Category: Environmental Protection

The Democratic Party’s Tone Deafness Undermines Its Message on the Environment

To say that the election of Donald Trump has been bad for the environment is an understatement. Though many conservatives conveniently ignore it, he has also been bad for principles of conservatism. He has rejected […]

More Than Our Daily Bread: A Biblical Perspective on Wealth & Consumption

…give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, […]

St. Augustine on Climate Change, 1600 Years Ago

Katharine Hayoe, the well-recognized climate scientist and Christian evangelical, recently posted on social media the below remarkable quote from St. Augustine of Hippo. Augustine was writing in The Literal Meaning of Genesis. It is worth remembering […]

Protecting Future Generations: The Environment/Abortion Dilemma

Shortly after President Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement, I ran across the following Facebook post: I’m not certain how many yet to be born children of the […]

Acts of God vs. Acts of Man

Hurricane Harvey wreaked devastation across Texas in August/September 2017. After having endured flooding of my home in Louisiana just one year before, my family and I watched the water slowly rise once more as it […]

Beyond Biblical Stewardship: The Utilitarian Conservative Case for Biodiversity Protection

What if I told you that a proposed industrial development that would employ 5,000 workers may not proceed because it would destroy habitat of a scorpion species? Would you argue that the development and the […]

Jobs, Consumption, and the “Angry” Trump Voter

In President Trump’s inaugural address, he stated: “We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.” Trump blames job loss on “bad” trade […]