Creation groans. According to the World Wildlife Federation's (WWF) 2002 "The Living
Planet" Report, based on projections of controlled population growth, improved
efficiency in our use of resource technologies, and steady economic growth, by 2050 the
earth will no longer be able to sustain the demands put upon it. Indeed, by 2050, the
WWF suggests that it will take between 1.8 to 2.2 earth-sized planets to support our
consumption of crops, wood, water, and fish, and to hold our CO2 emissions.
If the earth groaned in Paul's time, how much more is it groaning today?
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.