Theology Lessons in the Garden

Kelly J. Hagan has grown up gardening. In "Garden Lessons" she reflects on some of the the things she has learned about God and the world he has made from a life with her hands in the soil. Hagan writes: In the garden I can catch my breath; I can … [Read more...]

Weekly Re-Cap August 22-26

Sowing Seeds of Sustainability The rural poor are often vilified for cutting down trees. But their resort to deforestation is their last resort. Coupling innovative microlending methods with agroforestry training helps poor farmers develop … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Fritz Oehlschlaeger On “Living On What Is Given”

“Part of learning to live as a creature is to know that we live continually from what is given, not created by us, and therefore to know that we must use it humbly and with care for its renewal. “ Fritz Oehlschlaeger. The Achievement of … [Read more...]

This World Is My Home: A Theology of Place

By Dr. Mark Eckel [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays. This is an abridged version of an article originally published in the online edition of The Englewood Review … [Read more...]

Weekly Re-Cap August 15-19

Famine to Feast: The Story of Anathoth Community Garden "Shalom doesn’t begin once every last person is convinced they need to get on board. It begins with a few people planting gardens in a land at war. It begins with a … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: G. K. Chesterton Thinks God Delights in Daisies

Perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be … [Read more...]

Bringing Creation Indoors: A Sunday School Seed Planting Activity

  [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of resources for churches and families called Cultivating Community published on Thursdays.] It is never too early to start learning about creation care. In fact, Sunday school … [Read more...]

Book Review | The Achievement of Wendell Berry

By Ragan Sutterfield [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays. This article originally appeared in the online edition of The Englewood Review of Books, … [Read more...]

The Joyful Environmentalists: Andy Crouch Interviews Eugene Peterson and Peter Harris

"Creation care is a hot topic among Christians, but it is nothing new for longtime friends Eugene Peterson and Peter Harris," writes author Andy Crouch in his Christianity Today interview with these two "joyful environmentalists." Eugene Peterson is … [Read more...]

Weekly Re-Cap August 8-12

Where is There Hope? Christian Faith at Home on Earth Rootlessness, identity loss, and despair threaten today's "ecological exiles." Is there any hope of finding a home?   Wild Geese in the City: An Encounter With Creation in the Middle of … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Martin Luther Thinks a Green Tree is Better than a Golden One

  "For in the nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver." -Martin Luther … [Read more...]

Creation Care in the Bible: The Letters of the Apostles

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of resources for churches and families called Cultivating Community published on Thursdays.] As the early church grew, the apostles began to write letters to the new churches to communicate to … [Read more...]

In Memory of John Stott: Christian and, therefore, Steward

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] My college career began with 9/11 and ended with my reading John Stott’s book Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Major … [Read more...]

Wild Geese in the City: An Encounter With Creation in the Middle of Detroit

Can God's beauty in creation  be revealed even in a "man-made city of steel and smog"? Rachel Starr Thomson, author of "Wild Geese in the City" writes of the yearly migration of geese through her home city of Detroit. The flocks flying overhead … [Read more...]