RON Talks on youtube

To help us acknowledge the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran/Protestant Reformation (1517-2017), to critique it, and to suggest a “new brew” and way forward for the next leg of the reforming journey – I’ve posted a series of RON Talks on youtube. The overall title is “Reformation 2017: Re-fermenting the…

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Reformation 2017 Events in Tucson

  RE+Formation 2017: 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation Free Speakers/Events for the Tucson area community Dr. Lisa E. Dahill is Associate Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. She is past president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, a scholar and translator of…

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500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (2017)-free events in Tucson AZ

RE+Formation 2017: 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation Free Speakers/Events for the Tucson area community Dr. Lisa E. Dahill is Associate Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. She is past president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, a scholar and translator of the…

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Class on “Sustainability, the Natural Sciences, and Christian Faith”

The second session of the OLLI class listed in the title above, took place this past Friday (9/30, 9-11am). We explored Earth’s 3.8 billion year old wider community of life including how ecosystems work, and the evolving lives of plants and animals in the sea and on land. We also…

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Class #1 – Basics in the Natural Sciences

Friday, September 23, 2016 Today began the 12-week course I am teaching called: “Sustainability, the Natural Sciences, and Christian Faith.” This is through the Univ of AZ’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) which meets Fridays, 9-11am. Class member introductions showed that our class consists of people with a wide variety…

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Sustainability, the Natural Sciences, Christian Theology

Beginning September 23, 2016 I will be teaching a class on Friday mornings 9-11am at the Univ of AZ’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute www.olli.arizona.edu . This wonderful educational program is for Tucson area residents. OLLI operates on numerous campuses around the country. There will be lots of wisdom being generated…

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presidential election 2016

Like many I have been often dismayed by this 2016 election cycle. Most of my sadness and dismay has come from observing some of the crowds of people cheering the tone and content of Donald Trump’s speeches. There seems to be a venom in their eyes and voices, and a…

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But Won’t it Create Jobs ??

Jobs are a good thing. Industries that produce jobs are beneficial to society. People need employment. Going to work each day not only provides a household with income for living, but also dignity for living well. Unemployment is debilitating.  Employment is indispensable. Unless what the job produces is bad, or…

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Cynthia Moe-Lobeda book

If you haven’t read Cynthia Moe-Lobeda’s book “Resisting Structural Evil,” it is worth ordering right now. Her brilliance is in the way she uncovers interrelationships. For example, how does the plethora of petroleum based products in my home connect with oil wells and the consequential pollution in Nigeria? Or the…

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A Way Forward Toward Sustainable Living

The way forward to prepare ourselves for a future, hoped-for paradigm shift that will have a chance of altering the unsustainable pathway currently being forged by our species, might be to think of 3 strands of a cord. 1. The 1st strand is the narrative/story/message/dream/claim. What is the “narrative” that…

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