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John C. Holbert | Sermons (69) Apr 25th, 2017

Preaching Creation: The Environment and the Pulpit

The human race, along with the animals and plants that make up the creation of God, face a difficult future due to the multiple ways that the ecosystem on which they all depend is currently under stress. Temperatures are rising along with the oceans. Rain forests are falling along with the polar ice caps. Questions of the environment are now front and center in any catalog of concerns. Those who are called to preach need to include in the subjects of their sermons these environmental issues. Our Bible contains significant resources, often overlooked, as bases on which powerful environmental sermons can be preached. This book introduces the subject of preaching and the environment, offering close looks at important biblical passages that address the cosmos of God, and presenting sample sermons founded on those passages. The book calls for preachers both to name the vast problems we face and to offer the hope of the gospel of God to address them.

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Creation Justice Ministries | Discussion Guide Apr 24th, 2017

A Life of Abundance - Energy and Ethics

How do we, as Christians, fuel our families, communities, and world in ways that are Christ-centered and honor God’s gift of Creation? This resource provides educational material, sermon starters, and thoughtful information how we might transition to a more sustainable energy infrastructure—one that incorporates less pollution, better community health, and an improved caretaking of God’s Creation. It acknowledges that a key component is our need to envision an energy future that provides livelihoods for those who are currently working in fossil-based industries.

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Earth Ministry | Article, Bible Study, Book, Discussion Guide, Essays, Statements Apr 22nd, 2017

Greening Congregations Handbook: Stories, Ideas, and Resources for Cultivating Creation Awareness and Care in Your Congregation

The 225-page Greening Congregations Handbook is a “tool box” for all who want to foster creation awareness and care in their congregations. It helps readers actively respond to the question, “Why should people of faith care for creation?” It is available by calling the Earth Ministry office at (206) 632-2426 to order.

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Paula Meador Testerman | Liturgies, Music Apr 20th, 2017

A New Doxology

A New Doxology to the tune of the Old Hundredth.