Questions of what more-than-human creatures are worth, what they mean, what is their ultimate value—these questions become more urgent as the species extinction crisis accelerates.
One can compare one’s beloved to apple, palm, pomegranate, or incense trees. And it’s clear that all the good stuff happens under apple trees.
Debra RienstraJuly 11, 2020
Meanwhile, healing takes a long time, and the first stages look like a mess. The grasses are scruffy, the trees old and some dying. Windthrow and snags are a key part of a habitat in equilibrium anyway, but seeing them on a golf course makes…
Debra RienstraMay 16, 2020
What is the podcast all about? The Refugia Podcast explores how Christian spirituality and practice must adapt to prepare for life on a “tough, new planet.” Refugia (re-FU-jia) is a biological term describing places of shelter where life endures in times of crisis, such as…
Our worry about fake news is more corrosive to our trust in media and in institutions than actual fake content has been. We wonder if we can trust anything we see.
Debra RienstraMarch 7, 2020