Category Archives: Creation Care

Praying Effectively For The Animals – Part Three

We started our prayer event by looking at James 5:16b and discussing what is meant by a righteous person and effectual prayer. Now we’ll discuss our study of the other part of James 5:16: “Confess your sins to one another … Continue reading

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Praying Effectively For The Animals – Part Two

In the first blog post of this ‘praying effectively’ series – based on our corresponding prayer event – we discussed James 5:16 and what it means to be a righteous person. Now, let’s examine our prayers themselves. Based on the … Continue reading

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Praying Effectively For The Animals

We’d love to hear from you throughout this blog series as we discuss how to pray effectively for the animals! [1] Of course, we also strive to partner with God in speaking and working toward their liberation from suffering. But … Continue reading

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Markings and Dag Hammarskjöld: A Secretary-General and the Path of Peace

“In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.” Dag Hammarskjöld (Introduction written by Kathy Dunn) We live in a world that is plagued by duality.  We can see signs of the beautiful and magnificent, … Continue reading

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Should Christians Care About Animal Welfare?

This week, we share with the Shepherding All God’s Creature’s audience an article by Timothy James Verret, Faith Outreach Volunteer for The Humane Society of the United States.  Timothy is a guest writer – we welcome him as a contributor on … Continue reading

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Christian Animal Welfarists Challenged (Part Three)

We ended (Part Two) on the Predatory World with the thought that Jesus tells His followers that He Himself would become the instrument of healing for the world as He is lifted up as a symbol of evil – on … Continue reading

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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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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part Three and Conclusion

The second extreme view of faith, which is focused on works alone, often leads to legalism and self-reliance, with resulting self-righteousness. It can distract from the importance of what Jesus did on the cross, and from Him as the way, the truth, … Continue reading

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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part Two

For those who have not read Part One The first extreme view of faith, which is focused on beliefs alone and is common in American evangelicalism, often leads to the perception that doubt is bad. One verse that has contributed to this … Continue reading

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How Losing My Faith Helped Me Find (Real) Faith – Part One

There are so many people who, as a result of this fallen world, don’t have loving family members.  Today in the U.S. it is Father’s Day, and some of you reading may be missing your dads, or depressed that you … Continue reading

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Messianic Time and Animals – Part Four and Conclusion

For those who have not read: Part One Part Two Part Three THE SABBATH: GOD’S TIME IN HISTORY As a tangible lesson of Messianic time and what it entails, in the Hebrew Bible we find the example of the Sabbath: … Continue reading

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Messianic Time and Animals – Part Three

For those who have not read: Part One Part Two LIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY The Bible presents what is essentially a dynamic view of righteousness. We are shown an initial ideal in the first two chapters of Genesis and are later … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen at War – Human and Animal

In the United States, today marks the day upon which Americans will honor the fallen at war.  Yet, how often during this day of remembrance will people think also of the animals that were part of our wars?  I would … Continue reading

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Messianic Time and Animals – Part Two

For those who have not read Part One. MESSIANIC  TIME  The radical contrast between the Christian and the secular view of time is both profound and startling. Whereas secular time varies between a view that sees history as an unending … Continue reading

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