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In this episode, we discuss what we see in the proposed split of the United Methodist Church and the inevitable tensions between religious beliefs, religious doctrine, and personal and group sensibilities (00:45), what we make of the Australian fires and how climate change may now begin to change nature in ways that more directly affect our lives (16:58), what we see in the controversy surrounding the dofasting app (31:41), and our thoughts on fasting in general (38:14). Listen to your body (46:24)!

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United Methodist Church is expected to split over gay marriage, fracturing the nation’s third-largest denomination

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2020/01/03/united-methodist-church-is-expected-split-over-gay-marriage-disagreement-fracturing-nations-third-largest-denomination/

Australia’s massive fires, as seen from space

https://www.vox.com/2020/1/3/21048700/australia-fires-2019-map-satellite-smoke-pollution

Climate change has Australian wildfires 'running out of control,' experts say

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/06/australia-fires-how-climate-change-worsening-fires/2824201001/

Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/opinion/australia-fires-climate-change.html

Australia fires worsen as every state hits 40C

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50938504

An app for intermittent fasting is getting roasted by critics who say it promotes body shaming and eating disorders

https://www.businessinsider.com/intermittent-fasting-app-dofasting-promotes-eating-disorders-critics-say-2020-1

This Is Your Body On Intermittent Fasting

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/body-intermittent-fasting_l_5e0a3220c5b6b5a713b22dcb