A Week in the Word: Shaped By Hope — In a Climate Crisis Word

In my Week in the Word post, I like to share important progressive voices of faith speaking in the South-land.  This is a sermon in a leading pulpit here in the south, United Church of Chapel Hill.   In a June sermon, United Church invited a leading voice in resisting climate change, Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, to share about our call to stand for life against the forces that threaten it by allowing the degradation of our “shared home”, or the environment.

With the many places where this is threatening the marginalized in our world — from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan; to the recent standoff about the potential polluting of water resources by big oil on Native American lands; to the coal Ash pollution in North Carolina waters due to the legislature’s “wink, wink, nudge, nudge” approach to pollution; and places like Louisiana just hit by flooding and other weather disturbances which could also be linked to global climate change — Rev. Dr. Jim Antal’s words are important to notice.

I hope they draw you to embrace and consider the challenge ahead of us.  Also, please feel free to email me at micahbroyal@yahoo.com with progressive southern voices you have heard worth sharing in this forum.

Here is the link to the message:

Rev. Dr. Jim Antal “Shaped by Hope – In a Climate Crisis World” – 06/05/2016

Your progressive redneck preacher,



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