challenges, climate care leaders continue to leverage evangelicalism's size, dominance, cultural position, ethical resources, and mechanisms of communication to further their cause to bridge God and green.
Released on 2011Categories Religion

Environmental Science and Theology in Dialogue

Environmental Science and Theology in Dialogue

Author: Russell A. Butkus

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781570759123

Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 374

This work demonstrates how understanding environmental science and theology can provide new resources for sustaining the Earth. With sidebars, discussion questions, and recommended readings, the book provides students with a text that nurtures both critical thinking and ethical action.
Released on 2017-09-05Categories Religion

Rabbi. Radical. Redeemer. Risen Lord.

Rabbi. Radical. Redeemer. Risen Lord.

Author: Dwight A. Moody

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827233096

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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The public narrative about religion in America warns of loss and decline. But the young men and women voicing their convictions in this book tell a different story. They gathered in Lexington, Kentucky, in January of 2017 to preach at the National Festival of Young Preachers. This printed version of their words of hope and transformation is the eighth in this series bringing together the young and talented from all traditions of the Christian community. Read this volume of sermons. Collect all eight volumes. Stud?y? their words and vocation. Renew your hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Released on 2021-08-27Categories Religion

God at Center

God at Center

Author: Joe LoMusio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666719901

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 793

Frustrated and fed up at trying to live your life by the list? You know, it is that "corporate world" model of priority-keeping which is so ingrained in our culture (something first, then something second, and then something else third, and so on). God at Center provides the challenge to embrace a biblical paradigm for priority-keeping which does not follow the world, but the word. Is there really an alternative to putting "God first" in our lives? Yes, there is! And it is a more "biblical" paradigm, one that has God at the center of our lives. With God in his rightful place in your life and applying a fuller understanding of the Great Commandment (which is in and of itself a "priority-keeping" passage), you will embrace a lifestyle of seeking to love God with all your heart, soul, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself. You will finally make sense of who you are, what God wants you to know, and what you can do about it.
Released on 2011-06-14Categories Political Science

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Author: William Antholis

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815722304

Category: Political Science

Page: 156

View: 165

Fast Forward is equal parts science primer, history lesson, policy prescription, and ethical treatise. This pithy and compelling book makes clear what we know and don't know about global warming; why the threat demands prudent and urgent action; why the transition to a low-carbon economy will be the most difficult political and economic transaction in history; and how it requires nothing less than a revolution in our sense of civic responsibility. William Antholis and Strobe Talbott guide the reader through two decades of climate change politics and diplomacy, explaining the national and international factors that have influenced and often impeded domestic climate legislation and global negotiations. Recent United Nations–sponsored summits have demonstrated that the world cannot wait for a binding global treaty. Instead, the authors believe that the "Big Four" of America, the European Union, China, and India must lead the way forward. They recommend a new international mechanism modeled on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade that would monitor national commitments and create incentives for other countries to coordinate their efforts to cut emissions. Antholis and Talbott put their recommendations for legislative and diplomatic action into the larger context of our obligation to future generations, echoing a theme stressed by a diverse coalition of religious leaders calling for ambitious action on climate change. The world we leave to our children and grandchildren is not an abstraction, or even just a legacy; we must think about what kind of world that will be in deciding how we live—and act—today. Praise for Fast Forward "William Antholis and Strobe Talbott brilliantly explode the economic and scientific myths about climate change while elevating the political debate to a transgenerational moral crisis. Their synthesis of science, economics, religion, and philosophy is a clarion call to action for anyone interested in the future of the planet—which means all of us."—Andrea Mitchell, NBC News "In their very timely and fast-paced account of where we are today on the politics of global warming, the authors see Copenhagen as having pointed up the futility of relying on the United Nations as the only vehicle through which to tackle climate change."—Ed Luce, Financial Times "Strobe Talbott and Bill Antholis have made an admirable and important effort to move beyond the recent political rancor in Washington. They have a plan for leaders who want to be serious about energy and climate."—Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ill.)
Released on 2016-10-04Categories Religion

Caring for Creation

Caring for Creation

Author: Paul Douglas

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441230720

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 268

Faith-Based Solutions to Caring for the Earth Climate change is a confusing and polarizing issue. It may also prove to be the most daunting challenge of this century because children, the elderly, and the poor will be the first to feel its effects. The issue is all over the news, but what is seldom heard is a conservative, evangelical perspective. Connecting the dots between science and faith, this book explores the climate debate and how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's creation. The authors answer top questions such as "What's really happening?" and "Who can we trust?" and discuss stewarding the earth in light of evangelical values. "Acting on climate change is not about political agendas," they say. "It's about our kids. It's about being a disciple of Jesus Christ." Capping off this empowering book are practical, simple ideas for improving our environment and helping our families and those around us.
Released on 2012-09-01Categories Religion

Just Politics

Just Politics

Author: Ronald J. Sider

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441239822

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 214

Evangelicals today probably have more political influence in the United States than at any time in the last century--but they might not be certain what to do with it. It has been difficult to develop a unified voice on pressing issues such as social justice and moral renewal. Bestselling author and theologian Ron Sider offers a biblically grounded, factually rooted, Christian approach to politics that cuts across ideological divides. Shaped by a careful study of society, this book will guide readers into more thoughtful and effective political activity. It addresses perennially tough questions that often divide the church and includes a case study of the federal deficit debate. Practical, balanced, and nonpartisan, this book will be a welcome resource during the 2012 presidential race. This is a revised version of what was previously published as The Scandal of Evangelical Politics.
Released on 2020-08-05Categories Religion

The Intimidation Factor

The Intimidation Factor

Author: Charles Redfern

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725265844

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 186

What do we do when a formerly vibrant back-to-the-Bible movement drifts into a toxic swamp rimmed with attack dogs? Charles Redfern faces that grim question squarely. He discovers that American evangelical Christianity, which surged in the mid-twentieth century and offered a more genteel, intellectually vigorous alternative to caustic fundamentalism, fell into the hands of intimidators and backbiters. It was a short journey from there to the movement's partisan sell-out and the abandonment of time-honored creeds. Redfern describes his own story, in which he came into the faith at the movement's height in the 1970s, then views evangelicalism's decay across its spectrum. He doesn't spare conflict-adverse moderates in the process. But he also discovers hope: A winsome remnant survives, and its wooing the back-to-the-Bible people back to the Bible, bearing the fruits of the Holy Spirit as they do so.
Released on 2015-07-28Categories Religion

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Author: Ronald J. Sider

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718037192

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 955

Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily of starvation and preventable disease, and 1.3 billion people, worldwide, remain in abject poverty. So, the professor of theology went back to re-examine the issues by twenty-first century standards. Finding that Conservatives blame morally reprehensible individual choices, and Liberals blame constrictive social and economic policy, Dr. Sider finds himself agreeing with both sides. In this new look at an age-old problem, he offers not only a detailed explanation of the causes, but also a comprehensive series of practical solutions, in the hopes that Christians like him will choose to make a difference.
Released on 2016-06-01Categories Religion

Religious Activism in the Global Economy

Religious Activism in the Global Economy

Author: Sabine Dreher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783486984

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 913

This book explores how religious activists understand, interpret and practically engage with neoliberal globalization and present their proposals and practices to promote, reform or resist neoliberal globalization.