Serve the poor, serve the Earth

Helping the poor and caring for the creation often go hand in hand. From Scott Sabin of Plant With Purpose: The Connection Between the Poor and the Earth. Here are a couple quotes: I frequently get asked how we, as Christians, choose between caring for the poor and caring for creation, as if we have …

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The ESV Study Bible on creation — Noah’s flood

The ESV Study Bible is a theologically conservative Evangelical work, and is certainly one of the most comprehensive study Bibles ever produced. It has been out for only three years, but it looks like it will be a highly influential reference work for decades to come.  One potential positive impact of the ESVSB relates to …

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Around the web 1/29/2011

Mountain lion in St. Louis County! -- This doesn't happen too often. A night-time wildlife camera captured a mountain lion in suburban St. Louis, less than ten miles from our home. We're a little more used to opossums, raccoons, deer, and wild turkeys around here. I don't worry too much about mountain lions when hiking …

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Why can’t I just believe the Bible?

I've had a number of young-Earth creationists ask me, "Why can't you just believe the Bible?" My answer is, "I do believe the Bible. I just don't believe Answers in Genesis." Their assumption is because I don't believe the Earth is only 6000 years old, or that Noah's flood created most of Earth's geological features, …

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The problem with fanaticism — it’s not what you think

"It's OK if someone is a Christian, as long as they aren't fanatical about it." We all know what they are talking about. Religion is OK to most people (except to Richard Dawkins and kin), as long as people don't get fanatical about it. Fanatics make the news, and it isn't pretty. Fred Phelps and …

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