Monthly Archives: August 2014

Guest Blog – THE MOVEMENT TOWARD HUMAN COMMUNITY: NEW LIFE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

(This is the first in a series of guest blogs by Bill Parker from his paper titled “The Human Community Network: An Experimental Community.”) The task before us now, if we do not perish, is to respond to this moment … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Fix

When a person is in a state of advanced addiction, he or she will be more and more likely to do anything to get his or her fix, even though this puts the person’s health and even life in danger. … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel High

The human race is on a fossil fuel high, and it feels real good. Fossil fuel has contributed to economic progress previously unseen in the history of humankind, and every part of our lives has been made more convenient from … Continue reading

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Peace, Justice, and Climate Change

Over the past ten thousand years, we have been fortunate to enjoy a relatively stable climate that has contributed to the growth and stability of human civilization. In the midst of this stable climate, humans have still found innumerable ways … Continue reading

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Ferguson and the Social Fabric

Photo by Whitney Curtis When we pull out so many threads from our social fabric, we should not be surprised when it unravels so quickly. For decades in the United States we have created systems and structures that make the … Continue reading

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Unworthy

As a United Methodist minister who has worked for 18 years in a United Methodist university teaching students who are preparing for ministry in the United Methodist Church, I have witnessed the journey of hundreds of persons who have been … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Religiously Justified Prejudice and Privilege

Sometimes I am asked why I am so passionate about LGBTQ rights when there are so many other problems in the world. My response is this: One ought to be passionate about all human rights, and LGBTQ rights are human … Continue reading

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We Are Not Frogs!

Image from http://www.small-house-building.com/sustainable-building/wisely-using-the-earths-resources/ According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we have just experienced the hottest combined global land and ocean temperatures for April, May, and June on record (July Global temperature record will be published by NOAA on August 12, 2014). Each … Continue reading

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Right Where They Want Us?

In looking at the reality of climate change, it is so complex and so systemic that it is difficult at times to see clearly how we as individuals can effect any meaningful change to address the challenge. Even for those persons … Continue reading

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Our Children

Photo from KHOU If we are all members of one world house, then all children are our children. If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, then we are to love all children as our children. If we are to … Continue reading

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