Faith and Facts Must Be Friends

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Science is the analysis of facts, of measurable data. Faith is shaped by hope and love. They are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they need each other. They can be friends. Both are born in wonder. Before I retired from pastoral ministry, I served a congregation where faith, science and

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Review: THE GREAT CONVERSATION: NATURE & THE CARE OF THE SOUL by Belden C. Lane ( New York: Oxford U Press, 2019)

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review by Nancy Corson Carter The dedication of this book, “For Grandfather—and Elizabeth,” is accompanied by an arresting photo titled “Belden and Elizabeth in Grandfather’s Side.” Thus we know the name of this winsome child, and surely the broadly smiling bearded man is the author, but who is the invisible

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Prayer for Creation

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God of the rivers, valleys, mountains, and forests God of the lakes, bayous, creeks and oceansGod of the birds, sky, fish, and creatureYour people give you thanks Your children bask in the glory of your grace filled grassesWe run through your meadows with the joy of life But, yet, we

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No More Hiroshimas.

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The False Allure of U.S. Power Visiting the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima this summer led me to reflect on U.S. power with a new sense of urgency. In my opinion, the museum does a very effective job of accomplishing its narrow purpose: to illustrate the unjustifiable and pervasive damage

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Questions of a Not-Yet-Mother

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A Millennial’s Dilemma on Having Children They may not make the front page, but a number of articles lately have been reporting a lower birth rate among millennials. The story is often framed in economic terms, but for me the question of whether or not to have children is primarily

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A New Exile from the Garden?

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“Magical thinking” on climate change is less Christian than climate science. What psychologists call “magical thinking” is common among children and adults alike, and it does more damage than one might think. In the case of climate change denial, the magical result fantasized is both a wish fulfillment and a

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A Plea for Fossil Fuel Divestment

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“We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world…. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be

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Climate Action 100+: Amplifying MRTI’s Voice

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Editor’s Note: The editorial staff of Unbound, as well as the members of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP), are aware of massive energy in the church for taking a stand against fossil fuel pollution. One of the potentially most energetic debates coming before the 223rd General Assembly

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