Mankind’s Dominion, God’s Suffering Creatures, and Our Call to Merciful, Loving Stewardship
We are Disciples of Jesus who love His animal kingdom! Animals today are exploited on every level by man: factory farms, vivisection, fur farms, puppy mills, canned hunting and hunting in general as a sport, animals in entertainment, and others.
The focus of this site is on our special calling to help bring the voice of Christ to issues surrounding His animal Kingdom. In no way are we alienating the human race nor downplaying the many serious issues plaguing mankind; to the contrary. Christ’s love is indivisible. His call to us to care for the earth and the animals is as urgent as is our call within any issue plaguing mankind, as we witness for ourselves what is happening to the human race precisely because we have not heeded this particular call. There is room within the doctrine of the church for these issues. The call to practice Christ’s Kingdom values of love, kindness, mercy, non-violence extend to ALL He has made, first out of respect, love, and obedience to our Mutual Creator, and next, because as those created in His Image, we were created to do so.
I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same...read more
In this short booklet I attempt to answer some of the most common objections to veganism from the Bible. I have tried to keep my answers concise but for certain objections longer explanations were necessary to clarify the points made.
Ultimately, I seek to show that the arguments made against veganism are based on erroneous readings of key scriptural texts and an abuse of their context together with a misunderstanding of the overarching message of the gospel. In this sense…[read more]read more
The group ISAIAH is a multi-racial, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of faith communities fighting for racial and economic justice in Minnesota, USA. I get their newsletter. There is always something interesting they are doing and fighting for. They are a great...read more
Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah. ~Psalm 61:4 We often hear in the bible about God's wings. Writer's of the Psalms were especially fond of talking about his wings as a shelter; he who dwells beneath them would...read more
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. Jeremiah 15: 16 I have been particularly sad lately. With so much sad news about animals and earth issues, my...read more
Zengardner OneEurope Photo Proverbs 14:15 The naïve believes everything, but the prudent man considers his steps. I have not always been the wisest investor in stock. One of the companies I invested in years and years ago, before my environmentalism and animal welfare...read more
Cain and Abel make offerings. Genesis cap 4 vv 3-7. De Vos Wikimedia When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. Abel...read more
May and me awaiting the arrival of the congregation, which filled St Asaph Cathedral for our Animal Christian Concern - ACC Service Of Animal Blessing there in 1994! As I mentioned in Part One of this blog post, although the following Eulogy does include a brief...read more