The Path to Progress: Part Six

photo of pathway surrounded by fir trees

There are many actions we must take and plans we need to implement as we face the metacrisis of our time. All these efforts must be coordinated since we live in a complex and interconnected world. Future technology must be in harmony with the fragile balance of the biosphere and… Continue reading

What Will It Take?

A society based on the exploitation of limited natural resources, harmful production, and obsessive consumption is ill equipped to plan for a radically different kind of life allowing for survival in the future. Our whole society is based on a “growing economy” which requires an expanding exploitation of the earth–the very exploitation which has produced the climate crisis which threatens the existence of much of our planet. Continue reading

A Chilling Thought

On Saturday morning, July10, 2021, Susan and I attended a meeting of the Eastside Creation Care Network. ECCN is composed of members from various congregations on the eastside of Indianapolis. These wonderful followers of Jesus are committed to creation care and addressing the grave climate crisis threatening our world. During… Continue reading

Heroes of the Faith: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Hildegard of Bingen, abbess and visionary, was one of the Rhineland mystics. She was a most remarkable woman in a patriarchal world of politics, religion, and culture. She was the tenth child born to noble parents in the German province of Rheinhessen. At an early age she was placed under… Continue reading

Genesis 6:5-9:17 “The First Things” (The Great Flood) Part 14

In a previous sermon [Genesis 1:1-12:3 “The First Things” (Ancient Near Eastern Traditions and Historical Context) Part 2], we looked at the similarities between the flood story in Genesis and the account of a great flood in the Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic—a story which dates many years before Israel ever came… Continue reading

Needed to be Developed—Had to be Done

During this pandemic Susan and I are living in Wabash, Indiana Monday-Friday taking care of our seven-year-old grandson Jeffery while our daughter and son-in-law work as RNs at the VA Hospital in Marion, Indiana. We return to our Indianapolis home on weekends. Weather permitting, we take our grandson to Paradise… Continue reading