Summer skills resolution

It is almost here. The endless, hazy days of summer. Time for...what? Reading, fishing, sleeping in, staying up late. Watching TV? Playing video games? Our main goal is to be outside as much as possible. But one proposed rule for our boys … [Read more...]

Connecting Kids to Creation: Everything is Interesting

by Rusty Pritchard The wiring is already there. The mental infrastructure is in place. It's up to us to provide the raw materials.  I'm not a romantic. Don't accuse me of putting the "noble savage" on a pedestal. I'm part scientist, part … [Read more...]

Cooking Efficiently

By Dr. Rusty Pritchard Efficiency is not an end. It is a means to an end, but a dangerous one. Last Monday, I needed to get dinner made. My four-year-old daughter had a different agenda. She thought swinging and coloring were more important. … [Read more...]

58: The Film premieres in theaters nationwide (get free tickets)

58 the film

One of the great misunderstandings about the care of creation, perpetuated by many environmentalists, is that the main beneficiary of environmental action is...the environment. Don't get me wrong--a Christian worldview clearly recognizes the … [Read more...]

Animal Stewardship and the Care of Creation

Animal stewardship and the care of creation

by Rusty Pritchard For over twenty years I’ve been a student of American environmentalisms. The plural is intentional. Environmental concern flows from many springs, and though some of the streams merge, they also divide, so rarely does it form … [Read more...]

Seeing God’s Beauty Through a Camera Lens

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] There is beauty everywhere—just everywhere! We are surrounded by it and yet it is so easy not to see it. Working through a … [Read more...]

Right at Home: Building Church Partnerships with Local Nature Preserves

Spider web at Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] It's the reason we can take antibiotics when we get sick. It gives us flowers to enjoy and fruit to eat. It cleans water and … [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...]

Going Offline for Goodness’ Sake

Unplugged black cord.

by Kristyn Komarnicki [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I flew to Toronto to see some old friends. In an act of the will that required great … [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...]

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...]

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...]