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I watched recently with more than 6 million people the PGA Championship. It was one of the most exciting tournaments in recent memory—even without Tiger Woods playing on the weekend. An article about Woods missing the cut was posted as the weekend rounds commenced, which concluded with the statements, “For the first time since turning […] Read More

Earlier this year, our family switched to an energy company that uses more renewable energy and was less expensive than other providers. I looked at our usage online recently, which revealed that in the summer months our energy usage is much lower than it will be in the winter. We use less gas because there […] Read More

The most difficult expense to budget at our house is the bill for electricity. When we moved to Oklahoma, we bought a home in the country that depends on electricity for all its energy needs. The house was built in the early ’70s – before energy efficiency became a national concern. Over the years, we […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) It was the time in pre-marriage counseling when the groom has to leave so the priest and the bride can talk alone. So Jamal Kadri stepped outside Holy Name Catholic Church that rainy day in Washington, D.C., and watched water pour from the church gutters and seep into the sanctuary. The idea hit […] Read More

According to a National Journal poll, 87 percent of Republican congressmen reject the scientific consensus that the causes of global-warming are man-made. At a congressional hearing on the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who identifies himself as a Baptist, expressed doubts about global warming. Referencing dramatic climate change […] Read More

It is odd how much stuff we Americans throw away. There was a day when you could get your radio, TV set, toaster or roller skates repaired. If the soles of your shoes had holes, they could be resoled. Today we live in a disposable society. It is cheaper to buy new than get something […] Read More

(NCC) Washington, D.C.—For the first time ever, the Sierra Club and National Council of Churches are teaming up to protect America’s beautiful landscapes, launching TV and newspaper ads calling on Americans to “keep our promise to care for creation.” Evoking religious themes, the ads say Americans ought not ruin the land we’ve been entrusted to […] Read More