In this episode I reflect on how we read and misread Revelation, on God making all things new, and climate change action.
Was COP26 a let down for you? Looking at the parable of the Good Samaritan is a reminder both to continue to advocate for the Green Climate fund, but also an end to coal.
Christianity is sometimes viewed as being inherently anti-knowledge, particularly anti-science. In this episode I hope to show that the serpent of Genesis 2-3 is no Prometheus, but that the original couple break their covenant relationship with God. Ecclesiastes is not anti empirical knowledge, but simply states that there are limits on what we can know.
People often in argument take recourse to the view that they are entitled to their opinion, and can challenge experts on topics like vaccines and climate change. Christians can be the worst at this. But you are only entitled to what you can argue for, and need to respect expertise.
In a time of rapidly changing climate, people, especially younger people, are experiencing climate change related anxiety. The church has a role, particularly towards its own, to engage in pastoral care, and equip people to process this anxiety and express it positively in the form of activism.
The Uniting Church in Australia has creation care as an important part of its theology and praxis. In this episode, Jessica Morthorpe and I explore how this looks in her experience.
This episode is the first installment of a three part interview with ecotheologian and climate activist Jessica Morthorpe, discussing her Five Leaf Eco-Awards for Australian churches.
Conspiracy theories over the origins of COVID, vaccines, and masks have much in common with Christian end times thinking over earthquakes and other natural disasters. In this episode I deconstruct these ideas.
In this episode I read Philip Goff's book Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness and reflect on theistic belief, and climate change.