Content on Environment (Page 2)
Noah’s Flood: Probing an Ancient Narrative Using Geoscience
If the story of Noah’s Ark was inspired by something that really happened, what does that tell us about our relationship with our environment?
Tree Roots in The Cosmos
We tend to think astrobiology as the search for alien life, but I consider it something quite different.
The Coronavirus Outbreak Shows the Dangers of Social Hypercoherence
One unique danger globalization poses is hypercoherence, or maladaptive syncing between independent parts of a complex system. With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world we’re seeing firsthand some of hypercoherence’s dangers.
Top 7 Things The Coronavirus Has Made Me Thankful For
I am going to be thankful as I face this epidemic, and prudent, and prayerful (for those who’ve lost loved ones and are struggling to catch their next breath).
Evangelicals and Climate Change
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.
Playing With God in Creation
The creativity that named us partners with God to protect creation has been essential in our efforts to reclaim and restore what our previous arrogance wrought.
Eating the Fruit of Wisdom and Knowledge
What would the earth, and the spirit of humanity, look like if the Fall had never happened?
Thinking Ecologically – 10,000 Years Down the Road
How might thinking in a “Godly time-frame” help us take more urgent action about issues affecting us right now?
How Do We Use Storytelling to Make Sense of Climate Change?
How might we help others see themselves as vulnerable climate change, but also empowered to do something about it?
Do Trees Have a “Hidden Life”?
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.
The World of Things and the World of Aliveness
Envisioning both aspects of the world invites us to regard it in two directions, not only “downward” toward mechanistic explanation, but also “upward” toward our finest aspirations.
Pickerel Frogs and Proxima-b
What does it mean to find something in a place we just don’t expect to find it?