Utter Stillness Rules These Woods

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By Matthew BrownLike Frost’s snowy evening, only quieter. The horses under my hood will never question stopping here now, nor in these anonymous times would I have any idea whose woods these are or where his house is, if I did not know these woods were set aside.Utter stillness rules these woods; the silence is solid; darkness wells up in me as joy.  There is not a twig in motion.  Ragged bare battered tops of trees take their rest in a glow of night.  The only movement is … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Weigh In on Wind Energy

WASHINGTON, DC – Evangelicals from across the country are urging that Congress extend the Renewable Energy Tax Production Credit (aka “Wind Tax Credit”) during the fiscal cliff negotiations.  In a press call earlier today, evangelical leaders from the Good Steward Campaign and Evangelical Environmental Network outlined a national grassroots and media campaign to mobilize Christians on this issue.  The call featured Rev. Mitch Hescox, President & CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network, R … [Read more...]

Christmas Seals & Potential

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by Gary BergelEmily Bissell introduced the Christmas Seal in the United States on this day in Delaware in 1907. Her cousin, a doctor working at an open-air sanatorium, enlisted Emily in the growing fight against tuberculosis (TB). The small sanatorium was in danger of closing for lack of funds.Emily had read about the sale of Christmas Seals in Denmark in 1904, an idea conceived by Danish postal worker Einar Holboll to help raise money for children with tuberculosis. She decided to try … [Read more...]

Physical Cliffs

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by Kristen HayesI volunteered for Pennsylvania State Representative Rick Mirabito's re-election campaign this year and while making calls I heard a few people refer to themselves as Physical Conservatives and the impending Physical Cliff that we are all about to go over. I understood that they meant Fiscal Conservative and Fiscal Cliff, but it made me think about the environmental issues impacting our children's health, specifically in Pennsylvania. Our children are heading over a Physical c … [Read more...]

Why Creation Care Means Sharing the Gospel

by Alexei LaushkinJohn Stott once asked if those who loved the creator would also be willing to share his one and only son Jesus Christ to a world in need.It's always struck me that you can't separate the works of a Christian from the spreading of the gospel. I'm a big fan of Billy Graham. His name has become synonymous with evangelism in evangelical culture. We are called to share the news of salvation to all and we create those opportunities by following what Jesus has commanded us … [Read more...]

My Meeting with Brother Cal

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By Mitch HescoxMy wife had a co-worker walk into her area some time ago and proclaimed, “Christians are idiots!” Certainly, the claim smacked of prejudice, extremely poor taste, and perhaps even harassment as the colleague knows my wife’s faith.  Notwithstanding the negatives, part of me understands the comments and the damage many Christian brothers and sisters pile on those outside the Church with ideologies that go beyond what God intended.  We are called to be different – in the world but … [Read more...]

On Idolatry

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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...]


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