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Creation Care

What is nature worth? How do we balance the needs of the natural world with those of human concern? This article aims to explain some of the basic terms in environmental ethics to provide a starting point for the subject. How do we value the natural world? A simple example helps us understand value. We […] Read More

Happy Earth Day 2017! “But wait,” you might say, “should Christians celebrate ‘Earth Day?’ How does our faith help us think about what the Bible calls ‘Creation’?” Here are three important biblical themes for Christians to reflect upon for Earth Day: 1. “The whole earth is the Lord’s and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). God […] Read More

The tradition of celebrating Earth Day on April 22 is one of the fruits of “environmental awakening” in the end of the 1960s. Started in 1970 in the United States, it has grown into an international movement with partners in 196 countries. This year’s Earth Day is focusing on environmental and climate literacy. The campaign […] Read More

Baptists leaders from Europe and the United States recently discussed barriers to church engagement on the environment in an online conversation moderated by Helle Liht, assistant general secretary of the European Baptist Federation, and Brian Kaylor, associate director of Churchnet, joined media producer Cliff Vaughn for a conversation about what churches are and […] Read More

The alleluias of Resurrection Sunday are still resounding in our ears, and Eastertide comes clothed in spring’s finest attire. It is not surprising that tradition has brought the joyous news of our Savior conquering death to align with the bursting forth of new life in creation. A seventh-century English monk, The Venerable Bede, helped Christians […] Read More

Glacier National Park is one of my favorite places on earth. I’ve never been anywhere where God’s majesty is so clearly on display. And there’s one spot in the park that stands out in my mind – Apgar Lookout. It’s a strenuous hike to get to Apgar Lookout, but the view at the top is […] Read More

President Donald Trump’s views on climate change are concerning. Reports on his climate-change stance indicate a man who is either easily swayed by the views of others, who does not have a clear appreciation of the issues, or is a very shrewd political operator who seeks popularity where it is most useful to his own […] Read More

The release of a new documentary, 498 columns written by 139 unique contributors from 23 U.S. states and 11 nations, 125 news articles, nine photo news stories, and two revised and re-released Bible studies. These figures represent some of’s 2016 initiatives, designed to provide a global perspective from goodwill people of faith on positively […] Read More

Philip Newell offers a series of morning and evening prayers for each day of the week in his book, “Celtic Prayers from Iona.” In true Celtic fashion, many of the prayers focus on creation. I recently came across two of Newell’s prayers in this book that were especially meaningful to me and offer important reminders […] Read More

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.” “What I’m thankful for ain’t on no list, for it only in my heart exists,” the […] Read More