An accidental blog

"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 2 March 2007

Christianity and the environment conference mp3s

The recent conference lectures from the MacLaurin Institutute on Christianity and the environment are now available as mp3s:

September 23rd, 2006 - Paul Capel
Paper presentation: Our Consumption of Creation: Actions and Attitudes
September 23rd, 2006 - John Nagle
Paper presentation: The Evangelical Debate Over Global Warming
September 23rd, 2006 - Gregory Poore
Paper presentation: Life Is a Miracle: The Spirituality and Philosophy of Wendell Berry
September 23rd, 2006 - David O’Hara
Paper presenation: The Nature of Nature: C.S. Lewis’ Literary Response to Henri Bergson
September 23rd, 2006 - Matthew Dickerson
Paper presentation: Beyond Romanticism: Applications of Tolkien’s Christian Agrarian Romance
September 23rd, 2006 - Ed Brown
Paper presentation: From Garden to City: Living Theologically in the
September 23rd, 2006 - David Foster
Paper presentation: Green Religion vs. the Greening of Religion
September 23rd, 2006 - Karl Johnson
Paper presentation: Church and the Environment: Common Grace, Saving Grace, and Stewardship of the Natural Environment
September 23rd, 2006 - Susan Emmerich
Closing plenary: A Faith-Based Approach to Social and Environmental Transformation: Three Case Studies From the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
September 23rd, 2006 - Rolf Bouma
Plenary address: Rules for Intelligent Tinkering: Should Nature Be Engineered?
September 23rd, 2006 - Stephen Bouma-Prediger
Plenary address: God the Homemaker and Recycler: A Biblical Case for a Green God
September 22nd, 2006 - Cal DeWitt
Keynote address: Pristine Harmony in the Ecological Economy: Dynamic Stewardship for a Dynamic World

1 comment:

sushil yadav said...

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.

Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.

A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.

Fast visuals/ words make slow emotions extinct.

Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys emotional circuits.

A fast (large) society cannot feel pain / remorse / empathy.

A fast (large) society will always be cruel to Animals/ Trees/ Air/ Water/ Land and to Itself.

To read the complete article please follow either of these links :