“I don’t know how to explain this part to you, Luke!”| December Newsletter 2020

Dear Blessed Earth family and friends,We all have those moments when something we read—perhaps something we have read many, many times—suddenly becomes REAL. I had one of these moments recently while reading Psalm 117 in my yearly Bible. This short but reassuring psalm spoke exactly the words I (and perhaps you!) need to hear. Despite… Continue reading “I don’t know how to explain this part to you, Luke!”| December Newsletter 2020

New Release Documentary Film Cowboy and Preacher Inspires

Tri Robinson, rancher and retired Vineyard pastor, recognizes that the Bible and the environment are by no means mutually exclusive. He has worked for decades to bring round his flock. He shows how and why Christians need to face the environmental challenges around us, and how in doing so Christians can find purposeful action and be reinvigorated as an active force for good on this issue, building bridges across social divides and presenting Christianity in its best light.

How Becoming a ‘Tree-Hugger’ Can Change Your Faith

Dr. Matthew Sleeth loves trees. Not just because they are beautiful, but because he believes they can teach us a lot about God’s nature. In his new book Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us, he unpacks the significance of one of the Bible’s most prevalent… Continue reading How Becoming a ‘Tree-Hugger’ Can Change Your Faith

Matthew 6.25-34: A Lesson from the Earth — part 2 of 7

Read part 1 of 7 (introduction) here. When it comes to discovering eco-theology in the person of Jesus, scholars tell us to be careful.  It is easy to cast him in our own image; and he may have used agricultural and rural imagery in order to speak to an agricultural and rural age. If he… Continue reading Matthew 6.25-34: A Lesson from the Earth — part 2 of 7

Hugging the Tree of Life – 1 of 7

What scholars, bishops, and writers are saying about green readings of the New Testament (Intro to a 7 part series) You can’t trust an expert every time.  Humans make mistakes. But when it comes to our future, health, and wealth, we love to hear from the professionals.  And why shouldn’t we?  They’ve done more research… Continue reading Hugging the Tree of Life – 1 of 7