Welcome to 8thFire.org.

This site is about the 8th fire — the people and places working towards that end and what the 8th fire means to You and I,  exactly..

Why is there a Hemp-Plant on the cover, and what does Hemp have to do with the 8th fire? Well, the Plant is on the cover because the revitalization of the hemp industry and re-intruduction of Hemp into the social fabric goes part and parcel with  the social changes which will bring about the lighting of the 8th Fire. The Hemp Plant, in a way, is symbolic of the new way. 

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Federal Hemp Legalization Expected to Pass by End of Year


Congress has reached an agreement on the 2018 Farm Bill, which would legalize a nationwide hemp and hemp-derived CBD industry once passed.

Congressional leaders announced last week that an agreement has been reached on the 2018 Farm Bill that reportedly includes provisions that would legalize industrial hemp agriculture and remove hemp products from the Controlled Substances Act. A vote on the bill is expected before the end of the year. Continue reading “Federal Hemp Legalization Expected to Pass by End of Year”

Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism by Joe Gunn

Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism by Joe Gunn


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How should churches deal with politics? Christian Reformed members are no strangers to this incandescent question. Many promote public justice as individuals but oppose any institutional church activism. Others believe the denomination should “advocate” but not “lobby” for social justice—but the distinction is not always clear.

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Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

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And here’s a G-rated version of the post, appropriate for all ages.


Last month, I got a phone call.

Okay maybe that’s not exactly how it happened, and maybe those weren’t his exact words. But after learning about the new company Elon Musk was starting, I’ve come to realize that that’s exactly what he’s trying to do. Continue reading “Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future”