Rewilding Christianity w/ Solveig Nilsen-Goodin & Aric Clark || The Rewilding Podcast

Seven in ten Americans identify as Christian. For a movement like  rewilding to gain more traction, it must intersect with the belief  systems of the culture at large on some level. I am not a Christian,  though I am interested in the intersection of rewilding and  christianity. Since I live in the United States, I feel it’s important  to understand enough about the dominant cultures here and where to find  common ground in rewilding narratives. In this episode I chat with two  friends of mine who are both pastors. Solveig Nilsen-Goodin and Aric  Clark.

Rev. Solveig Nilsen-Goodin is an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church, a spiritual director, grief coach, writer, author of the book: What is the Way of the Wilderness: An Introduction to the Wilderness Way Community, and co-editor and contributor to A Grounded Faith: Reconnecting with Creator and Creation in the Season of Lent. Solveig helped found EcoFaith Recovery, and founded and pastored the Wilderness Way Community for eleven years. She and her husband Peter are raising two teenage boys in NE Portland.

Rev. Aric Clark is pastor of Mt. Home and Sherwood  United Methodist Churches. He is also a writer, a speaker, and an  activist who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-author of Never  Pray Again: Lift Your Head, Unfold Your Hands, and Get To Work, a book  which challenges readers to embrace a concrete other-centered  spirituality, and editor of Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions for the  Church in a Time of Empire. When not pastoring, writing, or protesting  he is parenting two teenagers and indulging a love of tabletop gaming.

Our conversation topics range from anarchism, feminism,  death, grief, decolonization and the histories of the church, the  challenges of working in institutions and much more.