My work with State of Formation is exhilarating, mainly because it is built upon a beautiful model of emerging leaders empowering emerging leaders. We are an interreligious vocal minority rising to the pluralistic demands of our globalized society. And my work, as humbly as I walk, is to help recruit, inspire, enhance, and further the [...]
To be in a state of formation as an earthy person, a nature-religious person, is to seek a dynamic balance and to reconnect with a sense of the whole. Pausing for context: I am a twenty-three year-old earth spiritualist and this is my first post, an attempt to explain the larger context of my future [...]
The world is in bad shape and not in a metaphorical sense. No I mean the earth – the giant rock that we all live on – is in really bad shape. As of May 31, 2012, carbon dioxide readings are above 400ppm, 50 ppm more than the generally accepted “safe levels” of carbon dioxide [...]
Last week an old friend insisted that I see Terrence Malick’s recent film, The Tree of Life. The film instructs us from the beginning that we must choose which way we will follow through life, the way of nature or the way of grace. These paths are represented by the father and mother of three boys growing up in the 1950s, Mr. and Mrs. O’Brien (played beautifully by Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain).
Stop labelling me! I am far too suspicious and skeptical to be an ‘ATHEIST’. I am not Australian but I have two passports, New Zealand and United Kingdom. I’ve never believed in gods or religions but that doesn’t make me an atheist of any sort at all. I have always been fascinated, and sometimes moved, [...]