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The Inauguration of Jesus’ Ministry: a Non-Religious Reading The gospel-writer Mark announces the inauguration of Jesus’ ministry in a few short words: the kingdom of God is at hand. While Christians have interpreted (or in many cases misinterpreted) these words religiously, a socio-cultural-economic reading is compelling. We’ll dig into this text and its implications and inspiration for […]

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In A Different Light with Dale Goodner  

Canadian scientist and author, David Suzuki, put it well:  “If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the […]

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Some theologians have located the roots of ecological decline in a systematic disenchantment of the natural world that has resulted in humans becoming spiritually disconnected from nature and the wider universe. We will explore how we can repair this rupture by actively trying to live lives full of wonder and awe. John J. O’Keefe, Ph.D., […]

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