Earth Rising is a blog about being alive in the 21st century. We believe in living life to the hilt, to the best of our abilities, and to the glory of God. What’s our one-word focus? Stewardship. The idea of Biblical stewardship is what drives us. And it is an all-encompassing concept: It takes us exploring into contested environmental frontiers, navigating controversial social webs, challenging physical and ideological boundaries, and even diving into murky financial and political waters. We’re all from different places, with different upbringings, and different ways of viewing the world. But we are all unified in our love for Jesus Christ, and our desire to do life in community with others. With this diversity comes a variety of writing styles and topic choices, and more topics and styles will be added as we add more bloggers (are you interested in submitting a post? Click here for our submission guidelines). Our goal is to make people think critically through the unending wave upon wave of issues facing the world today.
Earth Rising provides a space for many voices, some of those voices publish regularly, some every so often, and some once in a blue moon. Below is a list of staff and frequent contributors.
Megan Toombs Editor of Earth Rising
Megan is the Director of Communications at the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. In her articles on Earth Rising she explores the many interconnections between Biblical earth stewardship (as opposed to radical environmentalism) and its interconnection with environmental, energy, and education policy, as well as the direct impacts American domestic and foreign policy have on people in poverty both in the U.S. and around the world. You can reach her by email at Megan@CornwallAlliance.org, or on Twitter @MeganToombs.
Vijay Jayaraj Contributing Writer
Vijay is the Research Associate for Developing Countries for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He has a Masters of Science in Environmental Science, and currently lives in Udumalpet, India. Vijay loves to blog about the differences between the West and India, as well as city vs. rural life in a developing country.
J.D. King Contributing Writer
J.D. loves Jesus, his wife Katherine, hiking, camping, hunting, fly fishing, and filmmaking. He is the Director of two documentaries, BLUE and Crying Wolf. Although originally from the Midwest, he now calls Texas home.
Kyle Jorstad Contributing Writer
Kyle is a student at Grove City College studying political science with minors in Spanish and economics. Passionate for writing and educational discourse, Kyle plans on enrolling in law school following graduation.
Grace Wiegman Contributing Writer
Grace has been interested in environmental issues since they caught her attention in college. She loves learning about current topics, and the different viewpoints involved. Offline she enjoys running her own business as a private music instructor and event musician in the vibrant Tampa, Florida area. She also loves to read and has a hard time passing up a good book, especially if the author is British.
James Wanliss Contributing Writer
James Wanliss, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics at Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. He is a Senior Fellow and Contributing Writer for The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, and author of Resisting the Green Dragon: Dominion, Not Death. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed physics articles, has held the NSF CAREER award, and does research in space science and nonlinear dynamical systems under grants from NASA and NSF. He regularly blogs at www.wanliss.com.
Earth Rising is a project of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. Authors opinions are their own.
Wes is a student at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School studying marketing with a minor in philosophy. Growing up in a family with deep agricultural roots, he is passionate about responsible stewardship of the environment and balancing conservation with relevant economic concerns.