God’s Rest Marks

by Chuck Summers “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” “Jesus I’m embarrassed to admit it but one of the areas of spirituality and Creation Care that I fail at miserably is the consistent practice of th   used through flickr creative commons by Photo Phiend e Sabbath. You might think that this would not be a problem for someone who is a pastor but for me it truly is. I know that the… Read more

The Job of the Christian Camp

by Dean Ohlman One early sign of spring for many of us parents and grandparents is the arrival of Christian camp applications for the coming summer months. I’m a camp lover. After my godly father, church, and Sunday school, the most significant influence on my spiritual formation as a youth was Christian camps. From age nine to sixteen, I was involved with camps, first as a camper and then as a counselor. My dad was on the founding board of… Read more

Willing to Bend for Jesus for the Care of His Creation?

By Alexei Laushkin “Go and Make Disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit. ” These words of Jesus seem straight forward enough, and to many Christians this going out and making Him known is a cornerstone of faith. In America today we might as well substitute nations for cultures or people groups; we live in a country of many nationalities. One of these people groups is the environmental community…. Read more

The Power of Walking in Jesus’ Prayer

By Dai Sup Han The Apostle John recorded Jesus’ prayer for all those who would follow in His name, “My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the… Read more

Watermelon Prayers for the Kewat People

Watermelons by matneym from flickr creative commons By Lowell Bliss Sparrow by Mukumbura from flickr creative commons I don’t remember who first introduced me to this spiritual discipline, but for a few years now, I’ve found profit in tying a portion of my prayers to random items that I might see during the day. For example, whenever I see a sparrow I let fly a quick prayer for financial provision. (Matthew10:28-31 reminds me how a loving Father cares for little… Read more

[Book Review] Global Warming & The Risen Lord

by Brittany Bennett I am truly astounded by how much has been put into this book. It is packed solid with the most accurate scientific information, true stories, and Scripture – yet it’s very easy to read. I can’t say it’s not challenging, but I really couldn’t put it down! I’m sure that you will be able to find the time in your busy life to read it as well, and will come back to it many times. I felt… Read more

Testimonies from Africa

by Alexei Laushkin Over the last week I had the privilege and opportunity to learn from two men with powerful testimonies. Rev. Osborne, the general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malawi and Rev. Moses, the President of the Council of Churches of Zambia as they toured greater Washington to talk about the impacts of climate change on the least of these in both of their countries. It was really a moving experience for me. Both shared countless personal… Read more

It’s a Big Church, what the Cape Town Commitment means for Creation Care

by Ed Brown Founding Director of Care of Creation Inc. I recently returned from a three week trip to South Africa and Kenya. The South Africa portion of the trip was to attend and participate in Cape Town 2010 ” the 3rd Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation. Today’s post is my first reflection on that meeting. Note that these are general comments, not limited to the particular focus of this blog, which is creation care. That topic did come up,… Read more

Pro-Life, Ensuring the Quality of Life

By Mitchell C. Hescox Who doesn’t know that doctors tell pregnant moms to limit fish consumption during their pregnancy because of mercury? This is basic and lifesaving advice. As a father and now a grandfather, I know the importance of listening to your doctor especially during pregnancy. While eating fish can have tremendous benefits to the baby and the mother, the presence of mercury in fish means that moms have to limit their intake. Mercury can have a devastating impact… Read more

The Vision of Narnia

by Dean Ohlman It was in preparation for this post that I first saw the amazing parallel between Psalm 148:1-6, 11-13 and Revelation 5:5:11-13. Each passage offers hymns of praise to the Creator”the Psalm written almost a thousand years before the first coming of Messiah and the Revelation envisioning a celebration in heaven as Messiah (“the Lamb who was slain”) is honored before His coming back to earth to reign forever as Lord of the universe. KEY SCRIPTURE: Praise the… Read more

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