Faith and the Future

I had a sense of foreboding as I approached my assignment to blog about the Faith and the Future session, the fifth in the Baltimore Food and Faith Project’s Enoughness series. This is a tricky subject for me. Like millions of people worldwide, I struggle with my personal thoughts, beliefs, and disbeliefs, about how our spiritual perspectives shape the future of our world, or of the realm to come. Not only what might happen to us at the end our mortal lives, but even how the end of civilization might come about. Perhaps as the musical group REM’s song decries, “[it’s] the end of the world as we know it.” Read More >

SPRAWL: A Six-Letter Word with a Four-Letter Word Connotation

займ онлайн Pastor Christopher Chantelau (Divinity Lutheran Church) tells us that the word “sprawl” has negative connotations in our modern culture. The word is connected with zoning laws, waste, lost farmland, and unnecessary development. Why have we demonized “sprawl?”

This week saw the second study session in a series entitled, Enoughness: How Shall We Live on God’s Earth? Co-hosted by the Center for Livable Future (through the Baltimore Food & Faith Project) and the Institute for Jewish & Christian Studies, the main focus of the conversation was the concept of ownership and property as related to the idea of waste. Read More >

When Is Enough Enough?

Not knowing what is “enough,” says Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, is a recipe for spiritual disaster.

Tuesday morning began the study series entitled, Enoughness: How Shall We Live on God’s Earth? Co-hosted by the Center for Livable Future (through the Baltimore Food & Faith Project) and the Institute for Jewish & Christian Studies, the main topic of conversation on Tuesday was that of sufficiency, and, in particular, how does one define “enough”—and then, once defined, how does one go about trying to live within the bounds of what “enough” is? Read More >