Why there’s no place for heroes or villains when saving our planet by Holly-Anna Petersen

Why there’s no place for heroes or villains when saving our planet If research into the psychology of persuasion and behaviour change has taught us anything, it’s that a message is not just a message. As marketing and advertising agencies are well aware, many factors play a part in how …

Response to Martin Hodson’s JRI blog ‘Where do Animals Fit in Environmental Ethics and Theology?’ by Prof. David L. Clough

Response to Martin Hodson’s JRI blog ‘Where do Animals Fit in Environmental Ethics and Theology?’ by Prof. David L. Clough Return to Martin Hodson’s blog I’m grateful to Martin for highlighting the tensions between environmental and animal ethics. The approaches have a very great deal in common, of course: those beginning …

Where do Animals Fit in Environmental Ethics and Theology? By Dr Martin J. Hodson

Where do Animals Fit in Environmental Ethics and Theology? Many years ago I was manning a stall for Sage, Oxford’s Christian environmental group, at the annual Green Fair in Oxford Town Hall. One of the visitors to the stall was Andrew Linzey, the leading Christian animal ethicist. Andrew was concerned …

Psalm 19: God’s Communication through the Creation and the Word: by Rev Keith Innes

Psalm 19: God’s Communication through the Creation and the Word Psalm 19 is highly relevant to the relation between Christian faith and the natural world. The psalm consists of two distinct sections followed by a conclusion. Verses 1-6 celebrate the revelation of God’s glory in creation. Verses 7-10 rejoice in …

Tensions or Contradictions for Ecotheology? (Part 2): by Rev Keith Innes

Mysticism and Word According to Chambers’ 21st Century Dictionary (1999) the primary meaning of mysticism is ‘the practice of gaining direct communication with God through prayer and meditation’. Probably few Christians today would deny that such communication happens. Mysticism in some other faith systems includes different ideas such as the …