On February 15th, I had the honor of testifying before the Environment Committee for our state’s House of Representatives. I testified in favor of a bill that would transition our state away from its only coal plant by 2015 while also providing infrastructure funding that would enable the plant’s host community to begin a fair and planned economic transition. While others addressed the technical aspects of the bill and the research that favors it, I sought to speak from a faith perspective. Here is an abridged and revised version of my remarks:
The Columbian newspaper recently featured a community town hall hosted by our church in two articles. The subject of the town hall was child hunger in the state of Washington. To read one of the articles, click here.
To listen to this sermon, click here.
The Second Hebrew Scripture Reading—Exodus 16: 9-16
Recently, in the all-natural section at Fred Meyers they have introduced a new bread from one of my favorite bread makers. Some of you might be familiar with Dave’s Killer Bread, a local bread company run by a former drug addict who served 15 years in prison. His breads have unique names, and I am particularly fond of “Sin Dawg.” It is full of cinnamon-sugar goo as well as lots of seeds and raisins. However, lately, my eye has been caught by another bread called “The Peace Bomb.” It’s caked with five different types of seeds. The description on the company’s website reads: