What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


PLANET

For the Love of Earth

Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?Read Full Article

From Yes!magazine


PRAYER

A Prayer for the Cities Under the Water

As stated in TIME  “As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars — but also to the city’s long-term recovery, which will take years and billions of dollars.

Authorities raised the death toll from the storm to 39 late Thursday. And the latest statewide damage surveys revealed the staggering extent of the destruction.

 The Texas Department of Public Safety said more than 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and nearly 7,000 were destroyed, figures that did not include the tens of thousands of homes with minor damage. About 325,000 people have already sought federal emergency aid in the wake of Harvey. More than $57 million in individual assistance has already been paid out, FEMA officials said….So time for a prayer.…Read Full Article

From Sojourners


SCIENCE

11 facts about coast redwoods, the tallest trees in the world

Sturdy, stalwart, and superlatively statuesque, California’s coast redwoods stand out as some of the most impressive organisms on the planet…Read Full Article

From treehugger


SOCIAL JUSTICE

Spend time honouring Indigenous heroes rather than debating Macdonald: Murray Sinclair

Sen. Murray Sinclair says the debate over whether to remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from Ontario schools is time that would be better spent discussing the need to honour and elevate Indigenous heroes…Read Full Article

From CBC News


FAITH

The Second Question

There are two questions posed by Jesus in today’s gospel.  Both are good questions.  It is good to be able to answer the question, “who do people say that Jesus is?”  It’s good, but it’s not enough.  Sooner or later, you need to answer the second question. “But who do you say that I am?”…Read Full Article

Preorder your copy of Mark’s latest book set to be released September 30, 2017, ReImagine:Preaching in the Present Tense now available from Wood Lake Publishing. Preorder here

From Mark Whittall


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At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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