Archives For Ecology

 

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A Conservationist Manifesto

Scott Russell Sanders

 

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Sanders sees beyond the mass destruction of consumerism and prophetically calls us to the redemptive work of conserving creation and connecting deeply with our neighbors and the places in which we live.

 

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An important conversation on this new book…
 

Losing Earth:
A Recent History
Nathaniel Rich

Hardback: MCD, 2019.
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“All creatures of our God and King”
 
A review of
 
Never Home Alone:
From Microbes to Millipedes,
Camel Crickets, and Honeybees,
the Natural History of Where We Live
 
Rob Dunn
 
 
Hardback: Basic Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Scot F. Martin
 
How easy it is to go through our daily routines giving nary a thought to the abundance of life around us. You don’t live near any charismatic megafauna, you say? Perhaps…but are you aware of the vibrant biodiversity in your neighborhood, your backyard, and even the interior of your home? The songbirds and amphibians, the rodents and opossums, the riot of insect life all within your vision and hearing? What about the myriad creatures living inside with you? The ones you’d rather not think about?

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The Body of God:
An Ecological Theology

 
Sallie McFague

 
 

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A very distinctive and important new option for Christian theology. McFague proposes in a clear and challenging way a theological program based on what she calls ‘the organic model’ for conceiving God.

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Today (Feb. 7) marks the birthday of agrarian and theologian Norman Wirzba…

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of our favorite brief video clips that introduce Wirzba’s work…
 

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was our 2011 Book of the Year!

 

Food for Thought:

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A Review of 
 

Love in a Time of Climate Change:
Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice
Sharon Delgado

Paperback: Fortress Press, 2017
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Reviewed by Teresa Langness
 
 
Hurricane Harvey jolted Houstonites out of their homes and armchair television viewers out of their comfort zones, especially in light of rapid increase of “500-year hurricanes” devastating the region in the past five years. A month earlier, a newly released book had asked readers to hear not only the cries of their countrymen and women but the chronic ache of injustice among climate change victims around the world.

The title of Sharon Delgado’s new book shifts the topic of climate change out of its usual dimensions, which too often buck wildly from well-corralled layers of scientific research into the muddier bog of political rhetoric.

Through crisp storytelling, personal experience and articulate up-to-the-minute research, Love in the Time of Climate Change posits a theory that we must deeply understand but look beyond both. We must act not only with our minds but with our hearts and our feet to safeguard all members of our human family during the current age and stage of climate change.

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to Do with Discipleship?

 
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Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice
Ched Myers

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
 

This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog.
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Early Christians asked themselves, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” wondering about the relationship between the Christian faith and pagan philosophy. Today many Christians raise a similar question: “What does my faith have to do with the environment?” Western Christianity has imbibed a functional Docetism since Constantine, placing salvation outside of creation’s realm. We’ve also been bequeathed the medieval Doctrine of Discovery, and Industrialization’s anthropological assumption which has enabled colonization and the exploitation of our natural resources (5-6). We’ve commodified our land and resources and a major divide continually grows between our Christian faith and our lived environments. We are now at a critical juncture in which human persons are making a major impact on our world. It is time to re-place Christian discipleship within our ecosystems.

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God of Earth: Discovering a Radically Ecological Christianity.
Kristin Swenson

Paperback: WJK Books, 2016.
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Reviewed by Alan Van Wyk
 
 

In her brief and stunningly beautiful meditation God of Earth: Discovering a Radically Ecological Christianity, Kristen Swenson proposes a rather simple theological experiment: to take seriously the Incarnation. Of course, it is never a simple thing to take a theological claim seriously; doing so does often lead to quite radical ends. Nevertheless, Swenson begins with that most basic of Christian claims: “the one eternal Creator God chose out of love to become incarnate in order to reconcile wayward human beings to God.” So no, it is not really a simple claim, but even here, in this opening, Swenson suggests a subtle shift. Taken seriously, the incarnation is no longer about The Incarnation, full stop, but about the incarnation of God; no longer about Jesus as the Incarnate, but about Jesus as the incarnation of God. And this shift opens, for Swenson, a series of questions:

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Yesterday (Feb. 2) was the birthday of ecologist and nature writer, Janisse Ray. 

 
Here are two wonderful video clips that beautifully convey her passion for being attentive to and caring for the places in which we live.

This I Believe:

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Tomorrow is the birthday of Francis Schaeffer… 

I never really got into most of his work; I found him too much of a modernist, but there were two books of his that I still have a deep appreciation for… 

Here are excerpts from these books…

Art and the Bible
Francis Schaeffer

IVP Books, 1973.
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