I had a great time chatting with Bob Hutchins on his Rumors of Grace podcast. In this episode, we talk about: The blessings and burdens of looking into the future (strategic foresight) Does contemplative practice and spirituality (mysticism) represent the future of faith? Why or why not? The promise of permaculture in re-wilding our lives […]
In The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin summarized the millennia-long human drive of innovation as a race between entropy and empathy. Which is winning? And can the wonders promised by the Transhumanist movement help, or hurt?
Life is hard. If I want to relate to life’s spiritual dimension in a way that embraces—rather than evades—life, generative spirituality unfolds for me along three axes: Generative spirituality is rooted in the past. Those who have gone before: our ancestral legacy, faith lineage, families of origin. Generative spirituality has a robust relationship with the present moment. Who am […]
It’s research time! I’m conducting 3-in-1 survey about the ways faith communities grow, prepare, share and eat food. Please take my survey if you’re part of a: New Monastic community Catholic Worker community House Church Eco-village Co-housing community Intentional community of any kind …or a congregation unusually committed to matters of food justice and/or sustainability. This survey […]
I was privileged to emcee a public conversation between Diana Butler Bass and Brian McLaren at the World Future Society conference last summer on the future of North American Christianity in conjunction with Foresight@Regent. Diana’s in-depth personal, historical, and anthropological knowledge of the Church in her many facets is quite striking – and, I’m imagining, […]