But I do want us to consider how we can make our brew choices more eco-oriented. This is a tough question, because it’s very hard for many of us to consider changing habits around our most treasured beverages. Now, a quick fact: coffee and tea rank right below water and crude oil for global consumption. That’s a double-edged sword, folks: not only would it be hard to give them up, if we all made our consumption greener we could impact quite a bit for good!
Right authority always holds the right kind of influence. And that right kind of influence, to many outside the church, is rare. When you see right authority, you tend to know it, don’t you? … If you’re unaware of N.T. Wright, let this be your first invitation to consider him, because he is one whom I believe has that “just-know-it” authority.
Creation Care is about acting as one in a faithful community, to restore God’s creation from the brokenness that our own wrongs have caused. The greatness about this is that God already enables and empowers us because we identify with Jesus. So we don’t have to worry about how often we fail, when we really identify with Jesus. And we don’t have to be intimidated by the enormity of restoring creation as much as possible, because we identify with Jesus. Jesus is our comfort, our strength, our joy, our empowerment, our freedom, our restoration.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, he was essentially proclaiming peace and justice at the same time by his coming sacrifice. As Christians, we seek to proclaim that same sacrifice; but to many of us, that means we also must seek to proclaim the same standards of peace and justice, as he did.
A few posts ago, I mentioned a call for ideas to improve community living as a means not just for neighborliness, but as a call for ecological care. And I received some pretty good ones.
Most of the suggestions happen to be in the form of transportation. Example: Joe, Bob and Sue live in the same apartment complex. But Joe works 15 miles NE, Bob works 20 miles SE, and Sue works nearly 45 miles W. What’s the problem? Right: they’re all using separate cars to get to work.
When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. – Leviticus 19:33-34… Continue reading Shoddy Census, or Empowered Immigration?
“The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.” – Gen. 2:15 When it comes to the story of creation in Genesis, we Evangelicals are very fond of the creation of marriage with Adam and Eve, and even in discussing the theology of losing… Continue reading Tending the Indoor Garden