Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Harvey Creek Trail

As spring begins and it's possible to get outside more often without freezing or getting soaked to the bone, I've been trying to spend more time outside with my kids. Therefore, I'm starting a new series here called "Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley." If you have ideas for other nearby places to go, let …

“Hope” in the Hebrew Bible

While studies in hope from a psychological perspective are helpful and give a basic understanding of the concept of hope, they leave something to be desired regarding the breadth and depth of the concept of hope for people of faith. Therefore, I wanted to do a biblical word study on the terms we translate "hope" …

Environmental History of a Community Garden:
 Getting to Know the Land that Sustains Us

Tomorrow, February 23, 2016, I'll be giving a talk based on environmental history research I did about the land on which the George Fox University Community Garden used to reside. I'll be speaking to the Newberg Historical Society and any others who want to attend, and it will be held at the Chehalem Cultural Center at 7pm. …

Hope

I embarked on my journey toward a PhD in environmental studies in the summer of 2014. With a background in psychology and theology, this academic trajectory perhaps does not look like a straight line, but to me it makes perfect sense. I grew up hearing stories of Quaker ministers who stood up courageously for the social justice …