Suffering, Vocations, St. George, Hope, and Endurance

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. (1 Peter 2:19-20) In 1 Peter we find an echo of the teachings of Jesus. If you do what other people expect of you when it… Read more

An Earth Day Reflection- Love the Least of These

By Kelli Trujillo Being green and caring for the planet is about a lot more than caring for fish or trees or birds or rivers or dirt or air. As Christians, we care for creation as a means of loving our neighbors (Matthew 22:36-40). We believe that human life is of inestimable worth—far beyond the value of diamonds or gold or rubies or dollar bills. Because of our belief in the sanctity of life, we take seriously Scripture’s call to protect the vulnerable (Isaiah… Read more

Holy Week Creation Care Podcast

Here’s the latest episode: Listen in as the entire EEN team (Rev. Mitch Hescox, Rev. Jim Ball, Ben Lowe, and Alexei Laushkin) weighs in for this special Easter podcast.They talk about climate change and pollution, their recent successes, and hope for the future. Related Podcast Resources: Creation Care Champion Training. Check out our other podcasts! Read more

Caring for God’s Creation is Part of a Pro-Life Ethic

by The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox From the formation of a child’s first tiny cell to life’s final breath, all life has dignity and value because each and every one of us is made in the image of God. And that is why when we talk about being “pro-life,” it’s not just about a political issue. It’s a world view…it’s a life-view. It’s a way of looking at each human life that transcends culture, class, race, age and opinion. —… Read more

Confessions of a Non-Sustainable Carnivore

By Joe Webb I have a confession. I like the idea of sustainability. I even talk a pretty good game. But, to be honest, I suck at it. I don’t garden. I shop at Wal-Mart. I drive an 8-cylinder Jeep. I only recycle about a third of what I should. I eat a LOT of meat. And I like it. In fact, for all my talk about conservation and protecting wild places, I’m not really very “green” in my own home…. Read more

Blinded by Light- Energy Poverty and Climate Change

By Ryan Hobert I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16) In 2000, as part of a cross-cultural program for Wheaton College students, I spent six months in the Central African Republic– a poor, landlocked country in the heart of Africa…. Read more

The Latest on Climate Science

By Dr. Katharine Hayhoe The IPCC reports represent a stunningly comprehensive and carefully balanced summary of everything scientists know about climate change. Every six years or so, hundreds of scientists volunteer weeks and even years of their time to help with this process in authoring, reviewing, and communicating the findings. Because all these hundreds of scientists have to agree on the report’s key conclusions, these reports tend to be quite conservative and understated in their conclusion. This tendency towards understatement underscores… Read more

This Lent, Consider God’s Creation

by Alexei Laushkin The disciplines of Lent are meant to shake us up from our regular routine and open up some space for God to work. Lent is a season of self-account and renewed depth. Lent reminds us that man does not live on bread alone, things alone, conveniences alone, wants alone, but on every word that comes from above. Lent is supposed to re-orient us towards God’s life giving ability, and away from the things that normally sustain us… Read more

Leighton Ford’s Reflection for Lent

Letting Go- Reaching Out  This is the first post for Revealing Light: Daily Victory Over Darkness a Lent Devotional. You can learn more and download a free copy by clicking here. Reposted with permission.  By Rev. Leighton Ford Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God… Read more

This Republican Agrees with President Obama on Climate Change

by The Rev. Mitch Hescox President Obama got it exactly right last night at the beginning of his State of the Union address when he said it is the hard-working citizens of our great nation that make the state of our Union strong, and that the United States is the best positioned country in the world to succeed in the 21st Century. This is in spite of divisions within our great nation that continue to hold us back from achieving… Read more