Young Evangelicals on Climate Change

You won't hear young evangelicals talk about polar bears when they talk about climate change. You won't hear them talk about cool trends, big government, or anything else like that. Instead you'll hear them talk about they need for Christians to see these issues through a biblical lens. Check out this video featuring Collin Whitsett (it’s 12 of 12 on the playlist), who currently is traveling the world but is based out of Hastings, Nebraska, is an alum of the environmental studies program … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Day 2

Today we spent a full day visiting Fombe village in the Chickhwawa district. We met with many of the families (all farmers) and learned a lot about how they are trying to adapt to the changing and uncertain rainfall. We heard story after story of farmers telling us that before the rains used to come in October now they come in December. Here's a group of us in Fombe village today. When the rains do come they come in downpours leading to significant flooding problems in the surrounding … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Energy Poverty

by Alexei Laushkin Energy poverty is a major challenge when it comes to climate change and Malawi. Only 6% of the country has acess to electricity, with the vast majority of that power coming from centralized grid systems in the cities. Without energy you are literally in the dark. Here's an example of the sort of energy access available in one of the villages we visited. This is what energy poverty looks like in the villages of Malawi. This is the only light this family owns. … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Day 1

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Our U.S. team are all in country today. We spent the morning meeting with representatives from the government, church, and civil society to hear reports on climate impacts and how they're responding. Their stories and reports were startling. More than once we heard "the challenge and level of response needed is comparable to our efforts around HIV/AIDS." They have seen a six fold increase in major events which include droughts and floods. The predictability of planting no longer exists. Short … [Read more...]

How the Trinity Changed my Mind on Creation Care

by R. Scott Rodin, MTh, PhD Ten years ago I faced a crisis of faith.  I’d been raised to believe that there was a pecking order to God’s love: our eternal souls first, our physical bodies a distant second, and creation a very distant third.  Life and faith were evaluated through this criteria screen, and creation almost always paid the price. What caused me to question this flawed filter was my Trinitarian theology.  In considering God’s triune nature I reached a point where I … [Read more...]

Our Father’s World

The Bible provides a direct mandate to be caretakers of the garden (Gen 2 v.15). While creation still belongs to God, he has graciously entrusted it to our care and stewardship. This was our first calling, recorded early on in Genesis 1 and 2, and we remain God’s caretakers over all creation today. Check out what Bill Hybels, Tri Robinson, Joel Hunter, and others have to say in this 26:00 minute documentary. … [Read more...]

Why Preach About Creation Care?

Creation Care Sundays

by Alexei Laushkin           Every spring EEN places a special focus on the need to preach about creation care, usually through Creation Care Sunday and sometimes through days of prayer. It seems natural given the stunning colors of spring and new life to talk about our responsibility to make sure that life is tended in such a way that it produces abundance. The question is why should most preachers bother? Isn't it a bit of a leap to take a … [Read more...]


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