Are we able to imagine how love, taking root in our hearts, might change the world? Can we imagine a love that powerful, or more appropriately, a power that loving?
Tag: Season of Creation
Sermon: Sunday, September 13, 2015: First Sunday in Creation — Planet Earth Sunday
We betray God’s abundance by creating scandalous poverty, even as we pretend that there are no limits to what we can extract from the earth, or the ocean, or the land.
Sermon: Sunday, September 14, 2014: Land Sunday, Season of Creation
With increased urbanization comes increased consumption. For example, urban populations consume much more food, energy and durable goods than rural populations. These patterns of consumption have been shown to actually change weather patterns around cities, and the pollution created by these massive centers of human congregation flow out from the city to the countryside through contaminated waterways that infuse the land from which our food is grown. So the curse pronounced upon the land returns to the ones whose actions initiated the curse in the first place, as Genesis says again “and now you are cursed from the ground.” (Gen. 4:11)