Quotable Creation Care: Wendell Berry on Real Farming

  Athey was not exactly, or not only, what is called a "landowner." He was the farm's farmer, but also its creature and belonging. He lived its life, and it lived his; he know that, of the two lives, his was meant to be the smaller and the … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: The Prophet Jeremiah is Overwhelmed by God’s Power in Creation

  Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17 … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Gerard Manley Hopkins in Praise of “Dappled Things”

Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Walking in the Woods

In the woods we return to reason and faith. Ralph Waldo Emerson … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: St. Augustine on the Solace of Friendship

The greatest source of repair and restoration was the solace of friends … to make conversation, to share a joke, to perform mutual acts of kindness, to read together well-written books, to disagree without animosity, to teach each other something … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Jerram Barrs on the Motivation of the Christian Life

Rejoicing is the motivation of the Christian life. If there is no gratitude there will be no change and no transformation. —Jerram Barrs … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Scott Sabin Can’t Leave Nature Untouched

To see creation as something humans should leave untouched is to ignore our stewardship role. God calls us to participate in nature, contributing to and ensuring its fruitfulness. We have little choice as to whether we will interact with creation. … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Warren Wiersbe on Being Overwhelmed by Creation

  The more a truly reverent person knows about a flower or an insect or God, the more overwhelmed he is. …truths give to the reverent saint a burning heart, a thrilling encounter with God. Warren Wiersbe. Real Worship. … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Martin Luther on the God of Creation

Now if I believe in God's Son and remember that He became man, all creatures will appear a hundred times more beautiful to me than before. Then I will properly appreciate the sun, the moon, the stars, trees, apples, as I reflect that he is Lord … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Steven Bouma-Prediger on Creature Care and Gratitude

Gratitude is the grammar of a grace that fosters respectful care for God’s creatures. Steven Bouma-Prediger. For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Patiann Rogers on Heaven and Earth

Everything I see of heaven I know by the earth. Patiann Rogers. "Whence and the Keeper." … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Dostoyevski on Loving Nature and Seeing God

Love all God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: George Washington Carver on Nature as God’s Megaphone

  I love to think of nature as having unlimited broadcasting stations, through which God speaks to us every day, every hour and every moment of our lives, if we will only tune in and remain so. -George Washington Carver. … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Wendell Berry on Silence and Birdsong

  "Best of any song is bird song in the quiet but first you must have the quiet." Wendell Berry. A Timbered Choir. … [Read more...]