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...]

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...]

A Biblical Basis for Parks and Recreation

Micheal Hickerson at Think Christian asks the question: "During an economic downturn, why should the county spend tax dollars on an apparently non-essential service like public parks?" He writes: While this must be answered according to the context … [Read more...]

Is Caring for Animals a Valid Christian Concern?

Should Christians who are concerned about creation care also be concerned about creature care? Ben DeVries, founder of Not One Sparrow, an organization dedicated to being a "Christian voice for animals," thinks the answer is emphatically "Yes!" … [Read more...]

Can Learning About a Whale Be an Exercise in the Worship of God?

As our knowledge about creation increases so does our ability to see God's glory in it. The works of God's hands display his attributes. The sunrise and the rain speak of God's care for the just and the  unjust alike. The sparrow's food and the … [Read more...]

The Wilderness is Not a Commodity

The extent to which we care for creation flows from our posture toward the earth and how we answer the question, "What is this creation for?" As we work to find an answer to that question, we have to be careful not to detach creation from the … [Read more...]

“Greenest College Student” Saves His Trash For A Year

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In January 2010 Brennan Bird decided to reverse the paradigm of trash disposal, keeping his trash instead of throwing it away. His goal was to save (and live with) all of the trash he produced for a year. Having come to the end of the project, Bird … [Read more...]

The Connection Between Admiring Creation and Admiring God

The Apostle Paul connected the evidence of God with the witness of nature in the first chapter of the book of Romans when he wrote, "What may be known about God is plain to [humankind], because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation … [Read more...]

Tim Keller: Can Faith Be Green?

Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, asks the question, "Can faith be green?" Keller gives an overview of the history of the creation care dialogue as he works toward an answer to the question: What is the … [Read more...]

Four Friends Start a Home-Grown Recycling Program and Inspire a Town

Whoever said one person can't make an impact for the good on the world never heard of Grace McWilliams and her three friends. Determined to clean up her town McWilliams rounded up a team of friends and started a free recycling pick up service for … [Read more...]

Where Did Dominion Go Wrong?

Sometimes it seems like everything shakes down out of the first three chapters of Genesis. In the book of Genesis the Bible presents the story of our first parents that is packed with meaning. In his essay, "What Happened to Dominion?" Dean Ohlman … [Read more...]

The God of Fertility

Recently I was staying at a friends house in the suburbs and it was a slow morning and it felt great outside so I went out on the porch and spent some time just staring. It is a new suburb, one that is built where the developers think the town will … [Read more...]

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

Ever wonder where your t-shirt came from? If anyone was hurt in the making of it? If it contributed to the injustice in the world? These are pertinent questions as we think through what it means to be committed to justice in a broken world. Pietra … [Read more...]

The Benefit of Urban Trees

The US Forest Service completed a massive study of the monetary and environmental benefits of trees in cities. Other than reducing pollution in the form of carbon emissions trees also raise land value, reduce electricity bills, decrease the time it … [Read more...]