Snow Day

Published on December 12th, 2013 | by

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By Kathy Teel I’ve been indoors over 24 hours, because it snowed here in the Ozarks. One thing I love about living here is that we get ALL the weather, from earthquakes to heat waves to the whipping ends of Gulf hurricanes. We’re probably most affected by ice storms (ie, the Great Ice Storm of […]

Getting to Know Eco-Spirituality

Published on December 11th, 2013 | by

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When I tell people about EdenKeeper they are often surprised that someone is trying to make a spiritual connection to the environment. “Christians aren’t really environmental,” they say, or “Do you mean like worshipping Mother Earth?” If I use the word “religion” instead of “spiritual” when explaining Eden Keeper, that opens the door to a […]

What Would Jesus Drive?

Published on December 9th, 2013 | by

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By Matthew Tomasino If Jesus were to appear today he would surely have to find some way to get around.  I can’t imagine he’d want to limit healing the afflicted and performing miracles to a 10-mile radius.  So the question is, “What would Jesus drive?” He’d Ride Responsibly Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning when God created […]

Inspiring Nature Photos for a Friday Afternoon

Published on December 6th, 2013 | by

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Need some inspiration this Friday afternoon?  Here’s a healthy dose of inspiring nature photos to get you through the rest of the day and get you out of the house this weekend.  Enjoy! Inspiring Nature Photo 1:  A Tree Frog Riding on a Beetle One of this year’s early entries for the Sony World Photography Awards is […]

Politicians Using the Bible to Deny Climate Change

Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by

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Environmentalism is clearly a Christian value.  Although the Bible says that we have “dominion” over the Earth, the Bible also says that Earth is ultimately God’s.  Our rule is not absolute.  We are merely stewards tasked with the responsibility of caring for God’s creation. This is a pretty clear concept.  That’s why I get so […]

What Does Black Friday Say About Our Values?

Published on November 29th, 2013 | by

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One moment you’re existing in a golden haze of turkey, stuffing, football, and the love of your family and friends.  Then Black Friday (now Thursday) pops up and slaps you across the face!  All of a sudden you’re standing in the cold among strangers, and then — when the poor, overworked, underpaid employees of Walmart […]

Five Reasons for an Environmentalist to Give Thanks

Published on November 28th, 2013 | by

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have found five reasons for an environmentalist to give thanks today: #1:  National Parks Can you imagine our federal government today voting to set aside huge tracts of land for public use, and investing in the land’s wellbeing?  It’s a radical concept, but thanks to John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and […]