Sam Norton: My Peak Oil posts

Peak Oil

Speaking of peak oil…

Here’s a whole slew of posts that discuss the issue from a Christian viewpoint by a blogger in England who’s been thinking about this issue for some time now:

“I realised that sending people straight in to the ‘Let us be Human’ material was a bit intimidating, so this is a list of my writings on Peak Oil from a Christian point of view.

My first post was The Great Dislocation which summarises the issue.

Pledges describes some of what we need to do about it.

Prophecy and Peak Oil is drawing on Walter Brueggemann to start exploring a theological response.

Misplacing the Apocalypse is a theological critique of the ‘doomers’.

SUV Spirituality is a cultural critique of mindless consumerism.

A Fully Wired Future describes why I’m optimistic.

What I’m optimistic about describes my optimism about the church and the economic future.

Review of Economist article on Peak Oil points out how useless The Economist is.

It’s the secondary effects, stupid describes what I am most worried about.

The Holiness of Stuart Staniford describes what I admire about the intellectual exploration of Peak Oil.

Loose Tappets gives an image describing why some people just don’t ‘get it’.

My most substantial work exploring the issue of Peak Oil from a Christian perspective took the form of a series of lectures at our ‘Learning Church’ forum. Click here for audio recordings and transcripts – there is a lot of material here – it’s basically a book – but if I have anything of value to say to the world, it’s contained therein.

Read the rest here.

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