Quotable Creation Care: John Calvin on Creation’s “Bright Lamps”

“Since complete happiness is knowing God, in order that no one should be prevented from finding that happiness, he has kindly put in our minds the seed of true religion we have already spoken of and has also displayed his perfection in the whole … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Annie Dillard on Creation’s Fine Details

  This is the truth of the pervading intricacy of the world's detail: the creation is not a study, a roughed-in sketch; it is supremely, meticulously created, created abundantly, extravagantly, and in fine. -Annie Dillard from … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: David Shi on the Simple Life

Stylish rusticity has always been quite fashionable among many affluent Americans, but only rarely has it been accompanied by a simplicity in the soul. - David E. Shi from The Simple Life: Plain living and high thinking in American culture … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Lyanda Lynn Haupt on Observing Nature

"To my mind, a contemporary naturalist is a person who studies deeply, richly, seriously, and over a respectable swath of time, the life and ecology of a chosen place or places ... I believe strongly that effective and lasting conservation efforts … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: John Calvin on Stewardship of the Land

The custody of the garden was given in charge to Adam, to show that we possess the things which God has committed to our hands, on the condition that, being content with a frugal and moderate use of them, we should take care of what shall remain. Let … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: C. S. Lewis on God’s Artistry

Because God created the Natural—invented it out of his love and artistry—it demands our reverence. -C. S. Lewis. God in the Dock C. S. Lewis reminds us that at the end of the day creation has value for the mere—yet staggering—fact that it is … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Madeleine L’Engle on the Seduction of Success

Hand grabbing money.

How to stay open? How to make sure that the voice we hear is the voice of the Lord? There are all kinds of dirty devices that get in the way, a principal one being the climate of success in which we live, … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: And Heaven and Nature Sing

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Jan Richardson on What is to Come

Silhouette of a man waiting under a tree.

The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before. It is not possible to keep it from coming, because it will. … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Abraham Joshua Heschel on the Sabbath that Sustains

A cat asleep on a couch.

All our life should be a pilgrimage to the seventh day; the thought and appreciation of what this day may bring to us should be ever present in our minds. For the Sabbath is the counterpoint of living; … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: John James Audubon Charges Us With Reverence

Shimmering snow falling through mountain pines.

Where is the person, I ask, who on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: A Prayer of Thanksgiving from Walter Rauschenbusch

Sunbeams shining through a tree.

O God, we thank you for this universe, our great home; for its vastness and its riches, and for the manifoldness of the life which teems upon it and of which we are a part. We praise you for the arching sky and the blessed winds, for the driving … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Thomas Merton Explains Our Destruction

Bird taking off over water.

Someone will say: "You worry about birds. Why not worry about people?" … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Economy According to Rod Dreher

We cannot carry on indefinitely under an economic system that pillages our resources, divides our communities, weakens our families, and compromises our character. … [Read more...]