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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For the Beauty of the Earth

Last year I ran a series of posts with quotes from For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care by Steven Bouma-Prediger. This book develops a Biblical view of creation care that is neither Earth-centered nor man-centered, but God-centered. Because I have new readers of The GeoChristian, I periodically recycle previous …

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Good conservative quotes on the environment

I've been involved in a discussion over at Cranach about the battle for the soul of the conservative movement: Conservative civil war. I threw in a few quotes from noted conservatives to point out that there is nothing conservative about allowing pollution and degradation of the Earth. "While I am a great believer in the …

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Good observations

Scientists don't have to be right on everything to make a lasting contribution. Good observations tend to endure longer than interpretations. From Winter, J.D., An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, p. 424. This is from Chapter 21: "An Introduction to Metamorphism," and referred to the 19th-20th century geologist George Barrow, who first described metamorphic …

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Christ-centered Christianity, from beginning to end (Part 3 — Jerry Bridges)

THE GOSPEL IS FOR BELIEVERS Jerry Bridges has a great book on Christ-centered, gospel-centered Christianity entitled The Discipline of Grace. I haven't completed my list of "top ten Christian books" but this one will probably be on it. Bridges wrote an article for Modern Reformation magazine called Gospel-Driven Sanctification. Here are a few quotes from …

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“I looked at the Christian community and saw ugliness”

A story from Pollution and the Death of Man, by Francis Schaeffer: Some years ago I was lecturing in a certain Christian school. Just across a ravine from the school there was what they called a "hippie community." On the far side of the ravine one saw trees and some farms. Here, I was told, …

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For the Beauty of the Earth — Chapter 7

In Chapter 7 of For the Beauty of the Earth, author Steven Bouma-Prediger gives ten arguments for why we should "worry about spotted owls and the Pacific yew." All of his arguments have validity to some degree---the author points out weaknesses of some arguments---but I'll focus on the ones that I think are strongest for …

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