Dion's random ramblings

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Global warming, depletion of our oil reserves, HIV infection, malnutrition - what must God feel? It's time to start paying attention!

Sivin's blog is my current favourite! I love the way he thinks, but also the diversity of issues that he challenges me to think about. This morning, just after my devotions, I checked my RSS feeds and came across the 'World Clock' countdown. I used it as a prayer tool - as I watched the planet warming and the oil draining, as I saw the population grow, and people being infected with HIV, as I realised that the little ticking numbers represented real living (and dying) people, asked God to forgive me for my lack of care for God's good earth, and all the people that God loves! I prayed that God would help me to be more environmentally conscious, more compassionate and caring for others, more responsible with my consumption and spending... and encourage others to do the same.


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  • Have you seen this latest NASA report? Interestingly, no mention of carbon -


    ---- Nghiem said the rapid decline in winter perennial ice the past two years was caused by unusual winds. "Unusual atmospheric conditions set up wind patterns that compressed the sea ice, loaded it into the Transpolar Drift Stream and then sped its flow out of the Arctic," he said. When that sea ice reached lower latitudes, it rapidly melted in the warmer waters.

    "The winds causing this trend in ice reduction were set up by an unusual pattern of atmospheric pressure that began at the beginning of this century," Nghiem said. ----

    I notice, too, that the 'unbiased media' has ignored this report. Comments?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 PM  

  • Yeah, it is sad that media gets co-opted into suppressing the truth... It reminds me of the 'bad old days' in South Africa, and the 'bad current days' in American media...

    However, thankfully (with the exception of China) people such as you and I still have the ability to get the word out to world via the internet.

    Thanks for the comment!

    Rich blessing,


    By Blogger digitaldion (Dion Forster), at 1:27 PM  

  • I've quoted you again in my sermon today. Well, it's more of the wonderful question you asked when you were here, "That does the gospel look like for ____________?"

    It was part of my sermon on Sola Scriptura (which one of the four during this season before Reformation Day for Lutherans!)

    By Blogger Rev. Sivin, at 5:43 PM  

  • Thank you for the Earth Clock link---I used on Sunday at our morning services.

    By Anonymous trevor hudson, at 2:29 PM  

  • Hi Trevor,

    Thanks for the feedback! It is an amazing little widget! I'm glad it was of some use!

    Rich blessing,


    By Blogger digitaldion (Dion Forster), at 9:53 PM  

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