Tag Archives: God’s Ideal

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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Peace Without Borders

As we enter this new year with a new President and new administration in the US, some of us may be feeling a bit unnerved.  We are seeing President Trump carry out campaign promises.  He has issued an executive order … Continue reading

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An Advent Message

O Zion, You who bring good tidings, Get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings, Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, be not afraid; Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your … Continue reading

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Do Unto Others

The Bible says do unto others as we would have them do unto us (Matthew 7:12). It says that whatsoever [we] do to the least of these [we] do to God (Matthew 25:40-45). So what are these verses telling us, … Continue reading

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Will Animals Be Resurrected And With Us In Heaven And On The New Earth?

It’s that time of year, Fall for some, and in many places around the world, like here in Minnesota USA, the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning beautiful colors – all sorts of shades of reds and golds … Continue reading

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Celebrate Saint Francis Day For the Animals

“Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD. How precious is … 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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Tearing Down the Walls – Part Two

Last week (Part One) we left off with a question:  Does the church take seriously enough the divisions between humans and animals which Jesus shed blood over in order to reconcile ALL things to himself, as Colossians 1:19,20 points out?

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Tearing Down the Walls – Part One

I watched this sermon, “Tearing Down The Tower,” about demolishing the tower of babel.  The main point is that part of what Jesus did on the cross was destroy the dividing lines, creating one humanity under Christ.  With all the … Continue reading

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Cultivating Non-Violence in a Violent World

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war … Continue reading

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Testifying to the Truth and Creation

Jesus’s Mission: The Truth In our age of moral and cultural relativism the mere mention of the word ‘truth’ can seem totally out of place. ‘What is truth?’ was Pilate’s question, and yet Jesus before him proclaimed that the purpose … 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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An Enemy Has Done This – Part Three – Speaking to Our Churches About Animal Welfare

There has been a lot of progress since I first became involved in animal welfare issues with regard to people of faith speaking out.  A lot of Facebook pages have risen up; Humane Society of the United States has a … Continue reading

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An Enemy Has Done This – Part Two – Destroying Creation Destroys God’s Revelation

In Part One, we left off with a series of questions.  Let’s look into the last one, “How does the enemy lie, divide, and conquer within animal welfare outreach efforts we try for God’s Kingdom?” Psalm 19:1-4 “The heavens tell … Continue reading

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