Cultivating Community

A list of great creation care-related films and a guide for engaging them as Christians.

Haitians celebrate solidarity and community each independence day by eating Soup Joumou. Join with Haiti in that same solidarity by hosting a fundraising, community-building Soup Joumou dinner of your own!

How your church can turn its giant asphalt parking lot into a tool to care for creation.

Do you have enough sun? Do you have enough money? What will be the goal of the garden? These questions and others are what you need to ask before your church plants a community garden.

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.

Are there examples of churches doing creation care in life-giving ways? Yes!

Where can you walk from your church? Who can walk to your church? Improving walkability is good for creation and communities.

Gifting Well

December 10, 2009

Don’t go it alone! Gracious and sustainable gift-giving is a greater joy to do within community.

It’s hard to enjoy the great hot drinks of the holiday season in a paper cup. Wrap your hands around a warm mug, instead!

We don’t give thanks alone

November 26, 2009

This poem by Anne Porter is a quiet, but exuberant, reminder that today we give thanks with all of creation for God’s good gifts.

Thanksgiving has a relatively simple premise. It’s a holiday known for family time, rest, and warm, hearty (and largely local) food. It’s also refreshingly unmarketable. Although you can now send Thanksgiving cards and place giant inflatable turkeys on your front lawn, nothing about Thanksgiving rivals the outrageous commercialization of Christmas. Turkeys don’t have a lot of advertising [...]