Archives for March 2012

Climate Change: Theology for Easter

by Mitch HescoxClimate Change makes bad things worse. It intensifies natural processes, making natural events unnatural or extreme. Climate Change hits the most vulnerable the hardest. Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2012The darker the color on the map indicates greater difficulty in scrapping out life. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Bangladesh are already some of the most difficult places to survive in the world, and with climate … [Read more...]

Are you Almost Amish?

Host Alexei Laushkin talks with Nancy Sleeth, co-founder and Managing Director of Blessed Earth. Nancy travels throughout the U.S. speaking and writing about faith and the environment and has written her latest book Almost Amish, One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life being published by Tyndale Publishing this spring. Nancy is also the author of Go Green, Save Green, the first-ever practical guide for going green from a faith perspective. Nancy specializes in leading … [Read more...]

Cultivating Good Work

by John HumphreysAs a Catholic with a real passion for wildlife conservation, I work hard to do the right thing for the Earth. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, though, can't it? Don't all of us engaged in Creation Care feel inadequate from time to time? The short-sighted "do-it-the-dirty-way-because-it's-cheaper" attitude of today's society can be, frankly, awfully depressing. As is the eternal refrain of "looking after the environment will cost jobs". How do we stay positive?I … [Read more...]

Majesty, Worship His Majesty

by Dean OhlmanThese words from the lyrics written by Jack Hayford come to my mind when the sun returns from the south and brings with it the gifts of spring. Although there can hardly be a more dramatic change created by spring than in the Great Lakes region, the changes created by nature's Easter in the desert are a drama of a different sort.I recently spent a couple weeks with my brother and sister-in-law at their home in Palm Desert, California"my annual spring tonic. Although … [Read more...]

Conversations in Creation Care: Chris Wright

Jim Ball talks with Chris Wright International Director of the Langham Partnership (a ministry founded by John Stott) about the work of the partnership in equipping pastors around the world, his role as the Chair of the Statement Group for the Lausanne Movement's Cape Town Commitment, and the emphasis of the Cape Town Commitment on creation care and climate change. … [Read more...]

Creation Care Radio Hour Features Dr. Fred Van Dyke and Richard Gasaway

Listen in this week as Alexei Laushkin talks with Dr. Fred Van Dyke recently named Executive Director of the Au Sable Institute and Richard Gasaway author of An Inconvenient Purpose. On the first part of the show we'll be exploring the theological basis for creation care through one of Dr. Van Dyke's recent works Between Heaven and Earth, Christian Prospectives on Environmental Stewardship. We'll hear why Dr. Van Dyke wrote the book and explore some of the rich content of this excellent … [Read more...]

John Stott: Radical Disciple for the Care of God’s Creation

By John ElwoodOn a fine summer morning last July, the mail carrier brought me my copy of John Stott's valedictory work, "The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of our Calling." Within hours, I heard the news that Stott had died at age 90.We knew, followed and cherished John Stott for many reasons. Londoners knew him as the beloved rector of All Souls Church. Around the world, he taught Christians and seekers with his writings: more than 50 books in many languages, including … [Read more...]