These remarks follow several other public
presentations made by the author at various meetings
regarding the Columbia River Pastoral Letter. For copies
of previous presentations, or a fuller explanation of some
of the concepts in this document, please contact the author
at P.O Box 83, Skamokawa, WA 98647, 360-795-3920;
I view the Columbia River Pastoral Letter as a guide to
God’s economy on the Columbia River. What is it that the
marine stories of the Bible tell us about what God views
as a healthy economy on the water? It is clear that the
fishermen’s encounters and stories of the divine on the
water are expressed in terms of abundance. Where Jesus
is, is abundance. The fishermen’s encounter with the
divine is God’s economy on water.
Martin, I. Summary of Remarks Columbia River Pastoral Letter. Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.