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What Would Jesus Gift?

The other night my viewing of Love Actually was interrupted with the following commercial: Christmas is coming full speed, but she’s got it covered. She’s The Gifter.  Her plan of attack: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Homegoods.  Epic gifts.  Epic savings.  Every day, even on Christmas Eve.  Christmas accomplished.  Out gift everyone with TJ Maxx, Marshalls, […]

December 16th

Learning to Listen

By Kathy Teel But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done […]

December 16th

Playing God? The Morality Behind the GMO Debate

by Brian Liberatore The perils of playing God have weighed on humanity’s conscience  for millennia – from Icarus’s fateful flight to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  But hubris is seldom a straight-forward moral issue.  And the faster science races forward, the more complicated these issues grow.  Few have sparked so much controversy among environmentalists as the question […]

December 13th

Is Pope Francis Going Green?

The meeting between Pope Francis and a group of Argentinean environmentalists made headlines this week.  A picture of the Pope holding an anti-fracking shirt and standing next to environmental activist, Fernando “Pino” Solanas, went viral.  The Pope is also pictured holding a shirt that said “Water is More Precious Than Gold.” During the hour-long meeting the […]

November 14th

Christian Environmentalism in Politics

Christian environmentalism:  it’s a term we don’t see often in American politics.  On the surface, the American political system seems to be divided in two. Democrats and liberals on the left are pro-big government and anti-religious establishment.  They want the government to provide benefits for the poor, disabled, and unhealthy.  They are in favor of […]

November 7th

A Lesson in Humility With Robert Drake

I recently had the privilege to sit down with Robert Drake a chaplain at University of California San Francisco with a unique perspective on how we can connect to God’s Creation. Drake grew up on a YMCA ranch the small town of Elkhart, Indiana, roaming the fields and forests of northern Indiana and southern Michigan.  […]

November 5th

Christian Environmentalists: Part III The Connection

As discussed in Parts I and II, Christians interpret their relationship with the environment differently. Christians who are environmentalists recognize that through a connection with Christ, humans and the environment will obtain deliverance. In the Old Testament, Adam and Eve failed to obey God and fell from grace.  God was no longer going to provide […]

November 4th

Christian Environmentalists: Part II Stewardship

Christian stewardship is the most commonly recognized view of Christian environmentalism.  Basically, stewardship is a recognition that humans do not rule the Earth.  Although in Genesis God gives us “dominion,” God still retains absolute dominion over creation. For the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.  And in all the land […]

November 4th