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Rural Churches Serving on Cutting Edge of Ministry
Rural Churches Serving on Cutting Edge of Ministry

By: Jonathan Davis
Rural ministry has the potential to be as exciting and relevant as any urban or suburban church. If you're serving in a rural church, you may be on the cutting edge of ministry.

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How Jewish Burials are Actually Green Burials Too
How Jewish Burials are Actually Green Burials Too

By: Fred Guttman
Neither cremation nor embalming are environmentally sound options for burial, but a traditional Jewish burial is an environmentally conscious choice that has minimal impact on the earth.

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The Danger of Putting Me-First in the Driver's Seat
The Danger of Putting Me-First in the Driver's Seat

By: Zach Dawes
A sense of responsibility for the common good of the world and everyone in it has taken a back seat to immediate progress for the individual person, group or nation. But this me-first mindset isn't sustainable.

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No Neutral Position on Creation Care for Christians
No Neutral Position on Creation Care for Christians

By: James Gordon
When it comes to care for God's creation, Christians aren't in a neutral position. Reckless disregard for the health of this planet is an offense to deep principles of Christian theology.

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3 Levels of Response to Climate Change
3 Levels of Response to Climate Change

By: Lois Mitchell
Even though Christians have divergent views on climate change, ample evidence exists for us to be concerned and engaged in efforts to mitigate the effects and advocate for better approaches.

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We All Suffer When People Tinker with Environment
We All Suffer When People Tinker with Environment

By: Leah Kostama
Tinker with one part of the environment, and it ripples throughout the world. Environmental degradation affects more than the birds, the fish and the animals; it affects humans. Everything's connected.

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Holistic Mission Unites Evangelism, Creation Care - Part 4
Holistic Mission Unites Evangelism, Creation Care - Part 4

By: Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. Hodson
Tension often exists between evangelism and environmental action; do we save humans or trees? However, holistic mission sees evangelism, social concern and creation care as important.

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6 Approaches to Christian Environmental Ethics - Part 3
6 Approaches to Christian Environmental Ethics - Part 3

By: Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. Hodson
Christian environmental ethics has developed into a fruitful area of study, challenging some theological assumptions, particularly concerning creation, redemption and discipleship. Here are 6 approaches.

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Maybe It's Time You Start Recycling Your Blessings
Maybe It's Time You Start Recycling Your Blessings

By: Nick Lear
Do you consider how your actions affect others? Imagine the impact on our society if all of us went out of our way to be kind to others, rather than being self-centered and selfish.

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A Brief History of Secular Environmental Ethics - Part 2
A Brief History of Secular Environmental Ethics - Part 2

By: Martin Hodson and Margot Hodson
Environmental ethics is often thought to have originated in the 1970s, but much of the thought actually predated the '70s. Here's a look at the key thinkers and movements from the 1850s onward.

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A Toolkit for Environmental Ethics - Part 1
A Toolkit for Environmental Ethics - Part 1

By: Martin Hodson and Margot Hodson
Starting out on environmental ethics requires learning new terms and definitions. Once understood, they provide us with tools to go deeper into understanding the ethics of the natural world and our interaction with it.

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3 Biblical Themes as Christians Celebrate Earth Day
3 Biblical Themes as Christians Celebrate Earth Day

By: Matthew W. Humphrey
Christians aren't just being good citizens when they're seeking to reduce their family footprint, they are taking seriously what it means to be an image-bearer of God.

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How You Can Become Literate about God's Creation
How You Can Become Literate about God's Creation

By: Helle Liht
The first step toward environmental and climate literacy among Christians is how we read Scripture. We must read Scripture so that it holds together the natural world and the world of human beings.

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Global Baptists: Barriers to Church Engagement on Environment
Global Baptists: Barriers to Church Engagement on Environment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Baptists leaders from Europe and the United States recently discussed barriers to church engagement on the environment in an online conversation moderated by EthicsDaily.com.

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Redeeming Creation: Will We Follow God's Command?
Redeeming Creation: Will We Follow God's Command?

By: Molly T. Marshall
The church is rather silent about the stewardship of natural resources. Yet, in large measure, God has entrusted the care of creation to humans, and we participate in its ultimate redemption through our actions.

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When You See God's Creative Grandeur on Display
When You See God's Creative Grandeur on Display

By: Matt Sapp
We have a responsibility to nurture and care for all that God has created. After all, the only appropriate response to God's creative initiative in our lives and in our world is unending praise.

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Reflecting on Donald Trump and Climate Change
Reflecting on Donald Trump and Climate Change

By: John Weaver
President Trump's administration has expressed troubling views on climate change. We should pray that the campaign-trail rhetoric continues to be moderated in the shaping of good government.

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EthicsDaily.com: 2016 in Review
EthicsDaily.com: 2016 in Review

By: EthicsDaily Staff
498 columns. 139 contributors. 125 news articles. These are a few snapshots of EthicsDaily.com's 2016 initiatives, providing a global perspective from goodwill people of faith on engaging pressing issues facing the world.

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Are You Willing to Stand Up for Creation Care?
Are You Willing to Stand Up for Creation Care?

By: Chuck Summers
Working to preserve and protect the creation is both a religious obligation and an act of worship. People of faith must now, more than ever, be willing to take a stand for creation care.

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Song Reminds Us What We Should Be Thankful For
Song Reminds Us What We Should Be Thankful For

By: Zach Dawes
A new song titled "What I'm Thankful For" - a duet performed by Garth Brooks and James Taylor - offers a needed reminder that the Christmas season is about much more than "making a list and checking it twice."

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Understanding The Sacredness of Standing Rock
Understanding The Sacredness of Standing Rock

By: Mitch Randall
The reason the events at Standing Rock are so important is not because a tribe stood up to a large oil corporation, but that they stood up for life. They stood up for God's creation.

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Saving the Planet Can Cost You a Pretty Penny
Saving the Planet Can Cost You a Pretty Penny

By: Chris Hall
Many folks strive to be green, but it can be an expensive choice. We are stewards of our resources and this planet. We must find the balance between watching our pennies and caring for the planet.

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Caring for God's Creation in East Asia
Caring for God's Creation in East Asia

By: Hailey Brenden
People in nations with few resources will be hardest hit by climate change. One Baptist worker is doing his part to change that by working with the garment and textile industries in an eastern Asian country.

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Survey: Many Affirm Human-Induced Climate Change
Survey: Many Affirm Human-Induced Climate Change

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Many Americans believe climate change and global warming are due to the effects of human activities. However, based on their varied responses, they're uncertain on the best way to move forward.

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Climate Change: Protecting the Earth and the Poor
Climate Change: Protecting the Earth and the Poor

By: John Weaver
The question echoes around the world: What is happening to our weather? As Christians, we have a calling to protect the earth and the poor, even as world leaders fail to hear their cries.

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Access to Clean Drinking Water is Justice Issue
Access to Clean Drinking Water is Justice Issue

By: Helle Liht
The European Christian Environmental Network, meeting in Finland, urged participants to examine Christians' responsibility to address the issue of water shortage and its role in climate change.

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Let's Take Care of the Home We All Share
Let's Take Care of the Home We All Share

By: Chuck Summers
Many churches spend more time in conflict than loving each other. Our nation and the international community are equally divided. So much divides us, but surely we can agree we have the planet in common.

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Harvest Thanksgiving: Celebrating Creation Together
Harvest Thanksgiving: Celebrating Creation Together

By: Neville Callam
Once a staple of corporate worship life, Harvest Thanksgiving was a time when life in agrarian communities was adorned by rich annual celebrations of the providential care of the God of nature.

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Why We Need to Seek Nature's Forgiveness
Why We Need to Seek Nature's Forgiveness

By: Chuck Summers
We sin against creation on a regular basis. We wipe out animals from their habitats, cut down acres of majestic trees and kill fish with poisoned waters. Is it time to ask for forgiveness from God's creation?

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Treating the Earth as 'Warehouse of Cheap Resources'
Treating the Earth as 'Warehouse of Cheap Resources'

By: Guy Sayles
We live as if the earth were a warehouse of cheap resources for our indiscriminate use. Instead, we could live as images of God who represent God's gracious rule over the earth.

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The Earth is Not Ours to Do with As We Please
The Earth is Not Ours to Do with As We Please

By: Chuck Summers
So many of the environmental problems we face today have resulted from our failure to understand or remember that the earth is not ours to do with as we please. The earth belongs to God.

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Heart Attack is Reminder that Creation Care Includes Us
Heart Attack is Reminder that Creation Care Includes Us

By: Chuck Summers
We need to be good stewards of God's creation, but we often forget that includes our own bodies. When we don't take care of our bodies or the earth, we will eventually pay the price.

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British Baptist Church Earns Award for Going Green
British Baptist Church Earns Award for Going Green

By: John Weaver
A Baptist church in England has received an award to recognize its ongoing efforts to care for the environment in all areas of church life. It's one of more than 300 churches from all denominations to earn the award.

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Our Stewardship of Earth Affects Many Species
Our Stewardship of Earth Affects Many Species

By: Chuck Summers
Humans have radically altered the landscape of the earth. Many animals now have only a fraction of their original habitat. What we do with the land around us has repercussions on numerous species.

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4 Lessons After Paris' Climate Change Conference
4 Lessons After Paris' Climate Change Conference

By: David Kerrigan
You can't sit on the fence when it comes to climate change; it's a responsibility none of us can pass up. Here are four lessons from the climate change conference in Paris.

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EthicsDaily.com: 2015 in Review
EthicsDaily.com: 2015 in Review

By: EthicsDaily Staff
What did EthicsDaily.com accomplish in 2015? To start with, more than 500 columns and around 100 news articles were published, written by more than 150 unique contributors from 23 U.S. states and nine countries.

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Climate Change Accord: Another Unfulfilled Promise?
Climate Change Accord: Another Unfulfilled Promise?

By: John Weaver
At the United Nations climate talks in Paris, all delegates accepted that the situation the world faces is urgent, but will the accord they reached be another unfulfilled political promise?

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U.S. Evangelicals in Paris Reflect on Climate Talks
U.S. Evangelicals in Paris Reflect on Climate Talks

By: Brian Kaylor
U.S. evangelicals who traveled to Paris for the COP21 United Nations climate conference will return home soon and help explain to fellow evangelicals the importance of climate change.

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Christians in Paris Urge Climate Action for Vulnerable Global Neighbors
Christians in Paris Urge Climate Action for Vulnerable Global Neighbors

By: Brian Kaylor
Not relying on the scientists and diplomats, evangelicals are speaking up in Paris about the impact of climate change on the poor and most vulnerable.

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Evangelicals Meet in Paris, Consider Biblical Call on Climate Change
Evangelicals Meet in Paris, Consider Biblical Call on Climate Change

By: Brian Kaylor
More than 100 evangelicals from several countries and denominations gathered in Paris to worship, learn and dialogue about how they should respond to climate change.

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Christian Leaders Seek Changing Faith Climate in Paris
Christian Leaders Seek Changing Faith Climate in Paris

By: Brian Kaylor
Faith leaders convened in Paris during the U.N. climate change conference to consider how they can impact public policy and personal discussions about climate change.

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Ecumenical Service at Cathedral Spotlights Faith, Climate Change
Ecumenical Service at Cathedral Spotlights Faith, Climate Change

By: Brian Kaylor
As diplomats meet in Paris for climate change talks, faith leaders from several denominations and nations gathered at the Notre Dame Cathedral for a special worship service focused on climate change.

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Grace Ji-Sun Kim on COP21 in Paris
Grace Ji-Sun Kim on COP21 in Paris

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Grace Ji-Sun Kim discusses COP21, the annual United Nations climate conference, taking place this year in Paris, in the latest online video interview with EthicsDaily.com.

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Prudence Trumps Doubt in Global Climate Change Survey
Prudence Trumps Doubt in Global Climate Change Survey

By; EthicsDaily Staff
Affirmation that climate change is a serious problem is most prevalent in Latin America and Africa, a recent survey found. Many respondents see it as an immediate threat.

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Global Faith Leaders Urge Support of COP21 Meeting in Paris
Global Faith Leaders Urge Support of COP21 Meeting in Paris

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With 154 signatures from more than 40 countries, a diverse group of global faith leaders has issued a statement encouraging support of the U.N.'s climate change conference in Paris in December.

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The Moral and Economic Issues of Climate Change
The Moral and Economic Issues of Climate Change

By: John Weaver
While Christians see the divine ethical and moral imperative for addressing climate change, businesses and insurers are jumping on board to reduce insurance risks.

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Fighting Against the Temptation of the Grocery Cart
Fighting Against the Temptation of the Grocery Cart

By: James Gordon
Grocery carts have a massive influence on our lifestyle, health, shopping habits and financial outlays. They clutter our world and enable our big shopping and habit of impulse buying.

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4 Ways You Can Curb Growth of Landfills Today
4 Ways You Can Curb Growth of Landfills Today

By: Zach Dawes
The U.S. sent 262 million tons of garbage into landfills in 2012, more than double the EPA's estimate, a study says. That means you send five pounds of trash to landfills daily. Here's how to change that.

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Pope Francis, Jane Goodall and Prayers for Creation
Pope Francis, Jane Goodall and Prayers for Creation

By: Chuck Summers
While there was little media attention given to the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1, two prayers from Pope Francis and Jane Goodall captured the spirit of the day.

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Challenging the Climate Change Skeptics: Part 2
Challenging the Climate Change Skeptics: Part 2

By: Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. Hodson
Many climate change skeptics only seek evidence that will support their views. However, Scripture offers several examples to guide our response to their skepticism.

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Challenging the Climate Change Skeptics: Part 1
Challenging the Climate Change Skeptics: Part 1

By: Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. Hodson
While most climate scientists agree that climate change is real and human-induced, the general public is less convinced. And powerful institutions, whose interests are threatened, are challenging the consensus.

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Only 1 in 3 Aware of Papal Encyclical on Environment
Only 1 in 3 Aware of Papal Encyclical on Environment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Thirty-one percent of all U.S. citizens and 40 percent of U.S. Roman Catholics have heard about Pope Francis' encyclical on ecology. A new report offers insights regarding this continued lack of visibility.

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Are We Redeeming Creation or Causing Its Suffering?
Are We Redeeming Creation or Causing Its Suffering?

By: Zach Dawes
God is working to bring about a "new creation" that involves both humanity and creation. It is not a replacement but a renewal movement in which all things are becoming fully aligned with God's design.

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Observing Anew the Fragility of Creation
Observing Anew the Fragility of Creation

By: Molly T. Marshall
We cannot claim to be persons of faith if we are not concerned about the impact of our patterns of living upon future generations and the kind of ecology they will inherit.

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Money Talks: Connecting Creation Care, Economics
Money Talks: Connecting Creation Care, Economics

By: Zach Dawes
We may want folks to implement creation-care measures because it's the right thing to do, but it's easier to motivate folks to recycle and live more sustainable lives when there's a financial incentive.

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Study: Species Becoming Extinct at Alarming Rate
Study: Species Becoming Extinct at Alarming Rate

By: Chuck Summers
With all the other news swirling in recent weeks, one overlooked item is a study that says recent extinction rates of species are accelerating at an alarming rate. The culprit? Humans.

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Pope's Encyclical Deserves More Than Polite Silence from Baptists
Pope's Encyclical Deserves More Than Polite Silence from Baptists

By: Robert Parham
U.S. Baptists raised their voices following the Charleston shooting and the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. By contrast, few Baptist voices spoke up about the pope's encyclical on the environment.

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Considering What's at Stake in Creation's Deterioration
Considering What's at Stake in Creation's Deterioration

By: Molly T. Marshall
We cannot claim to be persons of faith if there is not concern about the impact of our patterns of living upon future generations and the kind of ecological home they will inherit. The pope helps us see that.

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Papal Encyclical Should Embolden Pro-Environment Voices
Papal Encyclical Should Embolden Pro-Environment Voices

By: William Brackney
Christians need to respond to the ecological crises now and with good reason. And the pope's encyclical on creation should embolden every Christian denomination to study the issues and voice their concerns.

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How Will Seminaries Respond to Pope's Climate Call?
How Will Seminaries Respond to Pope's Climate Call?

By: Timothy Gilbert
The pope's encyclical on the environment is a wakeup call to Christian and theological education to address pressing issues that will not wait and which have dire consequences for millions of people and creatures.

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5 Ways Your Church Can Care for Creation - Right Now
5 Ways Your Church Can Care for Creation - Right Now

By: Robert Creech
Pope Francis' vision for the environment is a call to practical action, personal ecological conversion and lifestyle change. Here are five ways your church can care for the environment today.

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4 Ways Pope Calls Us to Reimagine Creation
4 Ways Pope Calls Us to Reimagine Creation

By: Stephen Holmes
The pope narrates the world, and our relationship to it, in new ways. If we accept his acts of redescription, then we will have no choice but to relate to creation, and to each other, differently.

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Pope Offers Clear Biblical Mandate to Care for Creation
Pope Offers Clear Biblical Mandate to Care for Creation

By: John Weaver
Pulling no punches, Pope Francis offered a clear biblical mandate to care for creation, calling for a Christ-like attitude, which recognizes that all people are in God's image and none is superfluous.

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Few Baptist Voices Join Global Discussion on Papal Encyclical
Few Baptist Voices Join Global Discussion on Papal Encyclical

By: Brian Kaylor
While Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment made headlines around the world, many Baptist leaders seemed to ignore the document and its potential impact.

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5 Observations from Pope's Encyclical on Creation Care
5 Observations from Pope's Encyclical on Creation Care

By: Zach Dawes
Pope Francis' wide-ranging encyclical on the environment speaks boldly about the imperative that Christians have to take care of God's creation and notes the frequent moral failure of humanity to do so.

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Praise Be for Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Praise Be for Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change

By: Robert Parham
Pope Francis will release his encyclical - one of the highest forms of teaching for a pope - on the environment next week. His words will wash over every other church body - even Baptists.

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Fracking Debate Needs Balance and Sanity
Fracking Debate Needs Balance and Sanity

By: John Weaver
The arguments opposing fracking are many and various, while the objective voice of scientific research struggles most to be heard. So what's a reasonable and balanced Christian response?

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How God Expects Us to Rule Creation
How God Expects Us to Rule Creation

By: Larry Eubanks
God trusts us with sovereignty over creation. This wasn't so we could rule over the world but so we could rule on behalf of it. We are called to serve by keeping peaceful order so the world may flourish.

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No Innocents in Battle for Environmental Sustainability
No Innocents in Battle for Environmental Sustainability

By: Sam Harrell
Our planet has a limited amount of resources. At some point, demand will outstrip supply. Instead of blaming others, we must realize we're all culpable and must work together to achieve sustainability.

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Pontifical Academies Connect Climate Change, Creation Care and Common Good
Pontifical Academies Connect Climate Change, Creation Care and Common Good

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change is a global problem influenced by human activity, and religious institutions should lead the way in responding, a Vatican report said.

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Dominion, Not Domination, Over Our Island Home
Dominion, Not Domination, Over Our Island Home

By: Guy Sayles
God has given mankind dominion over the earth, but we've distorted that meaning to justify exploitation of the earth's nonhuman creatures and profligate waste of its resources. We are not owners, but stewards.

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Restoring Creation Care to Our Theology
Restoring Creation Care to Our Theology

By: Larry Eubanks
Care for the earth is a part of biblical theology, but somehow it doesn't find its way into a lot of Christians' theology. If we are going to get our lives in line with the plans of God, we must recover this emphasis.

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Why Not Caring for the Planet is So Easy
Why Not Caring for the Planet is So Easy

By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan
If you believe we're rulers of this world and not its caretakers, it's easy to not care about it. But this is not the way in the kingdom of God. We're called to care for the earth, no matter how hard it might be.

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Christ Came to Save More Than the World's People
Christ Came to Save More Than the World's People
By: Ron Rolheiser
The Scriptures affirm that Christ didn't just come to save people; he came to save the world. The physical world has its own rights and is part of God's plan for eventual heavenly life.
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Taking Our Role as Co-Creators Seriously
Taking Our Role as Co-Creators Seriously
By: Chuck Summers
Creation is meant to be a reflection of God's glory, not ours. By failing to take seriously our role as co-creators with God, we have marred or dimmed the reflection that is meant to be seen.
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Churches Warm Up to Climate Change
Churches Warm Up to Climate Change
By: Cory Labrecque (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
Although a number of Christians are less than enthusiastic about supporting the environmental movement, concern in churches for climate change varies between and within denominations.
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British Faith Groups Pledge Action on Climate Change
British Faith Groups Pledge Action on Climate Change

By: Paul Hobson
Faith leaders from a cross-section of denominations in England pledged to live more sustainably, pray for action on climate change and raise the issue at their governing bodies.

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Warmest Year on Record Will Heat Up Christian Response
Warmest Year on Record Will Heat Up Christian Response
By: Robert Parham
The Catholic Church appears to be ready to take on climate change in an energetic way, putting them at odds with the anemic response from the U.S. Protestant community. Let civility prevail.
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Wars Leave Devastating Impact on Environment
Wars Leave Devastating Impact on Environment

By: Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Mark Koenig
Armed conflict and war claim human lives, but they also exact a cost on God's creation. The environmental damage lingers long after those conflicts end. Will Christians be environmental peacemakers?

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Getting Your Planetary House in Order
Getting Your Planetary House in Order
By: Chuck Summers
When you move into your new home, you have a lot of home-improvement projects to get everything in order. How much more does this apply to the planet we call home?
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Awe-Inspiring Science Can Convict Us to Save Our World
Awe-Inspiring Science Can Convict Us to Save Our World
By: Jonathan Langley
Science can give us a sense of wonder and a conviction that something must be done to save our world, Sir John Houghton told listeners at Catalyst Live in England.
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7 Bible Words for Evangelicals and Pentecostals
7 Bible Words for Evangelicals and Pentecostals
By: Robert Parham
Given the global growth and dynamism of evangelical and Pentecostal communities, it's vital to double up our efforts to engage them in climate change. Here are seven biblical words for those conversations.
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Why Climate Change Requires an Ethics of Urgency
Why Climate Change Requires an Ethics of Urgency
By: Colin Harris
Some issues and images, such as domestic abuse and disease, so blatantly violate our collective moral consciousness that they unite us to urgent action. Shouldn't climate change be the same?
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Economists Make Financial Case for Climate Change
Economists Make Financial Case for Climate Change
By: Paul Hobson
A new report outlines in economic terms the global benefits of transitioning to a low carbon economy. The report shows growing consensus for climate action, a British relief and development agency says.
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The Earth's Your Home. Why Not Take Care Of It?
The Earth's Your Home. Why Not Take Care Of It?
By: Chuck Summers
You cannot enjoy the blessing of home ownership unless you are willing to take on the responsibilities that come with it. We are blessed to call the earth home, so why don't we take care of it?
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Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on the Interfaith Summit
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on the Interfaith Summit
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, member of the World Council of Church's working group on climate change, talks to EthicsDaily.com via Skype about the interfaith summit on the environment.
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Many Church Discipleship Programs Overlook This
Many Church Discipleship Programs Overlook This
By: Larry Eubanks
Some church discipleship programs overlook an important task given to humans: to take care of God's creation. We are called to care for each other as well as the plants and animals in need of protection.
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Are Sports' Salaries, Environmental Impact Out of Touch?
Are Sports' Salaries, Environmental Impact Out of Touch?
By: Zach Dawes
How does Jesus' message of good news for the poor guide us in addressing a pro-sports system that values athletic performances more highly than occupations providing essential services?
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Is Peace on Earth Even Possible?
Is Peace on Earth Even Possible?
By: Chuck Summers
God's will is not being done in the world. Not even close. In God's kingdom, there is no place for the hatred, violence and killing that seems so prevalent everywhere we look.
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Individual, Church Initiatives Can Change Climate Trends
Individual, Church Initiatives Can Change Climate Trends

By: Zach Dawes
Previous climate-change studies have said temperature increases are nearly inevitable, but a U.N. report suggests there's hope. Can individuals and churches make a difference?

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"Left Behind" Movie, Books Aren't All That Biblical
By: Greg Mamula
The new "Left Behind" film—and the books that inspired it—is based on the belief that Christians will be raptured while others are left behind. It makes for creative fiction but it is not all that biblical.
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Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change is affecting developing countries, where the poor are suffering from the habits of rich people around the world, says Grace Ji-Sun Kim in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Despite Man's Handiwork, There's Hope for Creation
Despite Man's Handiwork, There's Hope for Creation
By: Chuck Summers
Through caring for creation, we can provide those who follow us with a healthier planet, which will result in healthier lives for us as well as more opportunities for God to reveal himself through creation.
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Does Your Church Love Your Neighbor by Caring for Creation?
Does Your Church Love Your Neighbor by Caring for Creation?

By: Zach Dawes
Persuading a church to become more eco-friendly is one of the most difficult "sales" of all, yet it's another way to live out our call to love our neighbor. And we can start with the midweek meal.

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Unsustainable Living: A High Price for Cheap Choices
Unsustainable Living: A High Price for Cheap Choices
By: Hannah Cribb
Our lifestyles contribute to global systems. Many of us know and understand global inequality and are aware that we are contributing to climate change, but our behaviors don't change.
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Local Baptist Church Recognized for
Local Baptist Church Recognized for "Going Green"
By: EthicsDaily Staff
First Baptist of Austin is one of the "greenest" churches in central Texas. The city of Austin awarded its Green Business Leaders Program platinum certification award to the church.
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3 Advantages to Going Online for Your Daily Devotional
3 Advantages to Going Online for Your Daily Devotional
By: Barry Howard
Many people have relied upon Bible reading plans or devotional books for their daily devotionals. However, online resources can be a practical source of material, too.
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Human Rights, Ecological Wisdom Go Hand in Hand
Human Rights, Ecological Wisdom Go Hand in Hand
After developed nations exploit our planet's resources, it's often at the expense of poor nations. We must reach beyond our desires for bigger comfort and affirm everyone's right for a dignified life.
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Who Owns the Earth? Many of Us Don't Know.
Who Owns the Earth? Many of Us Don't Know.
Too many of us believe the Earth belongs to us and we can do what we want with it. That arrogance is precisely why we face so many environmental woes. We're stewards, not owners.
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Our Disposable Lifestyle Accumulates Lots of Trash
Our Disposable Lifestyle Accumulates Lots of Trash
We throw away absolutely everything in which our food is served, and virtually none of it is recyclable. While we love our convenient lifestyle, we forget all that trash is accumulating somewhere.
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British Christian Charities Urge Climate-Change Action
British Christian Charities Urge Climate-Change Action
With a new report saying scientists are 95 percent certain that human activity drives climate change, it's time for urgent global action, say Christian charities in Great Britain.
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Our Abundance Blinds Us to Cost of Climate Change
Our Abundance Blinds Us to Cost of Climate Change
Because of climate change, people around the world face severe droughts, flooding, deforestation and famine. And in our nation of abundance, we are blinded to how our actions affect them.
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Should You Choose a Downwardly Mobile Lifestyle?
Should You Choose a Downwardly Mobile Lifestyle?
Scaling back our hard-earned lifestyle is something few of us want to entertain, but do we want a life that amasses wealth, power and big houses or is more about friendship, service and simplicity?
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When Jesus Said Not to Worry, What Did He Mean?
When Jesus Said Not to Worry, What Did He Mean?
Instead of striving for the things in this world that bring worry and pass away, Jesus calls us to strive for the kingdom of God, in which we are dependent on God and God's goodness toward us and all creation.
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How One British Mission Agency Offsets Climate Change
How One British Mission Agency Offsets Climate Change
Recognizing that the world's poor whom BMS World Mission serves are the ones who will suffer first and most from climate change, the agency is working hard to fight it.
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As Climate Changes, We Must Seek Ecological Justice
As Climate Changes, We Must Seek Ecological Justice
We are called to be stewards of this world, but that doesn't mean we can pillage it to satisfy our desires. As the climate changes, it's time we seek ecological justice.
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Your Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change
Your Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change
It is dishonest and immoral to deny the reality of climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the most important ethical issue of our time. It is a moral imperative.
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What God Had in Mind When Creating Work
What God Had in Mind When Creating Work
Work was God's idea, but not work that lacks purpose and that substitutes metrics and money for love and relationships. God's work for us involves care for creation, culture and neighbors.
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On Earth Day, Let's Become Caretakers, Not Plunderers
On Earth Day, Let's Become Caretakers, Not Plunderers
For too long, the earth has suffered from our thinking that we have the right to dominate it for our own gain. On Earth Day, let's strive to be caretakers and not plunderers.
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Once Supporters, Baptists Now Shirk Earth Day
Once Supporters, Baptists Now Shirk Earth Day

When Earth Day began in 1970, Baptists actively supported the need for greater regulations to protect the planet. Today, too many Baptists shirk that responsibility.

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Caring for Creation As If We're Owners, Not Renters
Caring for Creation As If We're Owners, Not Renters

Some believe since we're going to be taken up to heaven and the earth destroyed, why care for the planet? We must use the earth's resources, but we should do so as servants charged with its care.

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Earth, People Are More Than Commodities
Earth, People Are More Than Commodities
If we see the earth as purely a resource under the bondage of human beings, we are more likely to see human beings as purely a resource under the bondage of others.
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Baptist Pastors Share Texts for Creation-Care Preaching
Baptist Pastors Share Texts for Creation-Care Preaching

Pastors have a unique opportunity to preach about creation care this Sunday - the day before Earth Day. Several Baptist pastors shared biblical texts on environmental stewardship.

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What Does The Choice of a Pope's Name Mean?
What Does The Choice of a Pope's Name Mean?
A pope's name has strong symbolic significance. For Cardinal Bergoglio, choosing the name Pope Francis reflects a vow of care for human beings and the environment.
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Climate Change Theology: From Mitigation to Adaptation
Climate Change Theology: From Mitigation to Adaptation

Our theology on climate change has focused on mitigation - reducing the problem's severity. Perhaps we must shift to adaptation. How we will change to the new reality of a warmer world?

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Why Your Church Should Observe Earth Day
Why Your Church Should Observe Earth Day
Earth Day, which will fall on Sunday, doesn't need to be a religious holiday, but its emphasis still aligns with the Christian doctrine of creation. And yet many churches shy away from it.
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Supporting House Climate Bill Gives Concreteness to Moral Imperatives
Supporting House Climate Bill Gives Concreteness to Moral Imperatives
An imperfect bill should not sideline people of faith from supporting "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009." We must not allow the tyranny of moral perfectionism to block the urgency of moral realism.
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The Green Bible
The Green Bible

The Bible is God's green book, staking out the divine imperative for earth care. EthicsDaily.com's mini-site, TheGreenBible.org, warehouses articles and videos about the environment, global warming and creation care.

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Wall Street Journal Column about New Baptist Covenant Has Too Many Errors

What in the world was the Wall Street Journal thinking when it sent its "deputy Taste editor" to cover the three-day meeting of the New Baptist Covenant?

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