Don Bosch

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“Sustainable Capitalism”

He’s baaaaaaaak. When greeting old friends after a period of absence, Ralph Waldo Emerson used to ask: "What has become clear to you since we last met?" What is clear to us and many others is that market capitalism has arrived at a critical juncture. Continue Reading...

Left Behind

Obama won’t get the mainline Evangelical vote. Will McCain? I doubt it. UPDATE: More here. EPILOGUE: Here’s an astute observation from a progressive blogger last week. One underdiscussed scenario in this election is the one wherein Republican baseturnout is relatively low. Continue Reading...

Careful what you wish for….

Via Drudge, Australia is joining none other than China in censoring the internet. Here’s a surprising endorsement/justification the writer uses to bottom line the article: The Australian Christian Lobby, however, has welcomed the proposals. Continue Reading...

“A lot of people are hungry for this…”

A Boston-area Church of Christ is using environmental stewardship to boost membership. The United Church of Christ, to which the Newbury congregation belongs, has called upon its members to become more deeply engaged in stewardship initiatives. Continue Reading...

Climate change warrior to head the SBC?

Rumor has it that the Rev. Johnny Hunt is on the short list (if you consider six guys "short") to preside over the Southern Baptist Convention this summer. Big Daddy Weave notes that Reverend Hunt signed the Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative. Continue Reading...

Shedding the Load

Daily Times of Pakistan: LAHORE: Electricity shortage has exceeded 3,500 megawatts and load shedding is likely to increase across the country, Geo TV reported on Sunday. The water in both Tarbela and Mangla dams has dropped to dead levels, causing the shortfall, the channel quoted PEPCO officials as saying. Continue Reading...

The Slippery Slope of Catholic Ecology

CalCatholic.com: What I have found odd is that so many Catholics, especially female religious, should gravitate toward what appears to be essentially pantheism or what some eco-spirituality thinkers prefer to call “panentheism” (the universe as the “body of God”) when the Church has addressed the entire ecology question in a way that would, practically speaking, lead to the same results in terms of respect for the created order and sustainability. Continue Reading...

Oekologie 16

I’m hosting this month’s Oekologie environmental science blog carnival. Lots of interesting stuff if you’ve got a hankering for a little less politics shaken on your greens. Continue Reading...

Population Control Update

Ted Turner in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today: (via) One way to combat global warming, Turner said, is to stabilize the population. "We’re too many people; that’s why we have global warming," he said. Continue Reading...

We Need a Menaissance

This bit in this week’s Telegraph nails something I’ve been wrangling with for a while. Maybe you men out there can relate: Many men believe the world is now dominated by women and that they have lost their role in society, fuelling feelings of depression and being undervalued. Continue Reading...