Creation Care

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Author: Christianity Today International

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418534137

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Each eight-week study is based on articles written by today's leading Christian authors and published by Christianity Today magazines. These remarkable studies foster deep, authentic, and relevant discussion that will challenge and grow any small group.

Creation Care

A Biblical Theology of the Natural World

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Author: Douglas J. Moo,Jonathan A. Moo

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310416558

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals a God whose creative power and loving care embrace all that exists, from earth and sky and sea to every creeping, crawling, swimming, and flying creature. Yet the significance of the Bible’s extensive teaching about the natural world is easily overlooked by Christians accustomed to focusing only on what the Bible says about God’s interaction with human beings. In Creation Care, part of the Biblical Theology for Life series, father and son team Douglas and Jonathan Moo invite readers to open their Bibles afresh to explore the place of the natural world within God’s purposes and to celebrate God’s love as displayed in creation and new creation. Following the contours of the biblical storyline, they uncover answers to questions such as: What is the purpose of the non-human creation? Can a world with things like predators, parasites, and natural disasters still be the ‘good’ world described in Genesis 1? What difference does the narrative of the ‘Fall’ make for humankind’s responsibility to rule over other creatures? Does Israel’s experience on the land have anything to teach Christians about their relationship with the earth? What difference does Jesus make for our understanding of the natural world? How does our call to care for creation fit within the hope for a new heaven and a new earth? What is unique about Christian creation care compared with other approaches to ‘environmental’ issues? How does creation care fit within the charge to proclaim the gospel and care for the poor? In addition to providing a comprehensive biblical theology of creation care, they probe behind the headlines and politicized rhetoric about an ‘environmental crisis’ and climate change to provide a careful and judicious analysis of the most up-to-date scientific data about the state of our world. They conclude by setting forth a bold framework and practical suggestions for an effective and faithful Christian response to the scriptural teaching about the created world. But rather than merely offering a response to environmental concerns, Creation Care invites readers into a joyful vision of the world as God’s creation in which they can rediscover who they truly are as creatures called to love and serve the Creator and to delight in all he has made.

Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change

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Author: Lindy Scott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877026

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change is a wake-up call for Christians and others. It is a cogent and persuasive call to love God and our neighbors by caring for creation--especially in light of the dramatic climate changes occurring before our eyes. This book is not the final word on the subject, but it is a sincere invitation to examine the scientific evidence for global warming and to respond with individual and collective faithful actions. CONTRIBUTORS: Douglas Allen, Jeffrey K. Greenberg, P. J. Hill, Sir John T. Houghton, A. Duane Litfin, Ben Lowe, Vincent E. Morris, L. Kristen Page, Lindy Scott, Noah J. Toly

For the Beauty of the Earth

A Christian Vision for Creation Care

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Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103695X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This substantially revised and updated edition provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

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Author: Mary Zeiss Stange,Carol K. Oyster,Jane E. Sloan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412976855

Category: Social Science

Page: 2016

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This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

A Faith Encompassing All Creation

Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Care for the Environment

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Author: Tripp York,Andy Alexis-Baker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874647

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Even as evidence accumulates that humans have significantly contributed to global climate change, many Christians have questions about what it means to care for creation. Some question whether focusing on creation care takes away from a person's spirituality or from caring for other humans. Others wonder to what extent we can live peaceably with nonhuman creation. Still others wonder whether we should be better stewards of the environment and whether developing better technology might save us from the current crisis. The diverse authors of this volume address these questions in an accessible way.

Art of Bonsai

Creation, Care and Enjoyment

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Author: Yuji Yoshimura,Giovanna M. Halford

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462907121

Category: Gardening

Page: 220

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Learn the ins and outs of proper bonsai design and care with this comprehensive Japanese gardening book. Japanese bonsai have long been admired throughout the world while their care and preservation have seemed shrouded in mystery. The Art of Bonsai is, however, a comparatively simple art to learn. Anyone with a love a plants, a little patience and this eminently practical book can create bonsai and keep a finished plant healthy and vigorous for generations. Included in this definitive volume are: Detailed, illustrated instructions on propagation and training Hints for those growing bonsai in a hurry and apartment dwellers Daily and seasonal bonsai care practices Dealing with pests and bonsai troubleshooting How to judge, select and exhibit bonsai Detailed appendices on tools, equipment, soil analyses Data on more than 300 species of plants used in making bonsai This classic work remains an eminently practical book and is the classic guide to bonsai care. It contains the essentials of an art that is one of Japan's most treasured traditions—sculpting beauty in living wood.

Creation Care Video Lectures

A Biblical Theology of the Natural World

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Author: Douglas J Moo,Jonathan A. Moo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310599630

Category:

Page: N.A

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Creation Care Video Lectures invites viewers to explore the place of the natural world within God's purposes. It offers a bold framework and practical suggestions for a faithful Christian response to the scriptural teaching about the created world, ultimately inviting viewers into a joyful vision of the world as God's creation.

Hope in the Age of Climate Change

Creation Care This Side of the Resurrection

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Author: Chris Doran

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 149829703X

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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It is difficult to be hopeful in the midst of daily news about the effects of climate change on people and our planet. While the Christian basis for hope is the resurrection of Jesus, unfortunately far too many American Protestant Christians do not connect this belief with the daily witness of their faith. This book argues that the resurrection proclaims a notion of hope that should be the foundation of a theology of creation care that manifests itself explicitly in the daily lives of believers. Christian hope not only inspires us to do great and courageous things but also serves as a critique of current systems and powers that degrade humans, nonhumans, and the rest of creation and thus cause us to be hopeless. Belief in the resurrection hope should cause us to be a different sort of people. Christians should think, purchase, eat, and act in novel and courageous ways because they are motivated daily by the resurrection of Jesus. This is the only way to be hopeful in the age of climate change.