Ideas, Essays, and Travels

This is my “unblog,” wherein I expand on certain excerpts from the book that focus on ecological sustainability, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment, and where I post interviews and stories of people doing good work in the world. I’ve also included some posts about my travels as I give talks at various events as well as lessons for Sunday services at churches.

I call it an unblog because writing is hard for me—I will work for about an hour to get three small paragraphs of writing to a point where I begin to like it.

So instead of trying to do a weekly blog, instead of churning out “content” (I hate that term) that would necessarily be substandard, I’ve chosen to write what I can, when I can, without the pressure of arbitrary deadlines. I hope more useful and enjoyable entries emerge as a result.



Crop Circles: Created by the Most Accomplished Artists on Earth

David Christopher

My friend Mick took me to Salisbury, near where many of the crop circles were appearing. He became disillusioned when it came out that two men were behind what was then called a hoax—but now, […]

The Holy Universe Goes to College

David Christopher

Over the past year, I offered guest lectures in two different second-semester Big History classes at Dominican University: “Myth and Metaphor through the Lens of Big History,” and “Human Cultures and Political Systems through the […]

Film Trailer: Journey of the Universe

David Christopher

Recently I saw  Brian Swimme and Mary Evalyn Tucker’s Journey of the Universe, a delightful documentary that follows Brian as he tours Samos, the Greek island that was the birthplace of the ancient Greek philosopher […]