spirituality


A friend recommended the sermon “Can Faith be Green” from Pastor Tim Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. I’m recommending it too, especially if you’ve ever wondered how a professing Christian can (and should) be concerned about environmental issues.

The farm he mentions in the message is Polyface Farm.

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My low today was watching the DJIA plummet 800 points, then recover to close below ten thousand for the first time in four years. Our house fund is about 80% invested in mutual funds which until the last couple months was doing okay. Well, out of this experience I’ve realized that I have been feeling very insecure. Only not about losing money. About a lot of things.

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Had lunch with Pastor E today. We talked about saving the world. About how we probably can’t, and that isn’t much the point anyway. (more…)

It’s a buzzword that gets tossed around a lot these days. So I decided to find out what it actually means, cos you know, I’m a word guy, right?

Some definitions that came up when I Googled the term:

  • The characteristic of being able to coexist with another system indefinitely, without either system being damaged.
  • The use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations.
  • Sustainable development: The concept of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

The definition that I had formed in my head using merely how I hear it used has been a fuzzy sort of ‘Living in a way that allows you to get along materially without ruining the planet in the process.’

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So it’s been a little while since I posted last. I am going to use the holidays excuse. So here’s what’s been up lately… (more…)

Do Not Worry

5″Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

28″And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I think much of the damage we North Americans habitually do to the environment is because we don’t really listen to what Jesus is saying when he says ‘Do not worry’. (more…)

Some thoughts on the first three chapters of Genesis. (more…)

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