Since 1970, trust in science has decreased significantly among conservatives and regular churchgoers, and as a pastor and former evangelical, I need to know why.
Although the origin of the Golden Rule may lie thousands of years in the past, there is another variant of the rule, even more ancient, that needs our attention.
Gaining an appreciation of the forest “kahal” was, for many of us, our entry point into thinking about the mystery of the natural world in a new way.
We are what happens when the dirt gets a voice, when the earth gets a conscience, when the world has arms and legs and a thinking, rational mind that can relate to the Creator.
How do we navigate between reason and optimism as they crash against each other?
As part of Sinai and Synapses’ series “More Light, Less Heat,” Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaver and Bill Richards discuss what inspires them to create and educate.
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
Nature is not an end in itself. Humanity is needed to complete that which was created to enhance what is natural.
It is far too easy for us to skim headlines and ignore context, to regurgitate ideas without considering them critically, and to find support only for perspectives we already buy into. Instead, we have a responsibility to go in depth.