Category Archives: Politics

Refugees and American Christians

Dear Christian friends, On the issue of the Refugee crisis from the “Muslim World” into our “Christian Countries” I have been noticeably silent. I have been troubled on this point for some time. Between researching scriptures and what God has been showing me through others, I have come to a conclusion on the matter and …

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Wilderness and the Christian Mind

A Christian defense against the Book, Wilderness and the American Mind. “Their Bible contained all they needed to know in order to hate the wilderness.” -Roderick Frazier Nash, in “Wilderness & the American Mind” My Macedonian Call When I first decided to devote my further education and ministry to creation care and environmental theology, I …

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The Horsemen of El Cedro and the Westernization of the World.

19th century dogsledding explorer, the first to climb Mount McKinley, Episcopal Missionary, and a hero of mine, Hudson Stuck once wrote: “The time threatens when all the world will speak two or three great languages, when all the little tongues will be extinct and all the little peoples swallowed up, when all costume will be …

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THEMISTOPOLOI

In your right hand you hold the scale. In your left, a two edged sword. In your judgement, men’s hearts fail and the fiction of their word. In your temple, without shame, I stand, without regalia. Although you’ve withheld your name I know you are Justilia. Your eyes are prophetic pools- discerning truth from lies. …

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Binding the Strong Man of the House: 
Does Christianity teach Pacifism?

Those who know me may find this hard to believe but I (a former U.S. Marine Infantryman that has studied Asian and- more recently- European martial arts from childhood) have been struggling intellectually with whether or not Christianity calls me to be a pacifist. I am a peace loving man and I’m not prone to …

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If I were a Muslim I’d Be a Terrorist.

Seven Major Points of Disagreement between Mohammed and Jesus. I strive to avoid being “anti” any group in my writings. There is typically little need for it. My hope is that I could simply be Pro truth and let the rest sort itself out-even when I know some ideologies are dangerous. On the issue of …

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The Confession of A Recovering Plunderer.

hayes@missionwilderness.org Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes A Reflection on the author and the book
Business Lessons learned by a Radical Industrialist
by Ray Anderson 11/20/2014 Written by a self proclaimed “recovering plunderer,” the book- Business Lessons learned by a Radical Industrialist- is certainly a must read for the pragmatic environmentalist. While many that are purely environmentally minded seem annoyed …

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Hudson Stuck on the Westernization of the World

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY BEFORE IT IS GONE- Dogsledding explorer, the first to climb Mount McKinley, Episcopal Missionary, and a personal hero of mine, Hudson Stuck once wrote: “The time threatens when all the world will speak two or three great languages, when all the little tongues will be extinct and all the little peoples swallowed up, …

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What does a Maine Lobsterman, a Brazilian Native Fisherman and an Athabaskan Trapper Have in Common? Family, and Territory.

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes Comparative Ecological Analysis
December, Critical Review Ecological, cultural, and economic approaches to managing artisanal fisheries By: Alpina Begossi In this ambitious paper, Alpina Begoss sought to deal with various facets of both the cultural and institutional ecology of an artisanal fishing community of Caicaras in the village of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro State, …

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The most endangered cat in the world: What is being done? What should be done?

A Critical Review of “Dynamics And Viability Of A Metapopulation of the Endangered Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)” Pilar Gaona, Pablo Ferrerras, and Miguel Delibes November 1, 2014 In the research under consideration, researchers applied metapopulation models to the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) populations of the Donana National Park in the Iberian peninsula of Spain. …

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