Posts Categorized: Eco-Theology

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 »

Final Reflection on Rio+20 UN Conference

  Scriptural calls to confession and active repentance/turning Isaiah 5:8 Ah, you who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is room for no one but you, and you are left to live alone in the midst of the land!   Job 28:9-12 They put their hand to the flinty rock,… Read more »

Rio Reflection: Human Vocation

 Scripture Gen 2:5-15 In the day that the Holy God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Holy God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to… Read more »

Rio Reflection: Gifts of Creation

Scripture: Genesis 1:31a God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good. Psalm 104: 1-4 Bless the Holy One, O my soul….you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers… John 3:16-17 For God so… Read more »

Rio Reflection: Community

Scripture Ecclesiastes 3:19 For the fate of humans and the fate of animals is the same; as one dies, so dies the other.   Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have good reward for their toil. For if they fail, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is… Read more »