Atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for her work studying climate change. She teaches in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University but her roots are Canadian: Hayhoe was born in Toronto and her father teaches at Tyndale University College and Seminary. Christian Courier Editor Angela Reitsma Bick spoke with Hayhoe about the relationship between her faith and the “other” book of God – science.
Editor’s note: An Israeli group called “Breaking the Silence” is currently taking 24 novelists through the West Bank as research for an upcoming book of essays marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. American writer Ayelet Walman, head of the project, says the book will not analyze the conflict but simply bear witness to these questions: What does occupation look like? What does it feel like to live under occupation? The collection will be published in 2017 by HarperCollins. One of Christian Courier’s staff members, Ineke Medcalf, has travelled to the West Bank four times in the past three years. The following narrative does the same thing: it bears witness to what life is like in the West Bank today; it is, as Walman calls it, “Occupation 101.”
In the blink of an eye, wrote one Edmonton Journal commentator, tens of thousands of Albertans became refugees in their own province, on the road and on the run. Social media and national television streamed surreal images of a long line of vehicles bumper to bumper on the only major highway out of town – some driving north and some south – alongside dramatic walls of flames.Login to View
The Irish Celts, a rural people, did not assume that the physical was the enemy of the spiritual. Rather, in their world view, physical activities supported spiritual practice. For example, as monks walked for visitation, they chanted Psalms. A comparable practice in our time would be to use our cell phone for calling up Scripture passages we wish to memorize and meditate upon, or to have a page of Scripture verses on the passenger seat of our car for reference at stop lights.Login to View
According to U2’s lead vocalist, Bono, “Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Give a woman microcredit, and she, her husband, her children and her extended family will eat for a lifetime.” Ok, that’s a catchy plug in a FINCA (Foundation for International Community Assistance) brochure.
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