Category Archives: Environment

Wow!

I am not a city person – I find the great outdoors far more interesting. Sometimes we are lucky and the great outdoor comes to us! Saturday morning we were treated to a window seat as ‘nature’ took its course. … Continue reading

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Approaching the Bible

How can a two to three thousand year old book (with some portions likely older) speak to a 21st century Western audience? Where is the relevance? While some things remain constant (e.g. the draws of selfish desires, money, sex, and … Continue reading

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Climate Change?

When I started this series on creation care I received an e-mail questioning the wisdom of diving into the topic. For many creation care is synonymous with climate change or global warming. This is a political hot potato. Unlike evolution, … Continue reading

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The Earth is Finite

I am beginning a series of post every week or so looking at what is often called “creation care” and the biblical mandate for human interaction with the earth on which we live. To begin we are revisiting a book … Continue reading

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Creation Care?

Climate change is an issue that is not going to go away. It is also not an issue where ideology or worldview will ultimately play any significant role. Either humans are impacting the climate or we are not. Because of … Continue reading

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Climate Change Deniers?

Earlier this year I looked at the first several chapters in Elaine Ecklund’s new book with Christopher Scheitle: Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think. After looking at the issue of creationism and evolution it moved to the back … Continue reading

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Beloved Let Us Love One Another

Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1Jn 4:8 I was recently sent a copy of the book A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith Based Decisions by Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley … Continue reading

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Not Of This World, But For This World

In John 18:36 Jesus responds to Pilate’s questioning “are you the king of the Jews?” saying “My kingdom is not from this world. … But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”(NRSV) Many English translations have of of … Continue reading

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Down to Earth Hope

Romans 8:18-22 (NIV) I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Global Warming

Jonathan Moo and Robert White in Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis turn from the evidence for environmental crisis and global warming to a Christian response. There are plenty of secular people who think that the Christian response … Continue reading

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