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, […]
Recently for my LMSF 602 Survey of Futures Studies course I was asked to reflect on my own ‘theory of social change’–that is, how does change occur? Some base their guiding narratives on power, others on progress, still others on ideas. As a friend and follower of Jesus, as well as a futurist-in-training, I offer […]