Archive for the ‘Creation Care’ Category

Power Struggles with the Untamed: What Nature Can Teach You About Yourself

When you learn to ride a horse, you become painfully aware of two things. The first is that the reins in front of you are just an illusion of control. The second is that, no matter how strong your thighs are, if that horse decides you belong on the ground, there’s a good likelihood you’ll end up...
April 29th, 2014 | Creation Care, Culture, Literature | Read More

Pornography, PETA Style

I would have thought that anyone arguing for a connection between PETA and pornography would have to suggest that objectification of women expressed via pornography was comparable to the objectification of animals in the meat industry production lines. Treating women like pieces of meat and then treating...
August 22nd, 2011 | Creation Care, Culture, Featured, Human Rights, Politics, Social Experiments, Social Justice | Read More

Because Beating the Russians Wasn’t Enough: Crafting A Martian Narrative

Joi Weaver proposes that space exploration, that boon of sci-fi fans and writers, lacks a compelling narrative outside the scientific community. It’s ironic that a subject that has served so many artists so well may itself suffer from poor storytelling, but the ongoing shut down of poorly-funded...
August 1st, 2011 | Art & Literature, Blogging, Creation Care, Culture, Media, Other, Science, Technology | Read More

The Four-Legged Mirror

Terrence Malick’s astounding film Tree of Life opens with Jessica Chastain’s breathy monologue, explaining that there are two ways in this life, the way of nature and the way of grace. No film embodies that dichotomy more practically than Buck. You know who Buck Brannaman is, even if you don’t...
July 19th, 2011 | Creation Care, Culture, Film, Other | Read More

Bill Gates on Terrapower – Lunch w/ TED

Microsoft founder Bill Gates thinks we need to drive energy down to zero carbon emissions. Personally, I’m suspicious about the motivations and claims made by proponents of human-caused climate change theories. However, as a Christian I believe that we are called to be good stewards of God’s...
March 25th, 2010 | Creation Care, Lunch with TED | Read More

A Killer in Captivity

The killer whale killing of this last Wednesday has received a lot press. Video footage of the trainer’s shocking death has gone viral, which hackers have used as a vehicle to spread actual viruses. This has aroused as much righteous indignation as the prurience which motivates millions of hits...
March 2nd, 2010 | Bioethics, Creation Care, Media | Read More

Everyday Justice and Lent

“Welcome, dear feast of Lent!” George Herbert, English country priest and poet wrote in Lent (1633). Last week, the western church entered the season of solemn preparation to remember Christ’s great sacrifice and victory over sin and death, and in a short while our eastern brothers and sisters...
February 23rd, 2010 | Book Reviews, Creation Care, Human Rights, Other, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

Global Warming: Facts, Fiction, and Freedom

Global warming might be real, but that doesn’t mean you have to do anything about it.  In fact, if your actions are motivated by guilt or fear, Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley would rather you didn’t act at all. Hayhoe and Farley are the authors of A Climate For Change: Global Warming...
January 25th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Creation Care, Culture, Media, Science | Read More

Provision and Progress

Michael Pollan is a rising star in the world of food. His recent book, In Defense of Food, was reviewed on Evangelical Outpost not long ago, he appears in a film now in theaters, and in a soon-to-air PBS documentary. He’s garnered attention on speaking tours and in a variety of articles, including...
November 10th, 2009 | Creation Care, Culture, Media | Read More

In Defense of Darkness

It is no real surprise that one of the primary metaphors in Scripture for the dominion of sin and evil ruled over by Satan is that of Darkness. We are diurnal creatures, light-loving and day-inhabiting. We have colloquially marked the development of culture by harnessing fire, defining anthropological...
October 6th, 2009 | Creation Care, Culture, Technology | Read More