Loving the Lord with All of Your Mind

Tri Robinson

Listen in as we talk with Pastor Tri Robinson of Boise Vineyard about creation care, heirloom Christianity, and much more. You won't want to miss this special edition 40 minute creation care podcast. … [Read more...]

New Fuel Economy Standards- So, What Would Jesus Drive?

By Mitch Hescox For the first time since 1985, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have been finalized, raising fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles to 54.5 mpg by 2025. 10 years after What Would Jesus Drive we finally have higher fuel economy standards that consumers are demanding. This is good for our wallets, human health, job creation, and national security. With the standards announced today the average family will still save from $6,000 to $8,000 through the … [Read more...]

Missional Distinctiveness in the Public Square

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by Tim Hoiland Earlier this year I heard Christopher J.H. Wright speak here in Phoenix about "saints in the marketplace" -- what it means to be a Christian whose work does not take place inside a Christian bubble. I've been reading Wright's excellent book The Mission of God's People: A Biblical Theology of the Church's Mission (Zondervan), which includes a chapter on mission in the public square, on which (I assume) his talk was based. For those unacquainted with the term public square, a … [Read more...]

Chris Wright on the Care of God’s Creation

Chris Wright - Langham Partnership's International Director delivers the keynote address at the Global Day of Prayer for Creation Care and the Poor on April 26, 2012 in Washington DC. Watch the video by clicking here.   … [Read more...]

Are We Returning to the Mourners’ Bench?

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by Mitch Hescox I have a confession.  I’m an evangelical Christian and I love to share Jesus.  I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love.  Jesus’ story is a love story – a love for God, for all creation, a special love for the most vulnerable, for you, and for me.  Jesus’ love story doesn’t offer an escape from this world, but it does offer hope for a new one, a renewed creation where all things are made new.   The ultimate focus of the scriptures is that in the end … [Read more...]

New Wine

photo by Ricardo Bernardo used via flickr creative commons

by Mitch Hescox Luke 5:36-39 (NIV) "He told them this parable: "No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, 'The old … [Read more...]

Climate Change: Theology for Easter

by Mitch Hescox Climate Change makes bad things worse. It intensifies natural processes, making natural events unnatural or extreme. Climate Change hits the most vulnerable the hardest. Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2012 The darker the color on the map indicates greater difficulty in scrapping out life. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Bangladesh are already some of the most difficult places to survive in the world, and with climate … [Read more...]

Are you Almost Amish?

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Host Alexei Laushkin talks with Nancy Sleeth, co-founder and Managing Director of Blessed Earth. Nancy travels throughout the U.S. speaking and writing about faith and the environment and has written her latest book Almost Amish, One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life being published by Tyndale Publishing this spring. Nancy is also the author of Go Green, Save Green, the first-ever practical guide for going green from a faith perspective. Nancy specializes in leading … [Read more...]

Cultivating Good Work

by John Humphreys As a Catholic with a real passion for wildlife conservation, I work hard to do the right thing for the Earth. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, though, can't it? Don't all of us engaged in Creation Care feel inadequate from time to time? The short-sighted "do-it-the-dirty-way-because-it's-cheaper" attitude of today's society can be, frankly, awfully depressing. As is the eternal refrain of "looking after the environment will cost jobs". How do we stay positive? I … [Read more...]

The Mercury Rule \ A Tipping Point

by Gary Bergel "Pollution is essentially a by-product of our vastly increased per-capita consumption, intensified by population growth, urbanization, and changing industrial processes. In the coming years, problems of environmental degradation will rise exponentially." (Ash Council Memo to President Richard Nixon, 1970) The close of 2011 finds the U.S. at an historic ecological tipping point. On Friday, December 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed … [Read more...]