Category: environment

The Parable of the Flea Beetles

August 19th, 2014
Matthew's gospel talks about a farmer going out to sow, and while he scattered his seed some fell on good ground, some fell on rocky ground, and some fell among the thistles. Our Lord doesn't mention anything about any of it sprouting up only to be devo… more »

John Edward Huth's "The Lost Art of Finding Our Way" - Discovering the World We Live and Move In

July 24th, 2014
I have nothing but praise for this historical study as to how we have as a civilization attempted to find our way around our natural habitat called the earth. Before modern satellite technology such as GPS, humankind depended on techniques or methods li… more »

Earthship to Earth, Do You Read Us?

July 20th, 2014
I have recently become aware of this international organization given to designing and building alternative forms of living. While not a Habitat for Humanity-style organization, this group professes to promote a better way to living that is both environ… more »

Living Through a Heatwave

July 12th, 2014
According to David Phillips, an esteemed senior climatologist of Environment Canada for the past forty-six years, western Canada could be in for a very warm/hot summer this year. It seems that the El Nino effect is just starting and dominant high-pressu… more »

The Real Story Behind Enbridge

June 18th, 2014
The Enbridge pipeline script has a couple of more pages to work through before it becomes a reality one way or the other. I have been following this story for over eight years now, ever since the environmental movement got organized back in 2006 and sta… more »

God's Purpose for the World

June 17th, 2014
Above all else God wants to be reconciled with his creatures and creation. Since the fall of our first parents in the Garden, God has been gradually unfolding his plan of salvation for his people, both Jews and Gentiles, starting with the provisions of… more »

Adjusting to the Natural World Under Stress

June 2nd, 2014
Our travels over the past week into the backwoods of Olympic National Park clearly attest to the fact that serious climate change is upon us and there is nothing we can do that can humanly stop it. Five very profound signs indicate that annual and seaso… more »

Putting Up With Noise!

May 14th, 2014
Don't think for one moment that I have become impervious to the many noises of the big city since arriving here in Victoria nearly three years ago. I've just learned to adjust to it and respect its many inflecting sounds. more »

A National Oil Fund: Wrong Model, Wrong Time

April 13th, 2014
I get annoyed when the CBC continually brings up the case of the very lucrative Norwegian oil fund as a model for building national prosperity. Yes, Norway, under a socialist government back in the seventies, acted prudently in appropriating 50% of all… more »

The Right Decision?

April 8th, 2014
This past week the Esquimalt municipal council finally got around to voting down the McLaughlin Pt. property as the site for the Capital Regional District sewage treatment plant. While it seems like a case of political nimbyism, there is more to this de… more »
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