Wednesday, February 10, 2016
new blog for academic work
I created a new blog the other day, where I can share my thoughts on my academic work in ecotheology. This blog, Quaker Oats Live, with its specific focus on Quakers, will continue to be the place where I post things of interest to Quakers, but didn't seem like the right place to start posting things related to some of the other directions in my academic thinking. Therefore, if you want to hear about my process as I think through ecotheology, and specifically the topic of hope in environmental care, check out my new space! I'm working on the concept of developing an ecotheology of critical hope, and I'll have an article coming out within the next couple months on that topic in the journal Cross Currents. So far on my new blog I've posted an intro on why I'm working on the topic of hope, a piece about my research in the psychology of hope, and a post about the Korean concept of jeong and its application to ecotheology. Also, while I'm at it, I'll direct you to a review posted Monday on Christian Feminism Today of a book by Grace Ji-Sun Kim (who works at Earlham School of Religion, so we'll claim her as an honorary Quaker even though she's Presbyterian), Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love.