Tag Archives: Advocating for Animals

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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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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The Activism of Christ – Part Six – Conclusion

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five To put it simply, the sacrificial cult does not work. It never has worked. All those animal sacrifices were completely unnecessary. Even if … Continue reading

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Prayer Event “Loosing The Animals” Recap

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Five

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four I suspect the reason why most preachers focus only on the money changers is due to the words that Jesus spoke. In the Gospel of … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Four

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three ~ There is an often overlooked detail in the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus was not alone in his protest. After Jesus chased out those buying and … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Three

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Those who sold doves Last, but certainly not least, Jesus turns his attention to those selling doves for sacrifice. Whilst Jesus initially targeted those buying and selling cattle, He … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Two

For those who have not yet read Part One  The Sellers and Buyers In various Bible movies the temple marketplace has often been depicted as secular. We often imagine a scene where local people come to buy their groceries, tourists … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part One

Twice in Jesus ministry He is seen in the role of an activist, protesting in the temple. In the Gospel of John, Jesus goes into the Temple and makes a whip of cords and drives the animals and those selling … Continue reading

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Prayer As Spiritual Warfare – Part Two

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against … Continue reading

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Prayer As Spiritual Warfare – Part One

“You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving’. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise, they might see with … Continue reading

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Our Saviour Is With Us – Lent Reflections

The Lent season is upon us.  It is the season in which we celebrate our Saviour’s resurrection and the sacrifice He made in order to destroy the devil’s work (1 John 3:8) and provide a way for all of us … Continue reading

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