Pope Francis explains that “Concern for the environment needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.” About a half-million metric tons of plastic microfibers, which never decompose, enter the ocean each year, according to the International Union for Conservation of […]
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“Pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and God what belongs to God.” That saying of Jesus from Matthews’s Gospel is one that all scripture scholars from Westar onward all agree is 100% a Jesus original saying. What Jesus is saying to us is to remember who ‘owns‘ the world. And in Isiah 45, […]
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Over a decade ago, I sat in on a very informative presentation about the over-consumption problem in our society. The excessive acquisition of goods depletes resources, converts natural land to engineered land, creates more waste, utilizes more energy, requires more transportation and the list of unsustainable practices/outcomes goes on. As an example, the amount of […]
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1. ORDER Getting to the root cause was a big deal to Aristotle. The concept Occam’s razor You might remember from your philosophy or science classes—the idea that the simplest explanation is the most likely one? Well, Occam enhanced and promoted the Aristotelian root cause analysis and called it “Occam’s Razor.“ This is the old […]
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I continue to run into people who are ardently committed to climate change doubt or denial. The emotions I mostly feel when I hear their far-fetched claims are sadness and despair for the youth of the world and future generations. The unfounded perspective of climate change denial is dangerous for the health of the earth […]
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One way to better understand how to take part in shifting the trajectory of climate change is to assess your carbon footprint or that of your family. A carbon footprint is a general calculation of the number of greenhouse gases, measured in the amount of carbon dioxide, created from human activities. It is an estimate […]
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Even though it’s only… October, I’m at a point of reflecting on the year gone past. This year I took the initiative to move from only doing individual tutoring, to offering online classes. 631 more words
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