Trees are Trees – Thoughts on the Goodness of Creation

National Park Service Photo

by R. Scott Rodin, MTh, PhDAn intersection in north Spokane was once surrounded by tall Ponderosa pines. I always loved arriving at this intersection. It gave me the feel of being on a forest service road deep in the woods. One day several large, yellow pieces of earth moving equipment arrived and over the following weeks diesel-belching machines managed to bulldoze and dispose of acres of forest. Not one tree was left. This once pine-laden piece of nature became the new home of yet another … [Read more...]

How the Trinity Changed my Mind on Creation Care

by R. Scott Rodin, MTh, PhDTen years ago I faced a crisis of faith.  I’d been raised to believe that there was a pecking order to God’s love: our eternal souls first, our physical bodies a distant second, and creation a very distant third.  Life and faith were evaluated through this criteria screen, and creation almost always paid the price.What caused me to question this flawed filter was my Trinitarian theology.  In considering God’s triune nature I reached a point where I could no long … [Read more...]


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