LAND

Environmental Stewardship in Action

Cherice Bock interviews Peter Sergienko about going the extra mile in trying to steward the land. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Portland, OR How many of us have heard some version of the following arguments: “Sure, protecting the environment, saving...

read more

The New Landscape of Youth Ministry

What one youth pastor learned about youth ministry by hiring a bunch of teenagers to help renovate his house. It might be odd to give thanks for “The Great Recession,” but sometimes I do. About three years ago my wife and I managed to purchase our second home after we...

read more

Eating with Death in Mind

Sacrifice is part of the abundance that allows us to live. But I want the sacrifice to be done well.   We need to eat to live which means living things need to die for us live. A harsh truth, that. Take our last batch of chicks, which included two cockerels...

read more

Making a Sacrifice

How our decision to raise and slaughter animals reconnected us to the land and to the language of Scripture. One of my neighbors came up to me a while back as an unofficial delegate for the rest of the neighborhood. They were concerned about us getting pigs. “I...

read more

A More Natural Faith

An interview with Portland author, Paul J. Pastor, on how living in the Northwest has shaped his spirituality. Paul Pastor is a typical family man. He’s married. He has three children. And he drives an aging station wagon. But when it came time to buy a home, his...

read more

Evangelical Ecotheology: Book Review (Part 1)

When you hear the words “Evangelical” and “climate change” in the same sentence, you might think of a theological perspective like that encapsulated in this quote by Seattle former pastor Mark Driscoll: “I know who made the environment and he’s coming back and going...

read more

A Pastoral Case for Bike Lanes

Traffic. Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and even my hometown of Tacoma are all struggling with it. The urban centers of Cascadia are growing at an exponential rate as thousands more move in each and every year. As traffic worsens, debates between drivers and cyclists...

read more
Share This