Isaiah 55 has for over 40 years been one of my favorite passages of the Bible. Its literary beauty is one reason. The promise at its conclusion that through the Messiah's redeeming work the effects of the curse will be reversed and ultimately removed is another.
According to polling data, white American evangelicals are "typically more skeptical of climate change than any other U.S. citizens." Why?
Over 100 scientists, economists, and religious leaders joined together Thursday to issue an open letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump supporting Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, and their number is growing.
As a Miami-area resident living just eight feet above sea level, I took particular interest in Hillary Clinton and Al Gore's climate-change rally at Miami-Dade College October 11.
From the start of the primaries through the Republican convention, I argued passionately in social media against Donald Trump.
Mainstream media the world over breathlessly report that scientists say July 2016 was the "hottest" month in the global temperature record stretching back to 1880 (or as CNN wrongly reported, "ever")! And future Julys will only become hotter! Repent, the end is near!
I think the larger failure was simply that the campaigners didn't pay enough attention to something most evangelicals value a great deal more than power.
I often ask people, "Who in his right mind ever thought it made any sense whatever to entrust to the government the shaping of the minds of the people by whose consent it is supposed to govern?"
Catholic bishops from around the world issued an appeal last month to the upcoming UN climate conference in Paris for a "complete decarbonization by mid-century" of the world's energy systems.
The money quote on climate change in the first Democratic presidential "debate" was Senator Bernie Sanders's response to moderator Anderson Cooper's question, "what is the greatest national security threat to the United States?"
The letter commends the President for his "leadership on climate change," saying, "We see overcoming the climate challenge as one of the great moral opportunities of our time, a chance to fulfill the Great Commandments to love God, our neighbors, and ourselves."
Late last year a group of evangelical environmentalists associated with the Office of Social Justice (OSJ) of the Christian Reformed Church, after returning from visiting Kenya, were featured in a series of videos titled "Climate Conversation: Kenya in which they say poor Kenyans are suffering from reduced rainfall caused by manmade global warming.
Did manmade global warming cause the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS?
"No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." So said President Barack Obama in his State of the Union message last week.
On the heels of the Vatican's announcement that the Pope intends to urge support for an international agreement to fight global warming by reducing human emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel energy use, a new peer-reviewed scientific paper reveals powerful evidence that CO2 emissions contribute far less to global warming than widely thought.
After sniping at religion, bemoaning the decline in public fears of global warming but lacking the curiosity to ask whether there might be good reasons, and repeating the myth that polar bears are endangered.
With Obamacare obviously failing to provide promised affordable health care and falling apart in the face of legal challenges and states' refusal to participate, it's becoming increasingly clear that President Obama has decided to make ending "climate change" his legacy.
Let's look a little more closely at global warming. Mr. de Vries begins by reference to our "uses of hydro-carbon fuels, believed to be the main human contributor to global warming," and adds, "Global warming is alarming—even if only 1.5˚ F in 200 years."
Some evangelical climate alarmists are trying to persuade Florida Governor Rick Scott that global warming is a pro-life issue. He should not be fooled.
Climate change: The greatest challenge facing humanity? A manageable problem? Just par for the course on a planet whose climate has always changed?
Jesus taught that we're to love our enemies and look after the poor. But a new rule from the Obama Administration seems to fly in the face of both mandates.
A few days ago I had an email exchange with the head of a leading evangelical environmental organization who was—as he has been for years—incredulous that I would question the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Super Typhoon Haiyan and the anniversary of Super storm Sandy should remind all of us of the tragic suffering that is part of living in the post-fall world, affected by both human sin and the divine curse (Genesis 3). But is Rev. Darren A. Ferguson, of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, NY, whose home and church Sandy destroyed, right to insist that "climate change" made Sandy stronger than it otherwise would have been?
Despite disagreements on some specific questions, I was glad to get acquainted with David Jenkins through his article "Are Climate Skeptics Ignoring God's Design?"
Recently on his nationwide talk show, host Rush Limbaugh said, "If you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming."