Creation Care Podcasts

  • A Conversation with Matthew Sleeth

    March 06,2013, 10:01 AM

    Listen in this week as Alexei talks with Dr. Matthew Sleeth of Blessed Earth about his new book 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. They talk about the benefits of simpler living, the origin of the Sabbath, and how resting can be a key tool in reducing patterns of consumption and even pollution. Be sure to listen in!

  • A Conversation with Margaret Feinberg

    March 06,2013, 09:59 AM

    Listen in as Alexei talks with Margaret Feinberg about her latest book Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God. They talk about creation care, forgiveness, and living a life of wonder. Margaret is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of the '40 Under 40' who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine. Margaret currently lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Leif and their superpup, Hershey. Be sure to listen in.

  • True North: Christ, the Gospel, and Creation Care

    March 06,2013, 09:57 AM

    Listen in as Alexei Laushkin talks to Dr. Seth Bible the Director of Student Life at Southeastern Theological Seminary. Dr. Bible is the co-author along with Dr. Mark Liederbach of True North: Christ, the Gospel, and Creation Care. They talk about how Jesus gives us the clearest guidance when it comes to our care of God's Creation. Be sure to listen in!

  • A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Bell

    March 06,2013, 09:55 AM

    Listen in as Alexei talks with Dr. Daniel M. Bell a professor of theological ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina about his recent book The Economy of Desire Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World. They talk about the divine economy, Christian charity, the role of work in the life of the Christian, and much more.

  • Lausanne Consultation Call to Action

    March 06,2013, 09:53 AM

    Listen in as Alexei talks with Ed Brown Director of Care of Creation Inc. and Senior Adviser to Lausanne's Creation Care Work. Ed gives us an update on the recent Lausanne Creation Care Consultation in Jamaica and the recently released Call to Action. For a brief background on the consultation click here. To sign the statement click here (how to sign is at the bottom).

  • Sandy & Climate Change- A Conversation with Katharine Hayhoe

    March 06,2013, 09:50 AM

    Listen in as Alexei talks with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University to talk about the science related to climate change and hurricanes and in particular the science around major weather events like Hurricane Sandy. They also talk about some of latest science around climate change. Katharine who along with her husband pastor Andrew Farley, is the author of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith Based Decisions.

    Katharine is a preeminent climate scientist who teaches at Texas Tech University. She publishes regularly and talks and consults with a wide range of groups on the implications of climate change for the world today.

    Be sure to listen in!

  • A Conversation with Timothy Dalrymple

    September 14,2012, 10:29 AM

    Listen in as I talk with Timothy Dalrymple of Patheos.com. We chat about the Evangelical Channel for Patheos.com, evangelicals & politics, and much more. You can read more of Tim's writing at Philosophical Fragments.


  • A Conversation with Susan Emmerich

    September 14,2012, 10:26 AM

    Listen in as we talk with Dr. Susan Emmerich Director of the Creation Care Program for the Center for Law and Culture at Olivet Nazarene University. We'll be talkibg about her seminal work on Tangier Island and the teaching seminars she now offers based on that work. The work was made into a full documentary When Heaven Meets Earth.

    • If you are in the San Diego area be sure not to miss her upcoming seminar at Point Loma Nazarene University Saturday, September 29, 2012. The one-day practicum will explore biblical principles of stewardship and conflict management based on Susan Emmerich's faith-based stewardship work on Tangier Island shown in her film When Heaven Meets Earth: Faith, Environment and the Chesapeake. Participants will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to apply these methods and principles at the community level.You can be in touch with Susan directly via the Center at
    • 815-928-5552 or via e-mail at susan.emmerich@gmail.com.
    • View an article explaining her work
    • View the website to see the movie trailer and accompanying study guides and many of the companion documents to Susan's work.
  • Podcast with Ed Brown

    September 14,2012, 10:21 AM

    Listen in as Alexei talks with Ed Brown Executive Director of Care of Creation Inc. on his recent appointment as Lausanne's Senior Associate for Creation Care.

    Creation Care Inc. is an environmental organization formed in 2005 to bring together twoimportant themes: Love for God's People, and love for God's world.

    Care of Creation Inc. is also a missions organization. Simply stated, they believe that missions and care for God's creation belong together.

    Learn about Lausanne's Advisors by clicking here.

    Learn about This is Our Father's World by clicking here.

    Learn how to stay in touch with Creation Care Inc. by clicking here.

  • Talking with the Leaders of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

    September 14,2012, 08:32 AM

    Pollution and climate change have repercussions for many of today's pressing issues from the health of our children, to global and domestic poverty, to jobs and economic growth. This makes how we care for God's creation one of the greatest moral challenges of our time. And as Christians, we also know it is a challenge that cuts to the heart of how we promote and cherish life.

    The reality of climate change is already being felt here in the U.S. and around the world in the form of extreme weather and health impacts, which most affect the unborn, poor, and powerless. It is time for America to tackle this great moral challenge. Doing so protects life and abides by Christ's teaching to love one another and care for the least of these, who will be hit hardest by climate change.

    Unfortunately, our country's leaders are not stepping up to this great challenge.

    But our young people are!

    I want to introduce you to a living embodiment of hope in our fight to overcome climate change. It's a just-launched effort called Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (Y.E.C.A.). EEN's own Ben Lowe serves as National Organizer and Spokesperson for Y.E.C.A., while EEN's Jim Ball serves as Senior Advisor. Y.E.C.A.'s Steering Committee, the decision-making body for Y.E.C.A., is made up of young evangelical leaders from across the country.

    The Y.E.C.A.'s Call to Action will give you a good sense of what they're about. Here's a quote:

    We believe that God is calling us to take action towards overcoming the climate crisis. For us, this means living as good stewards of God's creation, advocating on behalf of the poor and marginalized, supporting our faith leaders when they stand up for climate action, holding our political leaders accountable for responsible climate policies, and mobilizing our generation and the larger church community to join in. Together, with the LORD's help, we can overcome the climate crisis.

    Here's a recent podcast featuring Rachel Lamb a recent graduate of Wheaton College, Keane McCullum an undergraduate at Messiah College, Rick Herron a senior at Yale University, and EEN's Ben Lowe. Be sure to listen in!

  • A Conversation with Sandra McCracken

    September 14,2012, 08:27 AM

    Listen in as Alexei talks with Sandra McCracken an independent singer-songwriter whose smart, soulful blend of folk and gospel is as progressive as it is timeless. Alexei and Sandratalk about her upbringing and her exposure to birding. They talk about some of her favorite creation centered hymns including "This is my Father's World" by Maltbie D. Babcock and one of her recent projects Rain for Roots (featured below) which includes the song "God Makes Everything." Listen in as she talks about a recent convesration she had with Peter and Marinda Harris of A Rocha International on the role of hope in creation care. Alexei and Sandra talk about what role creation plays in reminding us of our need for God and about resources for children including these bible studies for children from A Rocha USA.

    You won't want to miss this. Be sure to listen in!

    Over the past 13 years, McCracken has released seven studio albums and two duo EPs with her husband Derek Webb; most recently, she has teamed up with a side band, Rain for Roots, to record and produce an album of children's songs. She is a founding contributor of the Indelible Grace hymn project, and her re-tuned hymns are sung in congregations across the country. McCracken currently lives, writes, and records at her home in East Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Derek Webb, and their two children.

  • Extreme Weather, A Conversation with Katherine Hayhoe

    September 14,2012, 08:21 AM

    With much of the eastern half of the United States being pelted with extreme weather and extreme heat and the western half experiencing severe wildfires I sat down with Katharine Hayhoe, who along with her husband pastor Andrew Farley, is the author of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith Based Decisions to talk about recent events and the latest science around climate change.

    Katharine is a preeminent climate scientist who teaches at Texas Tech University. She publishes regularly and talks and consults with a wide range of groups on the implications of climate change for the world today.

    Be sure to listen in!

  • Creation Care Podcast, A Rocha Canada

    September 14,2012, 08:16 AM

    We get to know the work of A Rocha Canada in this podcast with Leah Kostamo. Hear about how A Rocha Canada is engaging churches to help bring fresh foods to inner city Winnipig.

    Here's a video of the 'Just Growing' project

    Listen in as Leah talks about how her family got involved with helping to found A Rocha Canada. Alexei and Leah talk about the disconnect between those involved in the sciences and authentic Christian faith. They also talk about the biblical narrative of creation care and how God has helped grow A Rocha Canada through missional creation care. A Rocha Canada has projects in Canada and supports a number of A Rocha projects overseas.

  • Creation Care Podcast, A Faith of Our Own

    June 29,2012, 12:34 PM

    Every day, major headlines tell the story of how Christianity is attempting to influence American culture and politics. But statistics show that young Americans  are disenchanted with a faith that has become culturally antagonistic and too closely aligned with partisan politics. In this personal yet practical work, Jonathan Merritt uncovers the changing face of American Christianity by uniquely examining the coming of age of a new generation of Christians.

    Listen in as Alexei talks with Jonathan about growing up the son of a Southern Baptist President, a graduate of liberty University, and his own process of taking hold of the biblical heritage of evangelical faith. You won't want to miss this personal and insightful conversation.

    You can learn more about Jonathan and read more of his writing at http://jonathanmerritt.com/.

  • Creation Care Podcast, Almost Amish

    March 19,2012, 10:34 AM

    Host Alexei Laushkin talks with Nancy Sleeth, co-founder and Managing Director of Blessed Earth. Nancy travels throughout the U.S. speaking and writing about faith and the environment and has written her latest book Almost Amish, One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life being published by Tyndale Publishing this spring. Nancy is also the author of Go Green, Save Green, the first-ever practical guide for going green from a faith perspective. Nancy specializes in leading workshops on the nuts and bolts of stewardship practices at home, work, school, and church and facilitating women's retreats on Sabbath practices, simplicity, and sustainability. She and Matthew Sleeth recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. They are the parents of Clark (a fourth year medical student) and Emma (creation care speaker/author for teens and young adults).

    Click here to learn more about the work of Blessed Earth.

  • Creation Care Podcast, Pollution in China

    March 29,2012, 14:28 PM

    Host Alexei Laushkin talks with John Elwood of the Clothesline Report and board member of the Evangelical Environmental Network on his recent trip to China and Tyler Amy coordinator for Renewal: Students Caring for Creation. Listen in as they talk about the impacts of environmental pollution on the people of China and how Tyler came to his own interest in creation care.

    Click here to stay up to date with the Clothesline Report and here to learn more about Renewal: Students Caring for Creation.

  • Creation Care Podcast, a Conversation with Fred Van Dyke

    March 07,2012, 11:19 AM

    Listen in this week as I talk with Dr. Fred Van Dyke recently named Executive Director of the Au Sable Institute and Richard Gasaway author of An Inconvenient Purpose. On the first part of the show we'll be exploring the theological basis for creation care through one of Dr. Van Dyke's recent works Between Heaven and Earth, Christian Prospectives on Environmental Stewardship. We'll hear why Dr. Van Dyke wrote the book and explore some of the rich content of this excellent resource.

    In the second half of our show I talk with Richard Gasaway author of An Inconvenient Purpose: Linking Godly Stewardship and Alternative Energy. We'll talk about some of the current challenges facing God's creation and how Christians ought to explore some of the energy challenges.

    Richard Gasaway is a professional electrical engineer who has more than 18 years of experience in electrical power plant design.

    Rick earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in 1990 from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Married with one son, Rick loves to snow ski and watch St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Every year since he was 12, Rick had made Christmas ornaments out of bread dough, and says they are "marvelous conversation starters." Rick and Danielle Bounds, Miss Earth, USA, clean up the land around Indian Creek, Overland Park, KS. Rick may be contacted at rick@aninconvenientpurpose.com 

    Be sure to listen in!

  • Creation Care Podcast, Climate Science

    December 07,2010, 14:05 PM

    This week listen in as we talk with Katherine Hayhoe who along with her husband Andrew Farley authored of A Climate for Change. We'll be chatting about the causes of climate change and its implications for daily life. We'll be exploring key questions:

    • is climate change really happening?
    • isn't it caused by sun spots?
    • what does this mean for me?

    There are lots of books on climate change but as my friend John Murdock says only one of them starts out like this: 'We're Christians. We don't worship the earth. We worship the Creator of the universe... We don't believe that life came from nothing or that humans evolved from apes. We don't believe in government running our lives or in destroying the economy to save the earth ... Now let's talk about global warming." Check out John's reposted review at The Creation Care Blog.

  • Creation Care Podcast, is Mercury Pro-Life?

    March 03,2012, 07:30 AM

    EEN's Creation Care Radio Hour is back from taking a short break this fall. Listen in as host Alexei Laushkin talks about EENs Mercury & The Unborn work and as he checks in with two Pro Life leaders Dean Ohlman host of the Wonder of Creation site and Dai Sup Han of Prayer Surge NOW!

    Be sure to listen in!

  • Creation Care Podcast, Plant with Purpose

    October 21,2010, 06:37 AM

    Listen in to this special edition of The Creation Care Radio Hour as we talk with Scott Sabin of Plant with Purpose about the intersection of poverty, environmental degradation, and spiritual hope. Since 1984 Plant with Purpose has helped more than 100,000 people in some 230 villages lift themselves out of poverty through our holistic approach to sustainable development. Click here to read Scott's Creation Care Blog post.

    Plant With Purpose is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the rural poor. Our three-part, environmental, economic, and spiritual approach to sustainable development transforms the communities and people we work with in the following ways.

    1. Improved Quality of Life
    As a result of our work, children and adults enjoy improved health, children attain higher levels of education and women experience greater equality and economic security.

    2. Restored Relationships
    Plant With Purpose initiatives help strengthen family relationships, the relationship between people and their environment, and the relationship between people and God.

    3. Self Sufficiency
    Our synergistic model of environmental and economic development teaches people to farm in ways that also protect the land, ensuring their long-term prosperity. As a result, these communities continue to thrive long after our work there ends.

    The Creation Care Radio Hour program is released every two weeks and is dedicated to topics in creation care. This is the last episode for 2011.

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