I have short piece up on the School of Christian Thought’s blog. Here’s the first paragraph to whet you appetite, click here for the whole thing.

The first time I heard the song must have been as I was weaving in and out of traffic. I was too impatient to wait for the DJ to name to title so with one eye on the road and the other on my phone I shazam’ed it. “Monkey Gone to Heaven” by The Pixies. By far my favorite song from them. Their music is a mix of discordant sound, screaming, and catchy loops; normally not my cup of tea. But anytime someone mixes environmentalism, a great hook, and esoteric Hebrew numerology they’ve won my heart…wait, hold up–do monkeys really go to heaven?

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Charles Halton

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  1. by Joshua Stewart

    Great article, Charles.
    Often times people from my background are accused of taking advantage of animals and other natural resources (I realize even speaking of these as resources could be seen as negative). I have always resented these accusations. If anything I have always understood plants and animals as being in need of protection because if they are neglected or overused then “our” need of them will be eliminated because “we” have made them extinct. I would suggest that “Country folk” were green before green was cool or in vogue.
    I sure hope you (and Isaiah) are correct that all dogs and monkeys go to heaven. I have had some great dogs (and some not so great monkeys) and sure would like to see them. As for all the animals I have eaten and will eat I will give them a hand-to-hoof shake and thanks them. I may even let them know how great they tasted, maybe that will show my appreciation.
    Again, you are a wonderful and conviencing writer. Nice piece….

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