Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The Cátedra Carnahan is an annual lecture series hosted by ISEDET in Buenos Aires. This year, Dr. Luis Rivera Pagán spoke on the topic of, ¨Iglesia, colonialidad y liberación: reflexiones histórico/teológicas desde El Caribe¨ (The Church, the situation of being colonized, and liberation: historical-theological reflections from the Caribbean.) One of the conference participants mentioned three possibilities that […]


“Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.” –Psalm 126:6 Indigenous people in Paraguay have largely had a difficult post-contact experience. Even the Guarani, who survived through strategic alliances with the Spanish, faced exploitation, enslavement, and expulsion. Many tribes are now located on […]


Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the […]


The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. (Song of Songs, 2:12-13) Friends and […]


On Houses

24May12

“The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.” Matthew 7:25   Jesus, the carpenter, imbues the building of houses with extra-special sacredness. But he does not specify how the house must look or what materials to […]


A friend emailed to ask us about the geography of Resistencia. How are the natural and built environments of the city? How do they interact? What is the boundary like between the urban and rural areas? These are some great questions for us to think about, especially since in our role as missionaries we’re facilitating […]


“Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’” Genesis 1:26 In the […]