Broadly, the topics that interest me are wild waters, health and leadership.
Specifically, I'm interested in changing converations around the true value of ocean, lakes, rivers and wildlife; adoption, wellness, and mental health; leadership, change, creativity, and neuroscience.
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For 27 years, Ghost Ranch has hosted leaders in the Church, international affairs, politics and social justice organizations in annual discussion regarding moral issues facing church and society. This year in Signs of the Times Fostering Watershed Discipleship we build on the theme of Eco-Spirituality bringing together biologists, a poet and medical anthropologist, musicians, theologians, educators and community leaders.
“To paraphrase an argument made in 1968 by Senegalese environmentalist Baba Dioum, we won’t save places we don’t love; we can’t love places we don’t know, and we don’t know places we haven’t learned. A symbiotic, relational ethos of watershed literacy and stewardship is crucial to the survival and flourishing of traditional societies. Watershed Discipleship is a “triple entendre” that recognizes we are in a watershed historical moment of crisis, focuses on our intrinsically bioregional locus as followers of Jesus, and urges us to become disciples of our watersheds.” ~ Ched Myers, 2016
“El agua es vida’ translated from Spanish means ‘water is life.’ In the high desert of Northern New Mexico, water is not just a natural resource, it is a feature of culture, tradition, community, and the partnerships that sustain life. The high desert of northern New Mexico is an artifact of a great ancient sea and the catalytic forces that shaped
Wallace J Nichols, Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea” by GQ Magazine and “a visionary” by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought-after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He is sea turtle biologist and author of New York Times bestseller, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.
His experiences as a field research scientist, government consultant, founder and director of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations, teacher, mentor, parent, and advisor all support his quest to build a stronger and more diverse blue movement. For more information, see wallacejnichols.org
Ministering Peace and Justice will be provided by Laurie Kraus, Director, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, PCUSA and Sara Lisherness, Director, Compassion, Peace & Justice Ministry, PCUSA. These dynamic leaders from PCUSA will organize this week’s worship in response to the wonderful experiences in eco-spirituality that will emerge and unfold.
The Sounds of Peace and Justice in eco-spirituality will be provided by Tim Gibbs-Zehnder and Tom Zehnder. These brothers lend their hearts and music for social justice during morning worship, evening concert, and spontaneous moments throughout the week! For more information, see ztheband.com.
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