Wednesday, May 30, 2007

For Such a Time as This

We've been doing a lot of thinking, talking, reading and watching around current global issues of peak oil and climate change and trying to figure out our perspective and response as a family.

We were remembering back to when we first got together 17 years ago, being alt-rock hippy types with an interest in alternative lifestyles, eco-living, justice, poverty and environmental issues and generally "swimming upstream". Somehow in the move to the 'burbs, the addition of 3 children, and working for "The Man", some of our dreams and ideals were put on the backburner. With our awakening interest in some serious issues, we are now reconsidering the important things that drew us together, and pondering important decisions for our family.

Some interesting viewing we've done or are planning to do:
The End of Suburbia
An Inconvenient Truth
The Crude Awakening
The Community Solution

I'm keen to explore these issues in the context of an Abundant God of Hope, without being blinkered to current realities. Like Esther, we are considering the choices we make in "such a time as this" (Esther 4:14).