““I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree…a tree looks to God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray… Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.” Alfred Joyce Kilmer, American writer and poet, penned these well-known words published in 1914.… Continue reading Trees Teach Us Great Lessons About Faith
How God’s Glory Shines in Our Connectedness to Nature-Christianity Today Article When considering the birds, we find God’s care and discover our calling. Read the Full Article Here
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“There came to St. Anthony in the desert one of the educated men of that time and he said, “Father, how can you endure to live here, deprived as you are of all consolation from books?” Anthony answered, “My book, philosopher, is the nature of created things, and whenever I wish, I can read in… Continue reading His Good Work is Everywhere!
What an incredible few days! Matthew and Nancy and the Blessed Earth team hardly stopped this past weekend and we are so very grateful for our partners and the National Cathedral for long hours of preparation. We will be releasing photos and video as well and reflections on what comes next. As we launch the… Continue reading Earth Day 2012 – A time to Celebrate
Good news! We have a new resource to accompany my book Go Green Save Green: A Simple Guide for Saving Time, Money, and God’s Green Earth. Go Green, Save Green is the first practical, faith-based book to help families, churches, and schools save money while saving the earth. Thousands of individuals and groups have used Go… Continue reading New “Go Green, Save Green” Resource – and it’s Free!
Resolving to save the earth can be like New Years. Lots of grand intentions. Little life change. My wife and I go back and forth about it all the time. She is a conservation heroine, with a few ideas that drive me up the wall. I am a conservation champion with wasteful habits. She saves… Continue reading The Spirituality of Saving the Earth
The bus passed by on its way to the Old Course. I was on my bike, in the cycle lane. I was pulling behind me a trailer with my five-year old girl packed in. We had just been to the grocery. You could see her head. That was it. She was stuffed in there with… Continue reading Life is Green in St. Andrews
…and five other major churches in the next five years Last spring Matthew was invited to speak from the pulpit of the National Cathedral, the Nations Church, in Washington, DC. His talk and forum were the centerpiece of their Earth Day celebration. As a school child, Matthew had taken yearly field trips to visit with… Continue reading Blessed Earth partners with the National Cathedral
Painting: “The Garden of Eden” by Thomas Cole, 1828 (public domain) Often to truly understand an issue, we need to look backward before we can look forward. That is always the case with biblical theology. To get your brain around the goals and purposes of redemption, you are going to have to cast an eye… Continue reading Back to the Beginning