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Use Terra Pass to Help Reduce Emissions

I recently learned about Terra Pass, a company that sponsors CO2 reduction. What you do is find out how much emissions you create and then buy passes that act as investments in companies that set off those emissions. Of course the first hope is that we’ll just use less emissions, but then for those flights […]

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Global Warming Video and Blue Guys?

A friend emailed me this today, and I thought it was an informative and entertaining video from the Blue Men Group. I’ve never seen much from these guys, but they are intriguing.

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Training Violent Behaviors: Media and the Message of Desensitization

I had the opportunity to read a fascinating and very thought provoking book this past week called, “Transforming the Powers: Peace, Justice and the Domination System.” The basic idea of the book is taken from Walter Wink’s idea of the “powers and principalities” which consist of the “spiritual dynamics at work in the institutions and […]

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Finding the Right Bike for Your Commute

I mentioned earlier that I recently bought a new [used] bike and I debated on whether to say anything about it here, I wasn’t really sure anyone would care. But because I love bikes and blogging so much I finally broke down and thought I’d give a few pointers on finding the right bike for […]

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Spending Money as Christians: A Quaker Perspective

Last night Emily and I had the opportunity to hang out with some of our good friends from Ohio and eat some fantastic sushi.  During the course of the evening, we encroached on a sometimes-touchy subject (except for this night): How Christians spend their money.

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I Think I Did A Mean Thing to Your H2

Okay so there isn’t much of a secret about how I feel about environmental issues, I think especially Christians should be concerned with how we care for creation. We have a responsibility to take care of what God left in our stewardship, this is why Emily and I do some of the things we do […]

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Earth Day Footprint Quiz

I don’t often dedicate posts to links, but Holly showed us this link at small group and I think its something worth checking out Earth Day Footprint Quiz. I am interesting in hearing how people do on this and what they think of the test. Are there important questions missing from the test or questions […]

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How to Blog for Theology and Religion

I’ve been thinking for sometime about doing a short how-to for theological and religious blogs as blogging is something I’ve grown increasingly interested in and challenged by in the past 6 months.  There are many how-to blogs, and websites that cover tips on blogging – here are a few that I love to read regularly: Paulstamatiou.com; Emily Robins; Copyblogger; Lorelle; Blogging Pro; and Problogger; are these are just a few of the people who are dealing with tips on writing, and setting up your site design.

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Tax Breaks Given on Gas-Guzzling SUVs

Tax Breaks Given on Gas-Guzzling SUVs – Yahoo! News LOS ANGELES – New tax breaks are available to anyone who wants to help the environment by purchasing fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles. But if owners of small businesses really want to save money, they can get even bigger federal tax breaks by buying the largest gas-guzzling SUVs.

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Inner Change Journal #4

Journal #4 July 1, 2004 Today, I began to have that camp feeling arriving with everyone around 9:15, groggy, people feeling more comfortable, and more personal with one another.  Today was a day to think about getting personal with the city.  Two things stand out – our talks about the shift from parish ministry to […]