[lit-ideas] Re: Global Warming Ice Age
- From: Eternitytime1@xxxxxxx
- To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 00:05:29 EST
In a message dated 2/10/2006 10:42:59 P.M. Central Standard Time, aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: Did you or did you not write that James Dobson and others refused to acknowledge there is a problem called global warming? Hi, Some people will look at who didn't sign it and some others will look at those who did... I know you don't really pay attention to the evangelical/fundamentalist world--but the ones signing this are very huge in influence for the majority of those in that world who are not of the 10-20% of the rigid fundamentalists but who are, for the most part, in that world for some of the reasons noted by JM as well as those who are in that world because of the sense of community--but who have been silent and not knowing how to answer those of the 10-20 %.. I could go one by one, almost and tell you of the influence this is going to have--but I'm sure it would fall on deaf ears/blind eyes...but for those Others who wonder--Rick Warren's book(es) was read by thousands of churches in the past couple of years--his name gives warm fuzzies to those, especially, who understand and want their churches to have a sense of community. The editor of Christianity Today--wow. Wheaton College? One of the mainstays in fundamentalism ... considered 'balanced' but is very much one of the keystones within fundamentalism. The college and university presidents--more so than on typical college and university campuses will have an enormous trickle down effect--which is probably smart since Gen Y is very much aware of what is happening and would end up discounting much of the faithy stuff if they didn't see the practical outcome of it... Jack Hayford--another extremely influential author/speaker--very popular. on and on...Here are just a few that were listed in the article I forwarded but which you apparently missed: This is, actually, very major within that fundamentalist world. I know you might not realize it or recognize that this is going to create a shift and a new trend...but it will. Best, Marlena constantly tracking trends "Among those signing the statement were several Southern Baptist leaders, most notably author and Southern California mega-church pastor Rick Warren. Also endorsing the document were some Southern Baptist academics, including Timothy George, dean of Samford Universityâs Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala., and David Dockery, president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn." as well as "Wheaton (Ill.) College President Duane Litfin said at the news conference that climate change has been one of evangelicalsâ âblind spotsâ but it âneeds to be our issue.â Leith Anderson, a mega-church pastor in Minneapolis and former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, told reporters a âgrassroots constituencyâ already was âon boardâ on the issue. He predicted the number of leaders who endorse the statement will increase, as will the involvement of churches and the personal and political action of evangelicals." and "Among other signers of the new ECI statement were black pastors Charles Blake of Los Angeles, Wellington Boone of Norcross, Ga., and Floyd Flake of New York City. The signers also included Todd Bassett, national commander of The Salvation Army; Paul Cedar, chairman of the Mission America Coalition; Jack Hayford, president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; David Neff, editor of Christianity Today; Ron Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action; and Richard Stearns, president of World Vision. Other Southern Baptist academics endorsing the statement were four college presidents, David Clark of Palm Beach (Fla.) Atlantic University, Douglas Hodo of Houston (Texas) Baptist University, Lee Royce of Mississippi College and Pat Taylor of Southwest (Mo.) Baptist University, along with Union University professor David Gushee."