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...]

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...]

Confessions of a Non-Sustainable Carnivore

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By Joe Webb I have a confession. I like the idea of sustainability. I even talk a pretty good game. But, to be honest, I suck at it. I don’t garden. I shop at Wal-Mart. I drive an 8-cylinder Jeep. I only recycle about a third of what I should. I eat a LOT of meat. And I like it. In fact, for all my talk about conservation and protecting wild places, I’m not really very “green” in my own home. I don’t say those things pridefully. In fact, there’s a good bit in those statements that I’m not a … [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...]

Leighton Ford’s Reflection for Lent

Letting Go- Reaching Out This is the first post for Revealing Light: Daily Victory Over Darkness a Lent Devotional. You can learn more and download a free copy by clicking here. Reposted with permission. By Rev. Leighton Ford Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Ph … [Read more...]

Fire On the Mountain

by Dr. Andy BannisterThe path through the trees was narrow and overgrown, meandering its way through birch, oak and elm, climbing gently as it wound its way up from the valley. A few minutes walking brought me to the ancient moss-laden wall that surrounded the forest, from which a wooden gate led out on the hillside.From there the track quickly steepened as it wound sinuously up toward the mountaintop. I paused every so often to catch my breath, turning to watch the cloud shadows chase on … [Read more...]


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