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Help Stop the Delay of Text Donations to Japan

Help Stop the Delay of Text Donations to Japan

During my January 2010 trip to Haiti, one of my biggest frustrations regarding relief efforts was how long the process took for the public’s donations to reach the impacted area. Text-to-give, a donation tool popularized following the Haiti earthquake, accumulated millions in donations, but typically took six weeks or more to reach those in need. The same potential persists with donations given toward Japan’s disaster relief. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, we can help change the...

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Green Like God: Jonathan Merrit

Green Like God: Jonathan Merrit

Today I have the privilege of chatting with Jonathan Merrit. I’ve been following the work of Jonathan in the last couple years as God has given him a platform to speak and write on subjects relevant to a younger generation of evangelicals. Southern Baptists will know Jonathan as the son of Dr. James Merritt, a past President of the Southern Baptist Convention and a reknowned pastor and teacher. Jonathan is a thoughtful writer, speaking on the intersection of orthodox Christian faith and...

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Less Drilling Is Good for the Soul

Less Drilling Is Good for the Soul

It may not seem like big news to many, but President Obama signed a bill this week to ban eastern Gulf drilling for the next seven years. If even one future oil spill is avoided as a result, this change is worth it. Our planet and its inhabitants (That’s us!) cannot continue to endure millions of gallons of fossil fuels polluting our waters. But what’s the faith connection? God created the earth which at the very least suggests we take care of it. Keeping poorly-regulated drilling...

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Can Christians Be Environmentalists?

Can Christians Be Environmentalists?

I recently read an article that asked if Christians can be environmentalists. Blow by blow, each side produced its reasons for and against this question, as if the issue was up for debate. But here is what is really at stake: 1. Christians (and other monotheists) believe God created the earth. 2. Genesis says God called it good. So the real question for those who call themselves Christians is “How are we to treat things God calls good?” The simple answer is we better care a lot...

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