Richard T. Fowler

Offering Christian and Christ-centered commentary about climate- and energy-related issues.

About

  Welcome!

  I hope, with this weblog, to begin to offer Bible-believing readers a more Christ-centered source of commentary and analysis on matters related to global climate and energy — more Christ-centered than has been available within the Anglophone internet thus far.

  In addition to being an avid student of nature and science, I am a serious student of the Holy Bible as well, our Word of God. God has much to say to us in His Word about climate and energy — and nature in general. I hope and pray that I will have many opportunities to discuss these things with readers.

  Please note that, after today, I intend always to link to this blog from any comments that I post elsewhere on the internet. (The link should generally be found by rolling your mouse over my name at the beginning of the comment.)
  Therefore, if you see a comment that does not have such a link, you should not assume that it is my comment. It could be someone else with the same name as me, or it could be someone impersonating me. I have not yet encountered either situation, but I cannot rule it out, either.

  To all readers, regardless of faith: please feel free to leave any comments or questions (of a calm and clean nature) that you may have, including on general subjects. I cannot, of course, promise that I will reply to all comments and questions, but I will do what I can.

  The present world is a complex and, in many ways, hazardous place. We of the church of Jesus Christ, face new and expanding challenges all the time. One of those is trying to understand diverse points of view regarding nature and science — including and especially those points of view that God has offered us and wants us to receive. It is my sincere hope and prayer that this blog can be of assistance in that regard.

  Let us pray, then, that we will all be guided by the Lord God our Creator, and only by Him, in our quest for further truth and understanding about the current events of the world that He has temporarily placed us in. And let us pray the same for all those of another faith for whom it may be the will of the Lord that they should work with us in that quest, whether or not they shall ultimately believe. And let us, finally, pray that for those who shall walk that path alongside us, while not being in belief, that if it should the Father’s will, He would draw them to Him as quickly as possible.

Lord, in Jesus’ holy Name we pray the foregoing; amen.

Richard T. Fowler
ph. (516) 451-7375

RTF

6 responses to “About

  1. Reality check 2013/01/05 12:15 at 12:15

    Since the Richard T Fowler posting on Junk Science has no link associated with his name, but back tracing to WUWT from your opening page, I am thinking your are the same person commenting on Congress and cliff deal. Am I correct?

    • Richard T. Fowler 2013/01/05 16:58 at 16:58

      You are! I just noticed that I had written above that I always intended to link to the blog. I’d forgotten I had written that. I will have to amend the page. I changed my mind because I have observed that many of my intended readers are put off by some of the content of my blog, and I didn’t want to come across as if I was pushing it on them.

      Good observation. Thanks for calling it to my attention, and welcome!

      RTF

      • Richard T. Fowler 2014/10/15 21:00 at 21:00

        Turned out to be a moot point, because I have posted exclusively on WordPress since then, and something happened right after our conversation, preventing me from hiding the blog link in my name. Just “one of those things”, apparently!

        RTF

  2. gator69 2015/04/21 08:23 at 08:23

    RTF – I cannot believe you closed that post after declaring you “mourn” for me. That is exactly what I was speaking of. Jesus taught us to love one another, and not to judge. And yet there you go again, judging. It was a hit piece just as I said. You accuse me of being a “lost soul” when you declare that you “mourn” for me. And then, you shut the doors to “your” church having declared me part of the problem.

    How dare you!

    I follow Jesus teachings, and Jesus sat amongst the lowest of the low and spoke softly and kindly to them…

    Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
    15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
    17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners”
    -Mark 2:13-17

    Jesus taught that love trumps old testament teachings…

    Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
    4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
    5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
    -Mark 3

    Jesus broke the laws of the those who sat in judgement, in order to heal the truly sick.

    RTF – What you do is teach the Old Testament judgements, and fail to hear the true message of our Savior, that above all else we are commanded to love everyone as ourselves.

    Ten Commandments:

    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    Honour thy father and thy mother
    Thou shalt not kill.
    Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    Thou shalt not steal.
    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

    Where does it say “Thou shalt judge”?

    “When we study the life of Jesus, what is abundantly clear is that Jesus spent most of His time preaching about the Kingdom of God. His message was in contrast to that of the Scribes and Pharisees. His was a message of love, acceptance and forgiveness. Theirs was a message of judgment and condemnation. His was a message of tolerance and inclusiveness. Theirs was one of intolerance and exclusiveness. His message was so radically different that they wanted to kill Him over it.”

    http://www.christian-faith.com/the-main-message-of-jesus/

    I pray for you, and I pray you do not drive more people away from Jesus’ message of “love”.

    • Richard T. Fowler 2015/04/22 10:57 at 10:57

      I haven’t questioned your motivations , though it should be noted that you’ve repeatedly questioned and/or denounced mine.

      Please take any further discussion of the topics you’ve raised to another post . I don’t want this page cluttered up with debate .

  3. gator69 2015/04/22 11:08 at 11:08

    I think we are done. God bless.

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