Deep Down Things

Learning to control our appetites for more than just our own benefit.

The Forgotten Pollution

September 1, 2010

by Matthew Sleeth [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] As an emergency room physician, I often worked 24-hour shifts. Emergency room doctors are not alone—today nearly one-fifth of the world population works in shifts. Our regular patterns of waking and sleeping—called circadian [...]

There’s no good reason to drink from disposable plastic water bottles.

A Fecundity of Belief

August 18, 2010

Some walks open more than just the eyes.

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with pictures from YOUR local market. Send your photos of fresh food and local faces to

“When we send strangers to do the work of friends, we are outsourcing camaraderie.”

“I’m a recovering bottled water addict.”

Turning a blind eye to human suffering is wrong, and we know it. Why don’t we feel the same way about environmental degradation?

Sustainable homesteading is experiencing a revival among environmentally-minded Christians. Tri Robinson reminds us that what started with the pioneers should still be shaped and informed by pioneer values and Christian faith.

Community Supported Agriculture: One of the easiest ways to support small, local farmers. Here’s how!

“Going green” is popular because it is about following the rules and doing things for cheap. Christian environmental stewardship is about something bigger.

Think the world’s biggest environmental problems are overpopulation and climate change? Think again.

Calling all Christians to lament the role we’ve played in the oil spill. But lament isn’t just about sorrow; it’s also about hope and change.

How should Christians pray when we are helpless in the presence of environmental disasters like the Gulf Coast oil spill? Don’t start with the disaster, or with us. Start with God.