Posts Categorized: Eco-Theology

Lessons From The Wilderness

by William P. Brown,  William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary In the rush to reopen the economy, epidemiologists are warning of a second wave of the COVID19 infections that may be more severe. Time will tell. Meanwhile, angry white protesters, preferring guns over facemasks, have been expressing their outrage over constraints… Read more »

Ecumenical Resources Help Care for Creation

We have often heard the saying that to be Presbyterian is to be ecumenical. That means, we don’t separate our particular understanding of being Christian and worshipping and practicing church polity in our own tradition as being something that excludes us from celebrating and doing ministry with other Christian denominations and communions. Our ecumenical partners,… Read more »

Climate Change and Disaster: Chilling Impacts of a Warming World

Steady increases in temperatures have already dramatically changed our seasonal weather patterns — including more severe droughts, storms, floods, and heat waves. This has consequences on our lives and livelihoods — and it’s caused by climate change. These intensified floods, droughts, hurricanes and fires impact all of us but they disproportionately affect populations already made… Read more »

Strong and Courageous Enough to Rest

When My Heart Is Faint I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel strong right now. I have tried so hard to be intentional about living out Psalm 61;  1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth I call to you,     when my heart… Read more »

Precautionary Principle: Managing Technological Risks to Protect Humanity and Our Planet

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the affirmation and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy regarding the Precautionary Principle. Simply put this is a principle that expresses that the introduction of a new product or process whose ultimate effects are disputed or unknown should be resisted. The… Read more »

New Workbook and Leader’s Guide Now Available for “Inhabiting Eden”

Trisha Tull has recently published a workbook and leader’s guide that work with her fabulous book “Inhabiting Eden,” published in 2013. For over a year now, I have highly recommended the book for individual, small group, and congregational study. That activity will be made even easier with this new workbook and leader’s guide. The spiral-bound… Read more »

Easter and Earth Day worship at PCUSA National Offices

Colleagues at the PCUSA national offices here in Louisville, KY gathered to plan, lead, and participate in worship yesterday. Worship themes wove together this evocative time of resurrection joy and re-commitment to God’s creation– this week that holds both Easter and Earth Day.     Proclaiming Christ’s resurrection, and remembering John 12:24 that uses the… Read more »

Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Caring for all God’s Earth

Presbyterians across the country are entering this Holy Week journey mindful of Christ’s walk and aware of our connections with God’s whole creation. In this evocative time, how do we listen to and with the earth? How do palm branches, the stones on the path, the groaning of creation participate with us in this time… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: Towson Presbyterian Church

Towson Presbyterian Church gets locally active Caring for Creation has a long history at Towson Presbyterian Church (TPC), and becoming certified, and now twice re-certified as an Earth Care Congregation has challenged TPC to continue to grow in this area. The last few years they have used issues surrounding “Food” as a theme, a way… Read more »