On Idolatry

By Alexei Laushkin A few years ago I started a series on idolatry that I never finished. My original post generated responses from both friends and enemies. At the time I was too shocked by the level of response to continue the series. I had seen too many controversies visa via creation care to continue writing on the topic so I abruptly stopped. Modern idolatry is hard to write about, because idolatry is a matter of personal practice as much as anything… Read more

Willing to be Disciples

by Alexei Laushkin It’s an interesting question, are we are you willing to be discipled? We love to affirm the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. But are we willing to come under teaching, are we teachable? Are we willing to hold close the full commission to go forth “teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded?” And… Read more

Creation Care Fall Photo Contest Winners!

1st Place Winner- Linda Horton I was driving my car in the Northwoods of Kodadjo, Maine on a beautiful fall day on vacation.I  came across this beautiful natural cross and realized that in Creation you find God’s love, forgiveness, mercy and justice in any season. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener” (John 15:1, NIV). 2nd Place Winner- Rachel Whitten When I see the golden aspens of Colorado each autumn, they whisper to me what heaven must be… Read more

Healing the Land

We Native Americans are a spiritual people. The ideas of a spiritual realm and living in spiritual harmony are not stretches for us to see and understand. Whether we are born-again evangelical Christians or not, young or old, come from reservations or are scattered across the U.S. landscape, we understand worship, prayer, and the spiritual discipline of fasting. Our ancestors have always been a people who fasted and prayed for answers, for direction, for a good harvest, or just to… Read more

A Conversation with Micah Green on Climate & Energy

Listen in as Alexei talks with Dr. Micah Green Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University. They talk about Ocean acidification, the politics of climate change, and emerging technologies. Be sure to tune in.   Read more

Lausanne Consultation Call to Action on Creation Care

Listen in as Alexei talks with Ed Brown Director of Care of Creation Inc. and Senior Adviser to Lausanne’s Creation Care Work. Ed gives us an update on the recent Lausanne Creation Care Consultation in Jamaica and the recently released Call to Action. For a brief background on the consultation click here. To sign the statement click here (how to sign is at the bottom).   Read more

Sandy and Climate Change- A Conversation with Katharine Hayhoe

Listen in as Alexei talks with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University to talk about the science related to climate change and hurricanes and in particular the science around major weather events like Hurricane Sandy. They also talk about some of latest science around climate change. Katharine who along with her husband pastor Andrew Farley, is the author of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith Based Decisions. Katharine is a preeminent climate scientist who teaches at Texas Tech University…. Read more

Giving Thanks for 2012

Listen in as the team at EEN give thanks for the success of the last year and share some of the focuses of the year ahead. Reasons for Thanks in 2012 EEN spoke out for the impact of mercury on the unborn. One in six unborn children in America are born with too high levels of mercury in their blood. This toxin can have a significant impact on learning abilities as the child grows. Our work lead to new standards… Read more

Keeping in Step with the Spirit

by Steve Studebaker Creation Care as Christian Formation My sister and I were in college and graduate school at roughly the same time. She earned degrees in environmental science and management and I in ministry and theology. Her work concentrated on tending the earth and mine on the church and “souls.” I thought I had pursued a higher calling than her and frankly thought her somewhat crazy for trying to “save” the spotted owls and old growth forests. However, now… Read more

An Interview with Dr. Fred Van Dyke Executive Director of Au Sable

by Alexei Laushkin 1. Why did you choose to become the Executive Director of Au Sable? I spent some time, in prayer, reflection, and fasting, working to answer three questions: could I do the job, did I want to do the job, and should I apply to do the job. I found, over time, that the answer I received to all three questions was yes. I increasingly felt called to be a part of leading Au Sable’s ministries in caring… Read more

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