2019-03-08T08:00:00Z What is the future of the church in North America? Churches are closing faster than new ones can be planted. Existing churches engaged in effective evangelism beyond the tired tactics of attractional approaches are increasingly rare. One of the major pitfalls of the past few decades is "either/or" thinking--either attractional or missional; traditional or contempora...[Read More]
2002-09-17T07:00:00Z In this provocative assessment of the world's current ecological crisis, the author of the critically acclaimed In the Beginning exposes the false assumptions underlying the conflicts between science and religion, and proposes an innovative approach to saving the planet.
Traditionally, science and religion have been thought of as two distinc...[Read More]
2008-01-01T08:00:00Z Green Witness is a work in theological ethics, addressed primarily to theologians and seminarians, but also to clergy and church study groups. Yordy approaches the topic of Christian environmental work not from the perspective of a global crisis that must be solved, but from the perspective of God's promise of the Kingdom. She argues that Christians can and s...[Read More]
2013-05-14T07:00:00Z Today we face an increasing number of challenges connected to our environment - from climate change and extreme weather patterns to deforestation, threats to animal species and ongoing crises in farming. In the extracts presented here with commentary and notes by Matthew Barton, Steiner speaks about human perception, the earth, water, plants, animals, insects, agric...[Read More]
2018-01-05T08:00:00Z Why care about the environment?
It's a question people are asking and answering with greater frequency-and urgency-than ever before. And although many Americans remain ambivalent about our responsibility toward the earth, Pope Francis is clear: we must care about the environment, because all creation is connected.
? ? 1998 New Dimensions Foundation1998-10-01T07:00:00ZUSA The love of the environment expressed by John Muir has enriched us all. Listen as Sierra Club activist David Orr, Fredrick Turner, and others talk about the importance of Muir's idea that respect for living systems comes before human interests.
2016-01-04T08:00:00Z The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps one of the most fundamental problems faced by our species today. The schism between us and the natural world is arguably the root cause of most of the environmental catastrophes unraveling around us. However, until we come to terms with the depths of our alienation, we will continue to fail to understand that wh...[Read More]
2018-04-26T07:00:00Z Proverbs 22:22 enjoins the reader, "Don't take advantage of the poor just because you can." Mammon's Ecology is a systematic investigation into the mysterious nature of modern money, which confronts us with the perplexing fact that, in the global economy as it is, we take advantage of the poor whether we want to or not. We destroy natural systems whether we want to ...[Read More]
2013-01-11T08:00:00Z What part can Hindu and Buddhist traditions play in resolving the ecological problems facing India and South East Asia? David Gosling's exciting study, based on extensive fieldwork, is of global significance: the creation of more sustainable relationships between people and the natural world is one of the most urgent social and environmental problems of the new ...[Read More]
2010-02-26T08:00:00Z In their highly selective and literal reading of Scripture, creationists champion a rigidly reductionistic view of creation in their fight against "soulless scientism." Conversely, many scientists find faith in God to be a dangerous impediment in the empirical quest for knowledge. As a result of this ongoing debate, many people of faith feel forced to choose between...[Read More]
1995-02-28T08:00:00Z In this tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilber traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind and describes the common patterns that evolution takes in all three of these domains. From the emergence of mind, he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development. He particularly focuses on modernity...[Read More]
2012-04-01T07:00:00Z The authentic teachings of the mystery schools offer a profoundly different way of making sense of the universe and our place in it. In Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth, ecologist and Druid initiate John Michael Greer offers an introduction to the core teachings of the mysteries through the mirror of the natural world.