by big daddy weave // APR 21, 2011 |
This column appears at Baptists Today – www.baptiststoday.org – where I write a weekly wrap-up column. Check it out and bookmark the site or subscribe to the RSS feeds. Southern Baptist Environment & Climate Initiative On March 10, 2008, a group of Southern Baptists issued a pro-environmental stewardship statement called “A Southern Baptist Environment and [...]
by big daddy weave // APR 14, 2011 |
This week two radically different Baptist perspectives on environmental stewardship were on display. On Wednesday, April 13, Dr. Bruce Prescott of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists spoke at a hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency in favor of their plan for implementing the Clean Air Act in Oklahoma. Below is a portion of Prescott’s statement:
by big daddy weave // JUN 16, 2010 |
Southern Baptists have been meeting this week in Orlando, Florida for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Today, they passed seven resolutions. Below is the full-text of a resolution titled On The Gulf of Mexico Catastrophe.
by big daddy weave // JUN 02, 2010 |
Back on May 2, 2010, I wrote a post about the underwhelming public Christian response to the BP Oil Spill. Since then, many Christian leaders have addressed this crisis. However, as I highlighted in my May 2 post, Russell Moore – Dean of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – has been outspoken on this [...]
by big daddy weave // MAY 02, 2010 |
The Gulf Coast spill is being described as the “largest oil spill in United States history” eclipsing the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has said the spill is “potentially very catastrophic.” Suffice it to say, the situation in the Gulf is serious. As I write this post on Sunday night, the [...]
by big daddy weave // AUG 11, 2009 |
Another good example of Baptists that have gone Green. Here’s part of the press release: WACO, Texas — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, which recently earned a designation for international leadership in energy and environmental design, will be awarded a certificate on Aug. 27 for its achievement.
by big daddy weave // JUL 21, 2009 |
Check out my article over at EthicsDaily.com titled Saving the Environment – A Resolution at a Time. Noting that “Baptists have a mixed track record when it comes to the environment,” I survey positions taken on environmental issues by American Baptist Churches USA, Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. In the conclusion, I [...]
by big daddy weave // MAY 17, 2009 |
THE GREENING OF BAPTISTS: A SURVEY OF STATEMENTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT MADE BY BAPTISTS Baptists as a whole have a mixed track record when it comes to the environment. Some Baptist groups such as the American Baptist Churches USA as well as some moderate Baptists in the South have been voicing their concern on environmental [...]
by big daddy weave // APR 20, 2009 |
My soon-to-be-wife, Alexis Cooper, hereafter referred to as the GREEN GURU (as dubbed by a reporter at the Waco Tribune Herald) offers a few ways to be more environmentally-friendly in an article from Sunday’s edition of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
by big daddy weave // DEC 24, 2008 |
Jonathan Merritt, spokesperson for the Southern Baptist Environment & Climate Initiative, announced last week on his blog that Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina has been awarded a $126,500 grant from the Energy Foundation to”develop and advance creation care stewardship among Southern Baptists.” Here’s a snippet from the Southeastern Seminary Press Release:
by big daddy weave // MAR 10, 2008 |
Check out this new website called Southern Baptist Environment & Climate Initiative http://www.baptistcreationcare.org/ Here’s the Greeting:
by big daddy weave // JAN 31, 2008 |
I saw an Inconvenient Truth when it first came out in 2005. I was inspired then – but left feeling like I hadn’t heard anything new from when I was an environmental studies major at Baylor University. At the Stewardship of the Earth luncheon today with Al Gore at the Celebration of a New Baptist [...]
by big daddy weave // AUG 11, 2006 |
Over at EthicsDaily.com, Brian Kaylor has an excellent article exposing the close relationship of the Oil Industry to the signers of a statement released by the anti-global warming Interfaith Stewardship Alliance.
by big daddy weave // JUN 27, 2006 |
Check out Robert Parham of the Baptist Center for Ethics interview with Al Gore HERE and HERE. Long-identified as a Southern Baptist, Gore moved seamlessly between science and faith. He spoke comfortably about how his faith shaped his moral convictions about the environment. “I was taught in Sunday school about the purpose of life,” he [...]