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 … [Read more...]

A Conversation with Matthew Sleeth

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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 WriterMy 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, but resurrecting a party isn’t e … [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 … [Read more...]

Why Gardening is Fertile Ground for Mission

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by Ben Lowe“The best place to find God is in a garden.  You can dig for Him there.” – George Bernard ShawOver 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 our neighbors.  Most of them are either first gener … [Read more...]

A Conversation with Margaret Feinberg

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Listen in as Alexei talks with Margaret Feinberg about her latest book "Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God." They talk about creation care, forgiveness, and living a life of wonder. Margaret is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive  and Extraordinary Women. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade b … [Read more...]

Will We Get Moral Leadership on Climate?

by the Rev. Mitch HescoxYesterday, the President issued a challenge on climate change during Tuesday's State of the Union Address. Now, the good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue [climate change]while driving strong economic growth. I urge this Congress to get together, pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago.But if Congress won't act soon to protect future g … [Read more...]


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