Isn’t Environmental Concern Based on Pantheistic Thinking?

by Dean Ohlman Because the earth is an object of worship for many of those given to New Age beliefs and other modern forms of pantheism, it’s logical for them to demonstrate devoted concern for the earth. That’s all they feel they have that is worthy of their reverence. Many of these individuals have followed the natural path of paganism illustrated by the apostle Paul: “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator---who is … [Read more...]

Isn’t “earthkeeping” just another expression for environmentalism?

by Dean Ohlman When a philosophy becomes dominant in an individual’s life, it virtually becomes a religion. When it does, we often add the suffix “ism” to the main word defining what it is that people have given themselves over to. Many people are so given over to socialism, capitalism, scientism, creationism, conservatism, liberalism or any one of dozens of other “isms” that these become virtual worship systems for them. Because these philosophies and/or belief systems come to rule … [Read more...]

The Economy of Desire Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World

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Listen in as Alexei talks with Dr. Daniel M. Bell a professor of theological ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina about his recent book The Economy of Desire Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World. They talk about the divine economy, Christian charity, the role of work in the life of the Christian, and much more. … [Read more...]

So What About the Book of Revelations?

by Harold Dean Trulear I hear a sound. It is a knock. Do you hear it? It is a knock-- sure and steady. There is a knock; yes, there's somebody knocking at our door!  Jesus is knocking. He has not given up on Laodicea. Jesus is knocking. There is hope for Laodicea. Jesus is knocking. The ultimate destiny of Laodicean saints is still in view. Jesus is knocking, and he has a word for us in Paterson today. He says, "If anyone hears my voice ..." Oh, I am glad he said "anyone." That's … [Read more...]

My Meeting with Brother Cal

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By Mitch Hescox My wife had a co-worker walk into her area some time ago and proclaimed, “Christians are idiots!” Certainly, the claim smacked of prejudice, extremely poor taste, and perhaps even harassment as the colleague knows my wife’s faith.  Notwithstanding the negatives, part of me understands the comments and the damage many Christian brothers and sisters pile on those outside the Church with ideologies that go beyond what God intended.  We are called to be different – in … [Read more...]

An Interview with Dr. Fred Van Dyke Executive Director of Au Sable

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by Alexei Laushkin 1. Why did you choose to become the Executive Director of Au Sable? I spent some time, in prayer, reflection, and fasting, working to answer three questions: could I do the job, did I want to do the job, and should I apply to do the job. I found, over time, that the answer I received to all three questions was yes. I increasingly felt called to be a part of leading Au Sable’s ministries in caring for creation. 2. What is your vision for the Institute under your … [Read more...]

From the Mission Field

Watch Val Shean talk about her experience with creation care in the bush of Uganda. She has spent the past 20 years serving with the Christian Veterinary Mission. … [Read more...]


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