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Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

by Mark L. Yackel-Juleen (Author) Rural contexts are often over-looked, treated as "flyover land." But because everyone must eat, rural communities and ...
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Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

During the season of Lent (or any other time of introspection), share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship ...
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The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery (Herald Press, 2021)

White settlers saw land for the taking. They failed to consider the perspective of the people already here. In The ...
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Enchantments of the Mississippi: a contemplative journey of time and place (2022)

Enchantments of the Mississippi: a contemplative journey of time and place (2022)

Thomas Becknell has taken a deep and lingering look into one of our greatest rivers. Folded into the ripples of ...
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Parable of the Sower (1993)

Parable of the Sower (1993)

Octavia E. Butler's dystopian tale offers a wealth to the imagination for any Bible Study/Creation Care team to wrestle with.  ...
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Did God Create the Universe? (2019)

Did God Create the Universe? (2019)

By Rev. Carmelo Santos, Ph.D. Find out more directly at: GodandtheBrain.com “Where does God live?” Has your child ever asked ...
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A Grounded Faith: Reconnecting with Creator and Creation in the Season of Lent (2022)

A Grounded Faith: Reconnecting with Creator and Creation in the Season of Lent (2022)

Find out more about how to become engaged with a community of others readers working through this devotional at EcoFaith ...
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17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade Here are 17 ideas excerpted from my book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, ...
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A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008). A New Climate ...
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Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges--including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic ...
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Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine ...
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Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew ...
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Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

After several years of research and writing and teaching, with worldview-altering insights into Nature's natural sciences and life's experience, "Amending ...
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Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press, 2013)

Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press, 2013)

The increasingly pressing situation of Planet Earth poses urgent ethical questions for Christians. But, as Cynthia Moe-Lobeda argues, the future ...
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Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species ...
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Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community (Fortress Press, 2010)

Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community (Fortress Press, 2010)

While many manuals advise clergy and congregants on tactics for church survival or thriving, few address the deepest identity, shape, ...
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Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach (Orbis Books, 2015)

Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach (Orbis Books, 2015)

This valuable classroom resource explores a number of issues in social and environmental ethics and provides resources for engaging in ...
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Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy (Fortress Press, 2009)

Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy (Fortress Press, 2009)

Energy issues and climate change have loomed up from issues at the horizon to confront humanity directly and vitally. They ...
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Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011)

Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011)

Ethnography as Christian Theology is widely considered to be a primary resource in the new and growing field of Christian ...
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Seeing-Remembering-Connecting: Subversive Practices of Being Church (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016)

Seeing-Remembering-Connecting: Subversive Practices of Being Church (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016)

This book draws from Bloomquist's many years and formative experiences as a pastor, theologian, activist, seminary professor, and speaker in ...
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God, Creation and Climate Change: Spiritual and Ethical Perspectives (Lutheran University Press, 2009)

God, Creation and Climate Change: Spiritual and Ethical Perspectives (Lutheran University Press, 2009)

Climate change threatens the future of the planet and raises deeply spiritual and ethical questions. Biblical scholars, theologians and ethicists ...
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Abel Emerging: A Reconsideration of the Christian Story for a Sustainable World (Beaver's Pond Press, 2009)

Abel Emerging: A Reconsideration of the Christian Story for a Sustainable World (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2009)

Abel Emerging, is a passionate, even lyrical, invitation for thoughtful people to re-frame the dominant narrative of the Christian story ...
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(Re)considering Christianity - An Expedition of Faith Joining Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Sustainability (Beaver's Pond Press, 2012)

(Re)considering Christianity – An Expedition of Faith Joining Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Sustainability (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2012)

For the person considering the Christian faith for the first time, especially one with a scientific background, (Re)considering Christianity will ...
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Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)

Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)

Climate Church, Climate World argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, ...
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Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit

Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit

author: Leah D. Schade Informed by years of experience as an environmental activist and minister, Leah Schade equips preachers to interpret ...
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Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Behold the Lilies: Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature:  A Primer  (2017) Read a chapter: From Lake Wobegon to the ...
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GreenFaith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth

GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth

GreenFaith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth gives concrete examples and tips that will help people of faith and ...
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A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology by Ben Stewart is excellent for worship committees and small group study. Check ...
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Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (New York: Penguin, 2005) Knowledge of environmental issues and ...
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A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael Northcott (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2005). In this groundbreaking book Northcott examines theological ...
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