The Lost Art of Rest

by Jon Gibsonphoto by Josh Kellogg of Whirling Phoenix Christians are pretty good about following the Ten Commandments".well, at least 9 out of the 10. Why is it that we get all jumpy about breaking 9 of them, but when it comes to us keeping the Sabbath, we take that as optional? Of course, we could get into a discussion and debate about the Law and whether we are still under the Law with the New Covenant that we have in Christ, but that's sort of missing the point.On Christmas … [Read more...]

Tending the Garden Without Worshiping It

by Ron SiderI'm afraid that one reason Christians fail to live more simply for the sake of the poor and the environment- one reason we persist in our practical materialistic worship of things- is that we don't really love Jesus very much. We substitute lukewarm faith and mere tradition for a passionate love for the Lord and a radical commitment to worship and to obey him at any cost. Colossians 1:18 says Jesus is to "have the supremacy." Is that true for you and me? Is that true for our … [Read more...]

Meeting God in Creation

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by Alexei LaushkinWhen you start to really listen to the testimonies of Christians on how they came to know the Lord you hear a surprising number that start with God's creation. Even some of our best regarded American evangelicals have similar stories. Here's the testimony of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) as recorded in The Works of President Edwards: I walked abroad alone, in a solitary place in my father's pasture, for contemplation. And as I was walking there, and looking up on the sky a … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Praise Production Tax Credit Extension

At the urging of the President and with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, Congress extended the wind production tax credit. The extension gives another year for a policy which has contributed to the significant growth of the wind industry and over 75,000 American jobs.“Over the past few days the President and Congress came together to take bold steps to ensure that our kids really do matter when it comes to ensuring a clean energy future,” said Rev. Mitch Hescox, President & CEO of t … [Read more...]

A Better 2013 for God’s World

by Gary BergelAs the Gospel was energetically propagated during the first centuries after Christ's resurrection the world became increasingly aware of the fact it was living "in the time of the Christ." Historians began to reference events as being "before Christ," BC, or as occurring after His nativity, AD, anno Domini, "in the year of Our Lord."As the Gospel moved westward from Jerusalem, the epochal reality of Jesus Christ began to indelibly imprint civilizations, cultures, g … [Read more...]

A Good Way to Start 2013

A short video to get you inspired. Learn more about Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. … [Read more...]

If It’s Not Broke, Don’t Fix It

Why the Wind Power Tax Credit Needs to be Renewed by Rev. Mitch Hescox and Rev. Gabriel Salguero America doesn't retreat from history.  We make it - by investing in homegrown innovation that makes us a global leader and that fulfills our responsibilities to be good stewards of the earth.  That's why Congress, with overwhelming bi-partisan support, created the Wind Power Tax Credit (formally known as the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit).  This tax credit, which encourages the development … [Read more...]


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