A Thousand Questions

A great video from Willow Creek that helps frame some of what’s being faced in the world today.   Read more

St. Patrick & Creation Care

by Gary Bergel Consider the unusual preparation and devotion of Patrick, Apostle to Ireland: Accounts vary concerning the exact place of Patricius Magonus Sucatus’s birth to his Roman parents, Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were living in some region of Britain in the year 387. At age 16 Patrick was kidnapped in a raid and taken as a slave to Ireland and put to work as a shepherd. In captivity he turned to God in intense and desperate prayer and drew… Read more

Living Witnesses

By Gary Bergel  “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  And do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander…. For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to… Read more

Desire Like Dynamite- Sandra McCracken on her latest Album

Listen in as Alexei talks with Sandra McCracken an independent singer-songwriter whose smart, soulful blend of folk and gospel is as progressive as it is timeless. Alexei and Sandra talk about her latest album Desire Like Dynamite. They talk about creation care, the themes of creation, and new creation, CS Lewis, mountain top removal, forgiveness, desire, beauty, and much more You won’t want to miss this. Be sure to listen in! Read more

From the Cloud: Francis Schaeffer

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”  —Hebrews 12:1  Francis Schaeffer Man has dominion over the “lower“ orders of creation, but he is not sovereign over them.  Only God is the Sovereign Lord, and the lower orders are to be used with this truth in mind.  Man is not… Read more

Isn’t the environment a liberal concern?

Environmental issues always have a way of polarizing people politically. Many who consider themselves left-wing and liberal are often opposed to the ethical standards and religious beliefs of conservative Christians. It also appears that issues related to caring for creation are championed more often by the left side of the political spectrum. Those on the right side politically are often identified by their strident demands for less governmental regulation on individuals and corporations to allow them the opportunity to profit… Read more

A Conversation with Matthew Sleeth

Listen in this week as Alexei talks with Dr. Matthew Sleeth of Blessed Earth about his new book 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. They talk about the benefits of simpler living,  the origin of the Sabbath, and how resting can be a key tool in reducing patterns of consumption and even pollution. Be sure to listen in! Read more

The Miracle of Enough

By Beth Luthye, Grant Writer My pastor recently taught on the story of a wedding at Cana in John 2:1-11—a little event that would probably have gone unrecorded had it not been where Jesus performed his first public miracle, turning water into wine. This was a puzzling choice, perhaps, for a first miracle. It was much less flashy than, say, giving sight to the blind. And, at first glance, it seems so much less important. Sure, the hosts were sort of panicked,… Read more

Young Evangelicals Speak Out On Climate Change

Young Evangelicals for Climate Action has a collection of climate testimonies which feature young evangelicals talking about why climate change is a critical issue of justice in our time. Below is a sample of these testimonies. For the full set by sure to visit their site. Curtis Witek (Wheaton College, Class of 2012), shares his climate testimony from the Au Sable Institute. Josh and Emily, both students from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), share their climate testimony. Grant Lawrence (Abilene… Read more

Why Gardening is Fertile Ground for Mission

by Ben Lowe “The best place to find God is in a garden.  You can dig for Him there.” – George Bernard Shaw Over the past growing season, I have been managing a community garden in the ethnically diverse low-income apartment complex that I call home.  I live in this apartment complex as part of a group of friends from various local churches.  Together, we work with our neighbors to seek the welfare of our community.  Life is hard for… Read more

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