Caring for Creation

The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment

Author: Paul Douglas,Mitch Hescox

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441230726

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 9727

Faith-Based Solutions to Caring for the Earth Climate change is a confusing and polarizing issue. It may also prove to be the most daunting challenge of this century because children, the elderly, and the poor will be the first to feel its effects. The issue is all over the news, but what is seldom heard is a conservative, evangelical perspective. Connecting the dots between science and faith, this book explores the climate debate and how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's creation. The authors answer top questions such as "What's really happening?" and "Who can we trust?" and discuss stewarding the earth in light of evangelical values. "Acting on climate change is not about political agendas," they say. "It's about our kids. It's about being a disciple of Jesus Christ." Capping off this empowering book are practical, simple ideas for improving our environment and helping our families and those around us.

Care for Creation

A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth

Author: Ilia Delio,Keith Douglass Warner,Pamela Wood,Denis Edwards

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 9780867168389

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 7823

Care for Creation takes both a theological and practical approach to developing a Franciscan spirituality of the earth. Four sections focus on: the relationship between the earth as Gods creation and Jesus as the Incarnation of God; the implication of Francis Canticle of Creation for our time; the role of contemplative prayer as a key to discovering Francis awe and respect for creation; and conversion in the Franciscan tradition.

Caring for Creation

An Ecumenical Approach to the Environmental Crisis

Author: Max Oelschlaeger

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300066456

Category: Religion

Page: 285

View: 4932

This work argues that religion - blamed for contributing to the ecological crisis - provides an ethical context that will help solve the problem. The approach suggests that the environmentally positive aspects in various Western creation stories demonstrate religion's conservation potential.

Our Father's World

Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation

Author: Edward R. Brown

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830834842

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 1735

What does the Bible have to say about creation care and the responsibility of Christians? Edward Brown offers a biblical framework for creation care as well as practical steps that ordinary Christians can take to exercise good ecological stewardship.

Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard

Author: Loren Wilkinson,Mary Ruth Wilkinson

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573830577

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2665

Why should New Age trends and philosophies shape the ecological agenda? Loren and Mary Ruth Wilkinson believe that it's time Christian families took a biblical position on environmental issues. In this wonderfully creative and practical book, they offer more than a hundred simple things you and your family can do to make God's earth a better place in which to live. But more than this, they show you how to celebrate God's creation through the seasons of the year. If you have wanted to get involved in environmentalism but felt overwhelmed or confused by the philosophies shaping the ecological movement, here is a book to help you sort through the confusion. It offers biblically-based answers and practical ideas that will not only help the environment but will enrich your life. In Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard, you will discover a host of smart and simple things to do at home with your children, neighbours, and community. Learn how to: Shop for a better world ?Make creative and ecological meals that everyone enjoys ?Save money and energy through recycling and re-using ?Support businesses that care for creation?and much more! Loren and Mary Ruth Wilkinson have worked in both city and countryside putting principles of caring for creation to work. They live on Hunterston Farm, Galiano Island, British Columbia. Loren is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy at Regent College. He is editor of Earthkeeping: Christian Stewardship of Creation. Mary Ruth teaches as a sessional lecturer at Regent College.

Holy Ground

A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation

Author: Lyndsay Moseley,Carl Pope

Publisher: Sierra Club/Counterpoint


Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4844

Reflecting a variety of faith traditions, a collection of essays, sermons, and other writings celebrate nature's bounty and address the moral and spiritual imperative of Earth stewardship, in works by Pope Benedict XVI, Patriarch Bartholomew I, Seyyed Hossein, Zoe Klein, Linda Hogan, Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, Terry Tempest Williams, and others.

Caring for Creation

Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

Author: Pope Francis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632530608


Page: 192

View: 5407

Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation! Pope Francis, 2013 Pope Francis often speaks of the grandeur and infinite beauty of creation, urging us to care for each other and for our common home. As a world leader with a background in science who heads a two-thousand-year-old Church, he is uniquely qualified to articulate a compelling environmental vision and mission. In Caring for Creation, you ll discover the most inspiring, urgent and ultimately, hopeful quotes from Pope Francis about our shared responsibility to protect, nurture and care for creation."

Caring for Creation

Responsible Stewardship of God's Handiwork

Author: Calvin B. DeWitt,Richard A. Baer,Thomas Sieger Derr,Vernon J. Ehlers,James W. Skillen,Luis E. Lugo

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801058028

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 9984

Is there a Christ-centered response to such environmental crises as global warming, land degradation, and species extinction? In Caring for Creation, Calvin DeWitt presents a biblical approach to being a good steward of the earth.

Care for Creation

A Call for Ecological Conversion

Author: Pope Francis

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 160833659X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 8368

Drawn from his writings, speeches, and homilies, this collection by Pope Francis lays out the comprehensive vision behind his historic encyclical Laudato Si' and shows how concern for the earth calls for a profound conversion of values that involves a new understanding of our relation to God's Creation.

For the Beauty of the Earth

A Christian Vision for Creation Care

Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103695X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8117

This substantially revised and updated edition provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.

To Care for Creation

The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Author: Stephen Ellingson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022636741X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3191

Controversial megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll proclaimed from a conference stage in 2013, “I know who made the environment and he’s coming back and going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV.” The comment, which Driscoll later explained away as a joke, highlights what has been a long history of religious anti-environmentalism. Given how firmly entrenched this sentiment has been, surprising inroads have been made by a new movement with few financial resources, which is deeply committed to promoting green religious traditions and creating a new environmental ethic. To Care for Creation chronicles this movement and explains how it has emerged despite institutional and cultural barriers, as well as the hurdles posed by logic and practices that set religious environmental organizations apart from the secular movement. Ellingson takes a deep dive into the ways entrepreneurial activists tap into and improvise on a variety of theological, ethical, and symbolic traditions in order to issue a compelling call to arms that mobilizes religious audiences. Drawing on interviews with the leaders of more than sixty of these organizations, Ellingson deftly illustrates how activists borrow and rework resources from various traditions to create new meanings for religion, nature, and the religious person’s duty to the natural world.

Care for Creation

Author: Christy Baldwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982256565

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6827

Care for Creation helps children to foster an appreciation and respect for nature. They learn to protect the environment through recycling, home energy conservation and neighborhood clean-ups. Through accompanying Bible verses, they are encouraged to be responsible stewards of God's creation.

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation

Author: Joel Salatin

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 1455536962

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 5557

From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles. What on earth is THE MARVELOUS PIGNESS OF PIGS? It's an inspiring call to action for people of faith . . . a heartfelt plea to heed the Bible's guidance . . . . It's an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. With warmth and with humor, but with no less piercing criticism of the industrial food complex, Salatin brings readers on a fascinating journey of farming, food and faith. Readers will not say grace over their plates the same way ever again.

Care for Creation

A Call for Ecological Conversion

Author: Pope Francis

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 160833659X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6027

Drawn from his writings, speeches, and homilies, this collection by Pope Francis lays out the comprehensive vision behind his historic encyclical Laudato Si' and shows how concern for the earth calls for a profound conversion of values that involves a new understanding of our relation to God's Creation.

Green Revolution

Coming Together to Care for Creation

Author: Ben Lowe,Shane Claiborne

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830836241

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 5101

Activist Ben Lowe calls the present generation to come together and care for the earth in a way that recent generations have not. Telling real-life stories of community organizing on college campuses across the nation, Lowe shows us that little things can make a big difference when we all work together.

True North

Author: Mark Liederbach,Seth Bible

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433678373

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7715

Because the Bible describes the second person of the Trinity as the key agent in creation, redemption, and the restoration of all things, it is imperative that Christians seeking conformity to the image of Christ root their understand- ing of, and motivation for, creation care in a theology and ethic that seeks to maximize the worship of Christ throughout all creation. Discussions related to creation care and environmental ethics have become both politically charged and highly controversial. Unfortunately, while a growing number of Christian books address various aspects of creation care that either support or deny the reality of global warming or perhaps advocate various policies and practices, there is very little work available seeking to focus on, clarify, and establish the biblical and theological foundations upon which Christians ought to care for God’s world. Even more specifically, there seems to be almost a complete dearth of accessible works in theology or ethics that offers a Christology of creation care. Thus, the purpose of True North is to explore the person and work of Christ in creation, redemption, and the restoration of all things so as to establish the idea that caring for God’s creation depends not upon prognostications for or against a global warming crisis. Rather, the motivation for Christians to care for creation flows from the created purposes established in the very fabric of the universe, faithful discipleship in Christ, and the inherent goal to return to God all the glory he is due from every corner and aspect of creation.