David Von Stroh: The Common Good and the Built Environment
Although urban development in the last half century has mostly followed the pursuit of the private, individual good, I propose that urban development must shift towards the pursuit of the common good because this will result in the most sustainable and satisfying outcomes.
Vangie Rand: What the United Methodist Church Can Learn from Electronic Dance Music
Evangeline (Vangie) Rand grew up in an isolated logging town called Forks, WA. This intensified her curiosity for learning from diverse others. Rand taught English in Budapest, Hungary and later was a campus minister at the progressive The Evergreen State College in Olympia. Rand has written for the Postcolonial Theology Network. She is a barista at the Pike Place Market and is a lay pastor at Seattle’s oldest congregation, First United Methodist Church.
Shannon Presler: The History and Trajectory of Space for Extraterrestrials on Christian Theology