Cascadia, the Elusive Utopia: book review, part 2

Yesterday, I posted initial thoughts about the book Cascadia, the Elusive Utopia: Exploring the Spirit of the Pacific Northwest. In the first post I gave an overview of the text, and here I approach the question of where Cascadia is, and whether or not there is a nature-based spirituality in this region. Tomorrow I'll discuss …

Cascadia, the Elusive Utopia: book review, part 1

As a native Oregonian, hikes in the Cascades and the Coast Range dot my childhood memories. My family and I, as a child and now with my own children, have taken trips to central Oregon's high desert, the agricultural areas of eastern Washington and Oregon, the Wallowa Mountains, southern Oregon, and the spectacular North Cascades …

“Hope” in ancient Greek: Pandora and the Greek goddess Elpis

In developing an ecotheology of critical hope, one of the things that is important is to understand what the biblical authors mean when they're discussing hope in the Bible. After doing research on the concept of hope in psychology, I found this framework of hope useful, but not a sufficient understanding of hope from a …

Book Review in Quaker Life of C. Wess Daniels’ “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture”

My book review of C. Wess Daniels' book, A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture, appeared in the March/April issue of Friends United Meeting's Quaker Life Magazine. I recommend this book for Friends/Quakers, and also for people from other denominations who are looking for a framework for figuring out what it …

Ecotheology of Critical Hope Poster on to Antioch University New England’s Student Research Symposium

I enjoyed last week's Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference at Harvard Divinity School! I got to present my poster and talk to interested conference-goers about my research, gaining valuable feedback and connections. My poster is moving on to a second life at next week's Antioch University New England 15th Annual Student Research Symposium on April …

Ecotheology of Critical Hope at Harvard Divinity’s Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference

On Thursday, I'll be in Boston for Harvard Divinity School's Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference, and I'll be sharing a poster presentation based on my work to develop an ecotheology of critical hope. I'm looking forward to chatting with people about this concept and finding out whether or not it connects with their experiences. Below is …