Author Archives: Roslyne

The Forgotten Heroes And Victims Of War

The pain experienced by humans and animals as a result of war should never be forgotten.  WWI, in which 10 million soldiers died, also resulted in the deaths of 8 million military horses and over 8 million other animals.

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Christian Animal Welfarists Challenged (Part Two)

We ended (Part One) on Creation with Greg Boyd’s suggestion that, whether you believe in the Young Earth Theory; or in Evolution; or in some other view; the important thing that we all can agree on is simply the fact … Continue reading

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Christian Animal Welfarists Challenged (Part One)

Many people, animal welfarists particularly, have turned away from Christian churches, because they believe them to be insensitive to the needs of Creation.  In Christ all things are created and in Him all things are to be redeemed, but humankind, … Continue reading

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“Ox And Ass Before Him Bow”

Luke’s account of Christ’s birth doesn’t mention the presence of animals.  It just says that Mary “placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2 v 6).  However, the fact that we … Continue reading

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“Ox And Ass Before Him Bow”

Luke’s account of Christ’s birth doesn’t mention the presence of animals.  It just says that Mary “placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2 v 6).  However, the fact that we … Continue reading

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“Named In Love” Sarx Campaign

We would like to encourage everyone to enter photos for the Named In Love  competition currently being run by Sarx Christian Animal Welfare.  “Rethinking how society regards non-human life is of prime importance if the suffering of millions of animals … Continue reading

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A Whirlpool Of Attitudes

The task of Christian Animal Welfarists has always been twofold:- First, to persuade our fellow Christians that a concern for the wellbeing and rights of animals is not merely a sentimental idiosyncrasy, but an essential feature of Christian stewardship:  “They … Continue reading

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“The Whole Creation Has Been Groaning In Labour Pains” (Romans 8)

So much of what Jesus taught related to humanity’s obsession with wealth, possessions and power. Everything becomes a commodity and even God’s creatures are treated as such, as though they only exist for our convenience. But in Psalm 50, God’s … Continue reading

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What Kind Of God Do We Believe In?

As we move into the new year, Shepherding All God’s Creatures is going to be taking a look at and praying about what direction the Lord may be leading us in.  We will be in touch as to what that … Continue reading

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Our Redeemer is Born!

This Christmas holiday as many celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, let’s remember that not all on earth are experiencing good times.  Many live in extreme poverty, are homeless, experiencing loss, pain and suffering, being abused, exploited, are alone … Continue reading

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Are All Faiths Of Equal Value? Part Four

We ended (Part Three) with the thought that the responsibility to share the Gospel is always ours, “Then I was told, ‘Once again you must proclaim God’s message about many nations, races, languages and kings’” (Revelation 10 v 10). Green … Continue reading

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Are All Faiths Of Equal Value? Part Three

Redemption Of Creation We ended (Part Two) with the thought that God is a Creator – not a destroyer and within Him is infinite love and Blessing shared by all creatures, a love awaiting fulfillment in Christ, “And God made … Continue reading

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Are All Faiths Of Equal Value? Part Two

The Cross We ended (Part One) with the words, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.” Christ proclaimed this, amongst the teeming faiths of His day, and added, “The Father and I are one” (John 10 … Continue reading

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Are All Faiths Of Equal Value? Part One

 The ‘Greens’ We Have Lost In the early days of my involvement with animal welfare, I recall that in 1989, a major event took place in the UK, the ‘Canterbury Festival of Faith and the Environment’, hosted by the Worldwide … Continue reading

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Why Have Animal Services? Part Two

Bringing Animals Into Church We ended (Part One) with the thought that, today’s Church has been damaged by its reluctance to preach the true value of animals as God’s creatures, quite apart from their use to humans; thereby losing many … Continue reading

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