Creation Corner Column, January 2018
Winter 2018 Reading Suggestions
"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.. Elizabeth A. Johnson.
Birth of a New Earth: The Radical Politics of Environmentalism. Adrian Parr.
Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology. Douglas E. Christie.
A Child's Book of Animal Poems and Blessings. Eliza Blanchard, collector. Joyce Hesselberth,
Christians and the Environment: A Guide for Personal Reflection and Group Discussion. Sojourners eBook.
Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, et al.
Climate Change and the Health of Nations. Anthony J. McMichael.
Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope.
The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival. Robert J. Lifton.
Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation. Daryn Lehoux.
Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir. Douglas Woods.
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver. Mary Oliver.
Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, and Evolution. Jonathan Silvertown.
Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse. David Orr.
Earth Community, Earth Ethics. Larry Rasmussen.
Eco-Lutheranism: Lutheran Perspectives on Ecology. Karla G. Bohmbach and Shauna K. Hannan, editors.
Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime. Bruno Latour.
Finding Purpose: Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling. Andrew J. Hoffman.
For the Beauty of the Earth: Daily Devotions Exploring Creation. Kathrin Burleson, watercolorist. Episcopal Church voices, Compilation/Forward Movement.org.
The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity. Willis Jenkins.
Grand Canyon For Sale: Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change. Stephen Nash.
How To Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS. David France.
Inheritors of the Earth. Chris D. Thomas.
The Journal 1837-1861, Henry David Thoreau. Edited by Damion Searls.
Making the Most of the Anthropocene: Facing the Future. Mark Denny.
The Meaning of Human Existence. E. O. Wilson.
The New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe. John F. Haught.
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Florence Williams.
Nature's Fabric: Leaves in Science and Culture. David Lee.
On the Trail: A History of American Hiking. Silas Chamerlin.
On Trails: An Exploration. Robert Moor.
Opening the Book of Nature. Fred Krueger.
Pilgrims of the Air: The Passing of the Passenger Pigeons. John Wilson Foster.
Pioneers of Ecological Humanism: Mumford, Dubos and Bookchin. Brian Morris.
Reckoning With Apocalypse: Time To Turn Around. Dale Aukerman.
The Secret Life of Cows. Rosamund Young.
The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It. Shawn Otto.
We Are Home: A Spirituality of the Environment. Shannon Jung (1993).
Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Carey Gillam.
Titles by Richard Cartwright Austin (Presbyterian Church USA):
Baptized Into Wilderness.
Beauty of the Lord.
Hope for the Land.
Spoil: A Moral Study of Strip Mining for Coal.
The Best of Nature---25 Years (DVD). PBS Nature series first 25 years, Lynn Sherr, host.
Food Chains DVD documentary (2014). Eric Schlosser and Eva Longoria.
For the Beauty of the Earth: Celebrating Creation. CD, Gabriel V brass ensemble.
"Climate and Creation: An interfaith conversation about religion in the Anthropocene." Pastor Don Mackenzie (United Church of Christ) with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman. Orion magazine, May/June 2017.
"The Ecology of Prayer: Faith and resistance in the age of climate change." Fred Bahnson, School of Divinity, Wake Forest University. Orion magazine, Thirty-fifth anniversary issue, 2017.
"The Earth Belongs to God...and Everything in it." Psalm 24:1.