I’ll be presenting a workshop, “How to Analyze Environmental Issues to Promote Dialogue, Reconciliation, and Better Solutions,” at the Creation Care at the Frontiers of Mission (CCFM 2018) conference. The conference is in Pasadena, CA and goes from April 6-7, 2018.
My AMS 2018 talk on the range of responses to environmental problems is now online: https://ams.confex.com/ams/98Annual/webprogram/Paper325278.html.
If you’re at the 2018 American Meteorological Society meeting in Austin, TX, I’m giving a talk “The Range and Choice of Responses in Addressing Environmental Problems” on Thu. Jan 11, 2018 at 11 am. Details are here.
The screencast of my American Meteorological Society, 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice talk, “How the Nature of Nature and the Nature of Science Affects the Nature of Environmental Stewardship,” is online here. The talk is just 15 minutes so it’s nice and short :).
If you’re at the 2017 American Meteorological Society meeting, I’m giving a talk “How the Nature of Nature and the Nature of Science Affects the Nature of Environmental Stewardship” on Tue. Jan 24 at 5:15 pm. Details are here.
I’ll be speaking at the 2016 Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Sep 29-Oct 1) at North Park University in Chicago (where I taught Physics for nearly a decade). The theme is “Science and Religion” and my talk is entitled “Knowing in Part: The Demands of Scientific and Religious Knowledge in Everyday Decisions” or “‘She Blinded Me With Science!’ and Deciding Whether to Wear Checks with Stripes.” I think there are tickets you have to buy, but the schedule has more information and a registration link. My talk builds on the framework I presented in The Nature of Environmental Stewardship.
In The Nature of Environmental Stewardship, I proposed three criteria we need to consider to obey a command:
- Importance of the command (e.g., is it optional, a required duty, contextually applied, etc.).
- Goals of the command (e.g., what is the command trying to accomplish).
- Practice of the command (e.g., what you actually do to obey the command).
James Peterson, an ethicist at Roanoke College, came up with a nice alliteration for these three criteria: Priority, Purpose, and Practice. A lot easier to remember ☺. Thanks, Jim!