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 […]Read more "How much oil are you wearing today? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
“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, […]Read more "The Kingdom of God is here and now."
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 […]Read more "How many extra t-shirts do you have? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
Is it’s time for a little reality check (please see article below). Maybe the time has passed for us to be constantly studying what steps we need to take to try to overcome climate change? Maybe it is time to begin to prepare generations to come for the likely reality that our Earth is now […]Read more "Is it time to rethink climate change?"
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 […]Read more "What was a big deal for Aristotle should be for us too"
The benefit of changing must surpass the comfort of staying. the WHY and why not are in the context of a cause-effect…..of Objective and Subjective. The WHY is the objective question we ask about life and the why not is the subjective component. without the WHY in our life, THE WHY not will lead us […]Read more "In life our “Why?” has to be bigger than our “Why not?”"
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 […]Read more "I hear their far-fetched claims… BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"