Jitsuo Morikawa: Father of Baptist Environmentalism

Jitsuo Morikawa: Father of Baptist Environmentalism

The stories of Asian Americans have, unfortunately, been neglected or outright ignored in Baptist histories. This is regrettable, especially so in the case of one extremely notable Asian American leader, Jitsuo Morikawa, once dubbed by Tony Campolo as “the most...
The Lord God Made Them All

The Lord God Made Them All

This is Fred, who took time from his busy day of foraging to pose for me. Or maybe it was Fred 2 or Fred 3. It’s hard to tell one Fred from another when they’re all the same size, wear identical clothes, and live in the same trees. I don’t know why I decided to call...
How Integration Unveils God’s Relational Character

How Integration Unveils God’s Relational Character

One of the key concepts of climate change mitigation is integration. Documents produced by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) consider integration as an assumption for ecological renewal. And rightly so. In these documents,...
How Earth Day Aligns with Jewish Values

How Earth Day Aligns with Jewish Values

My burgeoning love of the environment began during a 1978 Muppets’ television special. It featured Buffalo Springfield singing “For What It’s Worth,” parodying the original song using Muppet animals. The song’s refrain: “Everybody stop! Hey! What’s that sound?...
This Earth Day, a Sermon for the Birds

This Earth Day, a Sermon for the Birds

It seemed to rain every day for weeks during February in central North Carolina. The temperature also didn’t rise above 40 degrees, which is downright arctic for our area. The COVID-19 cases were still startlingly high; everything was muddy and dark and still; it...