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!
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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Listen in this week as we talk with Scott Sabin Executive Director of Plant with Purpose and Author of Tending to Eden. We'll talk about how Scott got into this vocation, the heart of Plant with Purpose, and the challenges of development work focused on reducing poverty, creating industry, and empowering local ministry.
Be sure to check out Scott's book by clicking here
Listen in this week, our first segment features Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of Northland Church, a Church Distributed and a leader in biblical creation care. The second segment is an excerpt of a recent talk given by Alexei Laushkin on the biblical case for creation care. If you'd like to learn more about talks given by EEN or our creation care teaching institute please e-mail us at email@example.com.