How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change

Sparker: "New Op-ed on this topic that offers a little bit of realistic hope and vision casting." by Emma Marris | NYTimes, January 10, 2020 You are scrolling through the news and see yet another story about climate change. Australia is on fire. Indonesia is drowning. At the same time, Donald Trump is trying to … Continue reading How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change

Millennials Are Leaving Religion And Not Coming Back

An article that a few Sparkers and pastors noted and discussed. By Daniel Cox and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | FiveThirtyEight, December 12, 2019 Millennials have earned a reputation for reshaping industries and institutions — shaking up the workplace, transforming dating culture, and rethinking parenthood. They’ve also had a dramatic impact on American religious life. Four in … Continue reading Millennials Are Leaving Religion And Not Coming Back

Bay Area’s wild week: What we learned from fires, outages and evacuations

Sparker: "If you haven't seen this yet, a read on some conclusions from the Bay Area wildfires. In particular some pieces relevant to the Climate Change sermons and justice." by Rachel Swan | San Francisco Chronicle, November 3, 2019 9. Low-income people were hit the hardest. Disaster has a built-in economic injustice. Affluent people tend to … Continue reading Bay Area’s wild week: What we learned from fires, outages and evacuations