Reclaiming the Recycling Ritual

This article was originally posted on The Orbiter Magazine According to the Pew Research Center, 75 percent of Americans are “particularly concerned” about the environment, but only 20 percent of Americans say they actually live in such a way as to improve the environment on a daily basis. While some might be confused by these numbers,Continue reading “Reclaiming the Recycling Ritual”

When Truth Isn’t Factual and Facts Don’t Matter

This post originally appeared in Orbiter Magazine under a different title   Thousands of years ago, an Israelite known for his wisdom penned the words, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the Sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). For the most part, he was right.Continue reading “When Truth Isn’t Factual and Facts Don’t Matter”

We Are Our Own Worst Asteroid

This blog post was originally shared on the United Church of Christ’s Environmental Justice blog…   When I was a kid, I was obsessed with dinosaurs, and I simply cannot understand anyone who wasn’t/isn’t. Fantasy and mythology are fine and all, but dinosaurs are real and you can visit their bones! I’m far more excitedContinue reading “We Are Our Own Worst Asteroid”

I Need More Raccoons In My Life

In 2009, I moved into an intentional Christian community in West Philly with three other guys. We shared our food, prayed together, ate together, and worked together. We were trying to live simple, spiritual lives in the midst of the excess of the city so that we might better share our time and resources withContinue reading “I Need More Raccoons In My Life”