Creation Care

Living and acting in faith, gratitude, and humility helps heal the diseases that plague both land and people.

Woe to the Label Makers

January 20, 2010

Nobody likes to be labeled. Get past the labels and make some surprising discoveries and unique partnerships in the world of environmental stewardship.

“Berry has reminded me that true heroism is far more dependent on a life that tenaciously makes consistent, long term, and righteous choices than one that pursues the notoriety of being an advocate for reformation.”

On Respect for Plants

January 18, 2010

Do plants have rights? Switzerland’s constitution says “yes.” Is this disrespectful toward human rights or something closer to a biblical worldview?

Butterflies, hummingbirds and blueberries seem like a world away at this time of year, but now ‘s the time to start dreaming! With your kids, create a map of your outside space and get ready to envision Eden. Start now to give yourselves time to plan ways to welcome wildlife and grow some groceries this year, learning hands-on about God’s creation along the way.

Ashley Woodiwiss’s bittersweet meditation on reading Wendell Berry then and now.

Disregard bogus claims about some pact made with the devil. The real history of Haiti is more sinister, but the Haitian people are the real heroes. Here’s how to help now and in the future.

Down to earth. According to author and architect Michael Abbaté, that’s where Wendell Berry brings the values that guide us as Christians, keeping us from being “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.”

We Love the Creation We Know

January 13, 2010

No matter how humble our immediate environment is, we must learn and love that place before we can learn and love the whole creation.

“If stewardship is to be anything more than a good intention it must saturate and transform daily economic life so that the health of habitats and humans together can be achieved.”

Margaret Feinberg unearths surprises and blessings from the Bible’s pastoral texts through the testimony of those who live closest to the land.

Once you’ve set up some backyard birdfeeders as described in Part 1, go beyond the simple pleasure of watching birds with these few steps, outlined below, to engage your family’s intellect and passions in a deeper understanding of birds and local ecology.

In the prairie–worthless by conventional economic measures–writer Cindy Crosby find the invaluable.

The environmental crisis is a crisis of character. How do we develop and employ virtues like prudence, courage, faith, and hope to confront it?