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Grounding: Ecology, Faith, Hope conference in Ontario, May 25-26

Watershed discipleship artist and theologian Bob Haverluck will be the artist-in-residence and keynote speaker at the upcoming conference Grounding: Ecology, Faith, Hope in Bracebridge, Ontario May 25-26, 2018, at Bracebridge United Church. All are invited to attend. This conference follows the Muskoka Summit on the…

Reflection on the Bartimaeus Kinsler Institute 2018

Editor’s Note: Luke Winslow attended the Bartimaeus Kinsler Institute in January, entitled “Digging In: Heels, Histories, Hearts.” You can read other reflections from the Institute here. by Luke Winslow Guest Contributor It felt like the Puget Sound hadn’t seen the sun since November. It…

Watershed Discipleship topic of Baptist Alliance in April 2018

Those in or near the area of Dayton, Ohio may be interested in joining the Baptist Alliance annual conference this year, focused around the theme “Earth: Beloved Community” (April 26-29, 2018).

‘A Seat at What Table?’

Vice Moderator of Presbyterians For Earth Care, Sue Smith, challenges the church’s position when it comes to investment and climate change. In a recent reflection called “A Seat at What Table?” she writes:

Challenging a Theology of Waste, or “On Dealing with Our Crap,” part 2

by Sarah Thompson and Cherice Bock In a recent post, Sarah Thompson shared about her understanding of the theology of waste that grips much of the church in the United States: a theology that sees this world, its people, and its resources as disposable,…

Watershed Snapshots

We want to get to know one another’s watersheds and the watershed discipleship work people are doing in their regions. We would love to hear from you! A new series called “watershed snapshots” will appear on this blog in coming months and you are…

A Sermon, A Poem, A Prayer? To Speak as Water

By Lydia Wylie-Kellermann Preached at Day House Detroit Catholic Worker, February 18, 2018 Originally posted on the Radical Discipleship blog Genesis 9:8-15 1Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15 Who am I? I am fierce and gentle. I am life and death. I am ancient and new. I…

Challenging a Theology of Waste, or “On Dealing with Our Crap,” part 1

by Sarah Thompson and Cherice Bock Sarah Thompson contributed an excellent chapter to Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith & Practice entitled, “An Ecological Beloved Community: An Interview with Na’Taki Osborne Jelks of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.” I loved reading their thoughts and conversation…

Trickle Up: U.S. Housing and the Biblical Call to Redistribution of Wealth

by Sam Greenlee Guest Contributor A couple of years ago, when we were trying to find a home to buy, we hoped to purchase a fixer-upper that would require us to take on less debt. There were plenty available, or so it seemed. Time…

Mardi Gras & Watershed Discipleship: an interview with Tevyn East

This Tuesday is Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday,” the last day before Lent (the season of fasting and prayer leading up to Easter on the Christian calendar). On Mardi Gras, many people gather for big events called Carnival: eating, dancing, and making merry. Historically,…

Water in the Desert, and a Prayer for Migrants

by Katerina Friesen Watershed Discipleship Editorial Team In 2016, I walked 75 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border along with over 60 other people on The Migrant Trail, an annual walk to bear witness to the thousands of inhumane deaths that migrant sisters and brothers…

Water and Health in the Bronx: Protecting the Sacred

by Kelly Moltzen Guest Contributor It is hard to not be awed by the scale and tremendous care that goes into supporting the gigantic system bringing water to New York City and the surrounding counties. Flowing from the Catskill/Delaware Watersheds and the Croton Watershed,…