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A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE
Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe & Andrew Farley
Global warming: it's one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. And yet we've all found ourselves asking . . . - It's freezing outside--where's global warming now? - Climate is always changing--how do we know this isn't just a cycle? - Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won't end that way? For all the talk about climate change, there's still a great deal of debate about what it all means, especially among Christians. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE offers straightforward answers to these questions, without the spin. This book untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Authored by a climate scientist and a pastor, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE boldly explores the role our Christian faith can play in guiding our opinions on this important global issue. (2009)
03.01.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe & Andrew Farley, Environmental Projects, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Global Citizenship, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Environment, Community
FOOD AND FAITH:
Justice, Joy and Daily Bread
Michael Schut (editor)
This is a compilation of articles from well known authors and theologians. It highlights a broad array of topics related to our food. From the challenges of industrialized food, to the sacredness of a shared meal. Krista Colleagues recently formed a group and read and discussed this book chapter by chapter. The study/discussion guide in the back of the book is particularly helpful. Here's to 'justice, joy, and daily bread.'
01.01.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Michael Schut (editor), Environmental Projects, Faith/Theological Exploration, Environment
A TERRIBLE BEAUTY:
A Story of Love and Loss in Bolivia (Abridged Version)
Linda Lawrence Hunt
This article chronicles the story of Krista’s death and her family's visit to Bolivia not long thereafter. It was written by author, professor, Krista's mother, and co-founder of the Krista Foundation.
01.01.01 | Link To Source
Tags: Articles, Linda Lawrence Hunt, Global Citizenship, Faith/Theological Exploration, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life
WATER FROM A DEEP WELL
Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries
Christians in today's church strive to lead spiritual lives marked by true sacrifice, much as the earliest Christians and their communities did. Sittser, who teaches at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., offers a compelling history of spirituality. While many such histories focus on the early martyrs of the faith and medieval mystics, Sittser's singular study demonstrates that contemporary Christians drink from a deep well of spiritual practices as they become part of the cloud of witnesses to the faith. Sittser characterizes periods in the history of spirituality according to various themes—e.g., witness, belonging, struggle and conversion—that continue to characterize Christianity today. Unlike earlier histories of spirituality, Sittser's includes a chapter on the spirituality of evangelicals (conversion) and one on the spirituality of pioneer missionaries (risk). Thus, the trailblazing missionary work of Jeremiah Evarts (1781–1831) and Jim Elliot (1927–1956) to indigenous peoples is singled out as a form of spiritual practice. Sittser concludes each chapter with exercises designed to reflect on ways that certain spiritual practices can be incorporated into contemporary observance. Discussion questions that can guide groups or individuals and an annotated reading list make Sittser's book a valuable tool.
12.30.07 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Jerry Sittser, Faith/Theological Exploration
BIG QUESTIONS, WORTHY DREAMS
Sharon Daloz Parks
The "twenty-something" years of young adulthood are increasingly recognized as critical but puzzling. These are years of searching, when most people make formative life decisions, for good and for ill. Looking for place and purpose in a changing world and asking new questions of meaning and faith, young adults reexamine their earlier beliefs and assumptions, as they encounter a bewildering array of new experiences and complex choices. In today's society, too many wander through this challenging time alone, without the presence of mentoring voices.Building on the foundation she established in her classic work, The Critical Years, Sharon Daloz Parks urges thoughtful adults to assume responsibility for providing strategic mentorship during this important decade in life. She reveals also, however, the ways young adults are influenced not only by individual mentors but also by mentoring environments.Furthermore, Parks asserts, the wider culture as a whole plays a mentoring role in the formation of each new generation of young adults, shaping the future of the culture itself. Through exploring young adult meaning-making and faith, and particularly the power of adult mentors to determine its quality, we may more fully recognize how young adults and their mentors can fuel the power and promise of cultural renewal.Parks draws on her own research and insights from developmental psychology, religion, theology, leadership, and ethics to examine the underlying developmental patterns of this unique time of life--when one is no longer an adolescent and yet not quite fully adult. She shares a wealth of practical experience gained from thirty years of working with young adults. Through thought-provoking examples from across a broad range of contexts, professionals, educators, community leaders, supervisors, and parents will discover the many ways they can responsibly serve as guides and mentors to young adults.
03.01.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Sharon Daloz Parks, Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Global Citizenship, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Environment, Community
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