"Becoming earth-based again must be tied to the work of antiracism. Becoming pagan again, or an animist Christian, or Celtic Christian, must be connected to the work of feminist, queer, and trans struggles for equality. Becoming native again to our places must be approached through multi-racial, multi-ethnic, ecumenical, interfaith, inter-spiritual, international, and interspecies solidarities. " Tim Eberhart, Seminary of the Wild Earth teaching 2023
Brief Bio: Timothy R. Eberhart is an eco-theologian, the Robert and Marilyn Degler McClean Associate Professor of Ecological Theology and Practice at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, where he directs the seminary's Center for Ecological Regeneration. He teaches in the areas of theology, ethics, and public ministry, concentrating on the relation of Christian teaching and spirituality to environmental, economic, political, and social change theory.
Eberhart earned his Ph.D. from the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, his Master of Divinity degree from the Vanderbilt Divinity School, and his B.A. in Religion from St. Olaf College. His publications include Rooted and Grounded in Love: Holy Communion for the Whole Creation (Wipf and Stock, 2017), The Economy of Salvation: Essays in Honor of M. Douglas Meeks (Wipf and Stock, 2015), and chapters on mission, ecclesiology, and ecotheology.
He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, a trained permaculturalist, and an activist/organizer, participating with students in a variety of protest movements in Chicagoland and beyond, including Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and Fridays for Future Climate Strikes. He, his spouse Rebecca, and their three children live in Evanston, IL, where he has been active with Citizens Greener Evanston, Environmental Justice Evanston, and the city’s Equity & Empowerment Commission. His growing interests are in nature spirituality, indigenous wisdom, and land-based teaching and learning.