Tag: Climate Crisis
Preaching Discipleship in a Climate Emergency
Humanity has an extremely short window of time in which we can make a course correction regarding the climate emergency. Preaching discipleship in this time is one of the most critical and effective things that pastors can do to support, encourage, and challenge their people to respond.
Book Review of Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle by Lloyd Alter
In the climate emergency, we are being called to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030, and to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. We cannot stop the rise in global temperatures anymore; our best efforts now are to try to mitigate the rise. On our current trajectory, we are headed for catastrophe…
The Climate Crisis, Individual Change, and the Abundant Life
In my most recent newsletter to subscribers, I talk about the value in maintaining our current vehicles, most of which are gasoline powered (internal combustion engines) for as long as we can, before buying electric vehicles, because of the significant embodied carbon costs in building new cars, whether they are conventional or electric vehicles. In…
Responding Faithfully in Climate Crisis: A Sermon
Scripture Text: 15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, 16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17 So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing…
How to Have Hope During Ecological Crisis
How can we have hope in the face of the ecological crisis? How can we have hope in a world of global warming that is increasing unabated? …Where is there hope when humanity is on a crash course to catastrophe?