Friends & Watershed Discipleship: reconciling with people and the land in light of the Doctrine of Discovery

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, I got to share my paper, "Friends & Watershed Discipleship: reconciling with people and the land in light of the Doctrine of Discovery," with the Quaker Studies Unit and Pentecostal & Charistmatic Movements Unit at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Diego, CA. Here's the abstract, and you …

AAR 2019 | Presenting on Ecotheology in Two Sessions

I'm putting the finishing touches on my paper presentations for two sessions at the American Academy of Religion conference this coming weekend in San Diego. I'm really excited to share my research and ideas, although I'm also feeling anxious and nervous about it. Both papers relate to ecotheology, but to different audiences and with different …

FWCC: Quakers and Earthcare

In March, I got to attend a Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas gathering outside of Kansas City, MO. I was invited to co-lead a workshop and interest group on Quakers and creation care with Shelley Tanenbaum, general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW), and Adrian Halverstadt, who teaches at Barclay College …

Whirlwind Year

It's been a little over a year since I posted on this blog, and it's been quite the year! My family moved twice, I'm digging in hard to my dissertation research and writing, and I've been doing a lot of teaching, writing, presenting, and editing. Here are a few highlights. Teaching: I spent the year …

Re-storying and re-membering at the Christian Feminism Today Conference

Last week I had the opportunity to present a paper at the Christian Feminism Today conference in Indianapolis, IN. This was my first time at this gathering, which has been meeting every other year since the 1970s. I found the community welcoming and so supportive of a newbie to the group! The group included many …

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 …

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. …