April Roundtable

For Such a Time as This? Ecotheology, Spirits Afoot, and the Bible Today

By Alexis James Waggoner | 3.27.2020

Classic "end times" passages in the Bible have inspired books, movies, and their fair share of panic through the ages.

 But apocalyptic literature is not future-prediction, and viewing it as such does not help us better contextualize the unique times in which we live. In our April Roundtable, we'll look at the context of our current global pandemic in light of Native narratives of catastrophe and context, as well as through the lens of ecotheology. We'll discuss with scholars Wilson Dickinson and Mary Keller how the so-called modern "apocalyptic" experience exposes the exploitation, weakness, and frayed social fabric in our current empire.
The replay of this Roundtable is available here. Additional resources and recommended reading is available here.
Wilson's books and resources he mentioned are here:
The Green Good News greengoodnews.org

As Marketing and Digital Education Director, Alexis Waggoner works closely with both Westar’s Marketing Committee and the Executive Director to advance the presence and value of Westar in our culture through social media and the use of digital media in public education. Alexis brings to Westar a unique blend of digital marketing and religious education experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. 

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