Earth Day 2014 — Conservative environmentalism — seeking balance

Today was Earth Day, 2014. For many, it was a day to celebrate the Earth, to give thanks for its fruitfulness, and to express concern about threats to both the planet and we humans that inhabit it. As a Christian, I also rejoice on Earth Day in the Creator, who has graciously placed us both …

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Around the web 3/3/2013

I'm enjoying a good thundersnow (or some call it a snunderstorm); the first blizzard thunderstorm I have experienced in Montana (I have seen it happen in Utah, Colorado, and I think Missouri). The temperature dropped from 59°F to 32° in less than thirty minutes, and it started to snow and blow really hard. I love …

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Around the Web — 5/19/2012

Mitt Romney's Environmental Platform -- Ummm, Mitt Romney doesn't seem to have an environmental platform. The menu at mittromney.com doesn't have "Environment" as an option. There isn't anything substantial about the environment that I could find on the site. I am a conservative, and will vote for Romney in November. But why can't we have …

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Around the web 5/12/2012

YEC and Dispensationalism -- The discussion on my 1000th post has been interesting: the relationship between young-Earth creationism and dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is the theological system that divides salvation history into "dispensations" or periods of time in which God relates to humans in distinct ways. Usually, the last dispensation---that is, the End Times---is just around the …

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Culture Wars

Ronald Reagan was the antichrist. Barack Obama is conducting a war against Christianity. Anyone who believes humans are causing global warming is a left-wing, socialist, environmental wacko. Anyone who doesn't believe humans are causing global warming is an ignoramus. Christians who accept an old Earth or evolution are either dangerous compromisors, or maybe not Christians at …

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Ronald Reagan on the role of government in environmental protection

"I'm proud of having been one of the first to recognize that States and the Federal Government have a duty to protect our natural resources from the damaging effects of pollution that can accompany industrial development." -- Ronald Reagan The quote is taken from It's conservative to conserve by Rob Sisson, president of Republicans for …

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A liberation theology of the right

Arrrrgh. I'm writing about politics again. Or am I writing about religion? Here is a section from "God, the Gospel, and Glenn Beck" by Southern Baptist pastor/seminary professor Russell Moore: It’s taken us a long time to get here, in this plummet from Francis Schaeffer to Glenn Beck. In order to be this gullible, American …

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