Isn’t Environmental Concern Based on Pantheistic Thinking?

by Dean OhlmanBecause 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 forever … [Read more...]

Living Off the Land or Living With the Land?

by Tri RobinsonA few days ago a low flying government airplane slowly circled around Timber Butte and through our surrounding foothills. I thought it was conducting the annual winter elk count but later discovered that it was hunting for a small pack of wolves that had killed two young cows on a neighboring ranch. Everyone in the area was on the alert keeping a watch out for their own stock. A little more fuel was added to the ongoing debate concerning the introduction of Canadian Gray … [Read more...]

True North: Christ, the Gospel, and Creation Care

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Listen in as Alexei Laushkin talks to Dr. Seth Bible the Director of Student Life at Southeastern Theological Seminary. Dr. Bible is the co-author along with Dr. Mark Liederbach of True North: Christ, the Gospel, and Creation Care. They talk about how Jesus gives us the clearest guidance when it comes to our care of God's Creation. Be sure to listen in!  … [Read more...]

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

by Dean OhlmanWhen 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 an individ … [Read more...]

The Jesus Who Came To Serve

by Jim BallBut I am among you as one who serves.Those were not empty words. And Jesus does not let us get away with projecting a false Christian servant-leader model. Jesus doesn't let us fool ourselves with lame rationalizations by in effect saying in our own minds, "I can be a servant leader in my heart and at the same time continue to lord it over those within my power and influence." His teaching and example are very concrete. To be the youngest is to be last in power and influence. … [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...]

Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment

"Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment,” a 56-page discussion paper by the National Association of Evangelicals, explores the biblical basis for Christian engagement, the science of a changing environment, how climate affects the poor, and practical ways to move forward.Here are personal insights from a few of the authors:“My father was a minister in the Christian Reformed Church, and my mother was educated as a high school mathematics and English teacher. I grew up … [Read more...]


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