Suffering, Vocations, St. George, Hope, and Endurance

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For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. (1 Peter 2:19-20) In 1 Peter we find an echo of the teachings of Jesus. If you do what other people expect of you when it comes to loving your neighbor, repaying what is owed, responding to opposition, handling violent … [Read more...]

An Earth Day Reflection- Love the Least of These

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By Kelli TrujilloBeing green and caring for the planet is about a lot more than caring for fish or trees or birds or rivers or dirt or air. As Christians, we care for creation as a means of loving our neighbors (Matthew 22:36-40). We believe that human life is of inestimable worth—far beyond the value of diamonds or gold or rubies or dollar bills. Because of our belief in the sanctity of life, we take seriously Scripture’s call to protect the vulnerable (Isaiah 58), care for the “least of the … [Read more...]

Holy Week Creation Care Podcast

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Here's the latest episode:Listen in as the entire EEN team (Rev. Mitch Hescox, Rev. Jim Ball, Ben Lowe, and Alexei Laushkin) weighs in for this special Easter podcast.They talk about climate change and pollution, their recent successes, and hope for the future.Related Podcast Resources:Creation Care Champion Training.Check out our other podcasts! … [Read more...]

Caring for God’s Creation is Part of a Pro-Life Ethic

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by The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox From the formation of a child's first tiny cell to life's final breath, all life has dignity and value because each and every one of us is made in the image of God. And that is why when we talk about being "pro-life," it's not just about a political issue. It's a world view...it's a life-view. It's a way of looking at each human life that transcends culture, class, race, age and opinion.--- The Dignity of Life by Focus on The Family My organization, … [Read more...]

Blinded by Light- Energy Poverty and Climate Change

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By Ryan Hobert I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16) In 2000, as part of a cross-cultural program for Wheaton College students, I spent six months in the Central African Republic-- a poor, landlocked country in the heart of Africa. One of the most vivid memories from my stay was how the … [Read more...]

The Latest on Climate Science

By Dr. Katharine HayhoeThe IPCC reports represent a stunningly comprehensive and carefully balanced summary of everything scientists know about climate change.Every six years or so, hundreds of scientists volunteer weeks and even years of their time to help with this process in authoring, reviewing, and communicating the findings. Because all these hundreds of scientists have to agree on the report's key conclusions, these reports tend to be quite conservative and understated in their … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Energy Poverty

by Alexei LaushkinEnergy poverty is a major challenge when it comes to climate change and Malawi. Only 6% of the country has acess to electricity, with the vast majority of that power coming from centralized grid systems in the cities. Without energy you are literally in the dark.Here's an example of the sort of energy access available in one of the villages we visited.This is what energy poverty looks like in the villages of Malawi. This is the only light this family owns. … [Read more...]


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