Exporing beauty and responsibility

Radical Joy

Published October 26, 2023 in Creation Care - 0 Comments
Restoration and joy

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I spent some time last month working on a friends’ goat farm in central Asia. Finding radical joy One of the owners of the farm and I walked in the late evening sun, by […]

The Intimacy of Creation

Published February 26, 2023 in Creation Care - 3 Comments
Growing in and on the rock. Photo by Dale Youngman

Creation, intimacy and culture I have had the convergent pleasure of meeting Jan Huijgens [1], reading L.T. Jeyachandran [2] and listening to Father Cristino Bouvette [3] over the last two weeks. I have written previously [4] on the reflection of the Creator in His creation and its restoration by Christ even as He restores you […]

Seeing God through the gossamer

Published October 23, 2020 in Creation Care - 0 Comments
Kid through the dawn haze by Dale Youngman

As the sun rose and the mountains were revealed the goats came down. This kid had us smiling. Seeing God’s hand in all, including this snowy October morning on Windy Point, is such a blessing. –  Photo by Dale YoungmanOur friend Meghan recently spoke of how the haze of forest fires blocks the sun, and hides […]

Earthrise: learning from Apollo 8

Published August 2, 2019 in Creation Care - 4 Comments
Earthrise - a tribute to Apollo 8

I want to tell you about this Good Earth, with the help of the Apollo 8 crew.I want to tell you about this Good Earth, with the help of the Apollo 8 crew. We did something that ended upshowing the earth and its peopleexactlyhow we existed where we arethat we were really here on Eartha […]

Taking the Earth Seriously

Published March 27, 2019 in Creation Care - 2 Comments
respecting Father's earth - breakout, Jasper park in December by Dale Youngan

Richard Rohr says, Perhaps the primary example of our lack of attention to the Christ Mystery can be seen in the way we continue to pollute and ravage planet earth, the very thing we all stand on and live from. Science now appears to love and respect physicality more than most religion does! No wonder […]

Working in the Garden

Published February 27, 2019 in Creation Care - 8 Comments

What gift can a Christian bring to environmental discourse?? By God’s will, we exist. All created things exist. Think about this: everything we need – all 8 billion people and the myriad of other species – has already been created. Wondrous. The Spirit moved over the waters. Material comes from Spirit. That material provided all […]

Loving our Neighbours in the Environment

Published February 9, 2019 in Creation Care - 6 Comments
Loving our neighbours in the environment. Photo by Dale Youngman

Respecting neighbours in the environment includes God’s creation and the interests of the “other”. Photo by Dale Youngman taken north of Cynthia, Alberta.A Christian response to environmental challengesMany people are passionate about the environment, and Christians can bring important contributions to the environmental challenges we face. This is the first in a series of articles […]