The Gospel in Transition

The Gospel in Transition by David R. Weiss is a year of reflections on facing climate change, finding hope, and the alchemy of Christian community. Written beginning in Advent (December) 2018, my weekly essays consider climate change, Transition, and faith—using biblical images, liturgical seasons, science, and theology, as conversation partners. Writing in a voice a bit too restless to call “devotional,” I aim to be insightfully evocative and usefully provocative. I’d be delighted to have you join me on this journey. In fact, I hope you’ll subscribe (go to the top right sidebar!) Contact me at: drw59mn(at)gmail.com

You can download pdfs for each half-quarter here, or scroll through the contents below.
Quarter 1: GIT #1-6; GIT #7-13
Quarter 2: GIT #14-19; GIT #20-26
Quarter 3: GIT #27-33; GIT #33-39
Quarter 4: GIT #40-45

CONTENTS

  1. The Gospel in Transition – December 3, 2018
  2. Advent, Anticipation … and Climate Change – December 11, 2018
  3. Advent as Ending: Apocalypse as Good News – December 16, 2018
  4. Christmas: The Most Important Four Ounces in the Manger – December 26, 2018
  5. Christmas and the Holy Innocents: On Shouting “Fire” in Church – January 2, 2019
  6. After Epiphany: Home by Another Route – January 9, 2019
  7. After Epiphany: Baptismal Waters as Boundary Waters – January 14, 2019
  8. MLK Holiday: A Deeper Shade of Green – January 20, 2019
  9. Epiphany: Bitter Cold while the House is on Fire – February 5, 2019
  10. Epiphany: Ice Out on the Himalayas – February 5, 2019
  11. Epiphany: Extinguishing the Alphabet … of Bens and Bugs – February 15, 2019
  12. Not Even Kansas … – February 21, 2019
  13. Redeemed for Resilience – March 2, 2019
  14. Resilience: as Imagination – March 15, 2019
  15. Resilience: as Deep Agency – March 17, 2019
  16. Resilience: and Earthbound Skills – March 24, 2019
  17. Resilience: Without Waiting for Permission – March 28, 2019
  18. Resilience: and Jesus’ Third Way – March 31, 2019
  19. Resilience: Bending the Arc – April 4, 2019
  20. Palm Sunday Politics and Planet Earth – April 11, 2019
  21. Maundy Thursday: Meeting the End with Love – April 16, 2019
  22. Easter: Resurrection AS Extinction Rebellion – April 22, 2019
  23. Doubting Thomas … Climate Change and Touching Hope – May 3, 2019
  24. When the Gospel Comes as Grief – May 14, 2019
  25. Threatened with Resurrection – May 16, 2019
  26. Permaculture: Becoming Friends with God – May 25, 2019
  27. Permaculture: Breathing Earth … Finding Home – May 27, 2019
  28. Permaculture ABCs: Apples, Boundaries, and C(K)ings – June 2, 2019
  29. Permaculture and Dominion: A Creation Account from a Cliff – June 10, 2019
  30. Permaculture and Imago Dei: An Ecological Divinity – June 18, 2019
  31. Permaculture and Pride: Queer Gifts in a Time of Climate ChangeD – June 23, 2019
  32. Permaculture and Dominion: An Unlikely Love Story – July 9, 2019
  33. Mucking Along in the Great Marsh—Air Thick with Hope – July 13, 2019
  34. On Being Frederick – July 19, 2019
  35. Bumbling Toward an Earth Ethic here at Home – July 31, 2019
  36. What’s on Your Plate? – August 12, 2019
  37. Okay, It’s NOT About the Beef – August 14, 2019
  38. Moral Restlessness and the God Who is … Not Yet – August 24, 2019
  39. Making Love as the World Ends: on Joy During an Apocalypse – August 29, 2019
  40. Inner Transition: Where the Given Meets the Gospel – September 7, 2019
  41. Global Youth Climate Strike: Not Nearly Enough—and Yet – September 23, 2019
  42. Chasing the Wind: A Moment for Immodest Hope – September 28, 2019
  43. The Nobel Conference: An Exercise in Public Science – October 9, 2019
  44. Rooftop Solar: The Nuts and Bolts of Choosing Sunshine – October 18, 2019
  45. Choosing Sunshine: The Heart of the Matter – October 21, 2019
  46. Climate Crisis as Kairos Moment – November 2, 2019