The Economy of Desire Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World

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...]

Meeting God in Creation

by Alexei LaushkinWhen you start to really listen to the testimonies of Christians on how they came to know the Lord you hear a surprising number that start with God's creation. Even some of our best regarded American evangelicals have similar stories. Here's the testimony of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) as recorded in The Works of President Edwards: I walked abroad alone, in a solitary place in my father's pasture, for contemplation. And as I was walking there, and looking up on the sky a … [Read more...]

Why I Support Wind Energy

by Alexei LaushkinNearly one in six people in of the United States live in an area with unhealthful short-term levels of particle pollution. One in six. I was one of those one in six, growing up with moderate to severe asthma. I was hospitalized several times. My health was poor throughout my childhood and didn’t really show full significant improvement until after college.It’s something I learned to deal with, not to focus on. Yet the truth is I grew up in a part of the country with sev … [Read more...]

On Idolatry

By Alexei LaushkinA 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 else. Idolatry gets to t … [Read more...]

Willing to be Disciples

by Alexei LaushkinIt’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 what did Jesus command and teach and embody?As we ask th … [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...]