For three seasons, I interviewed people from a variety of fields--biology, art, farming, theology, environmental history, community organization, and more--to talk about how the refugia concept might be meaningful for them. So many great guests! Season 3 emphasizes the theme of "refugia church."
Debra RienstraAugust 11, 2023
A Christian Call to Climate Action. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap has provided an excellent resource, especially aimed at a more evangelical audience. The book makes a persuasive and inspiring argument that climate work is necessary discipleship and a way of "loving our neighbor in public."
Debra RienstraAugust 10, 2023
By H. Paul Santmire. An extremely useful, helpfully analytical survey of Christian theological reflection on the earth, emphasizing the mainstream “Western” tradition from Irenaeus to Barth.
Debra RienstraAugust 8, 2023
By Randy Woodley. Woodley, a Christian pastor and member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee peoples, finds the fruitful overlap between indigenous ways of living on the earth and what the Bible says about human relationship to the rest of creation.
Debra RienstraAugust 7, 2023
By Richard Bauckham. A delightfully readable work that works from scripture to establish some theological basics. Includes a nice chapter on Jesus and the animals. Bauckham is an Anglican New Testament scholar.
Debra RienstraAugust 6, 2023
Edited by David Paul Warners and Michael Kuperus Heun. Aimed at Christian laypeople and young adults, this series of essays draws from a number of academic disciplines to consider where the concept of “stewardship” may be inadequate and how to move beyond it.
Debra RienstraAugust 3, 2023