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Evangelical Ecotheology: Book Review (Part 1)

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...

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A Pastoral Case for Bike Lanes

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...

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All Nature Sings: Meeting Our Creator in the Cascades

All Nature Sings: Meeting Our Creator in the Cascades

“I didn’t know we were going to do all of this. They said a hike, I didn’t really read the thing…I want to go home.” Only a few miles into day one of a six day Mt. Baker Ascent adventure for a group of teens from the Tacoma Rescue Mission, one participant had reached...

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Discipleship as Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Discipleship as Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Called to Love Neighbor and Care for Earth It is an astounding moment in history to be people who serve the God revealed in Jesus. The gifts from this God shake the foundations of life as we know it: The first gift is God’s love. God – the creating,...

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Sister Willamette: Co-Lamenting with My River

Sister Willamette: Co-Lamenting with My River

"But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!" Amos 5:24 The Willamette River flows by my hometown. She flows by, but we’re like strangers. We’re more like acquaintances, like a friend of the family I might wave at and...

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An Eco-Manifesto for Evangelicals in Cascadia

An Eco-Manifesto for Evangelicals in Cascadia

  We who live in Cascadia are graced with some of the most spectacular geography in the world. There are few places where one can ski in the morning, run a forest trail in Cascade foothills in the afternoon, and finish the day sailing on Shilshole Bay as the...

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Finding Wholeness in Coffee

Finding Wholeness in Coffee

When a Seattle friend of mine encountered a rainy day in Georgia, a soggy and bored local asked her, what in the world d’y’all do for nine months out of the year back in Seattle? The answer was simple: drink coffee. What else? Seattle’s coffee...

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