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...]

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 Art of Animals

Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek

By Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I bumped into the work of Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek, much of which has … [Read more...]

Weekly Family Activity: Saving the colors of the season

autumn-leaves

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…” - Ecclesiastes 3:1 If you live in a place where the seasons change, you get to witness the shift in God’s rich palette of colors every few months. And right … [Read more...]

Weekly Reflection: Confessions of a Reluctant Birder

Looking for a place to lay your head? (Or your eggs?)

By Kendra Langdon Juskus We step out of the blustery openness of the main path, leaving its wide curve through the prairie and entering a quiet grove of willows. There’s a pool of water here in late spring, and a heron rookery that fills the tops … [Read more...]

No panda-eating for Chuck Colson

Well, it's not quite that simple. But in his BreakPoint radio commentary last Friday, Chuck Colson did quote British naturalist and wildlife expert Chris Packham as saying, "I would eat the last panda if I could have all the money we have spent on … [Read more...]