CARING FOR CREATION

In all of life are to be inscribed the words ‘Holy unto the Lord.’ In the words of the great Dutch prime minister and pastor Abraham Kuyper, “There is not one inch of our Heavenly Father’s creation about which He does not say: ‘This is Mine.’


STUDY AND WORSHIP RESOURCE
Living Ecological JusticeLiving Ecological Justice: A Biblical Response to the Environmental Crisis
By Citizens for Public Justice  |  Available for $13.25 online at www.cpj.ca/lej

An accessible study and worship resource for broad ecumenical and cross-generational use and outreach, focused on faith and ecological justice issues. This learning guide is intended for anyone interested in learning more about ecological justice and seeking ways to live out these beliefs in daily life and public witness.

The 136-page resource, written by contributors from a broad spectrum of Christian denominations, is divided into three thematic sections:

  • protecting what we love
  • the Biblical case for creation advocacy
  • towards abundant life for all creation through worship and action

Each section explores four different issues with a scripture passage, reflection, discussion questions, activities and action ideas, and a prayer.


Consider celebrating Good Seed Sunday in your church – a national celebration for churches and community groups to engage their members with the inspirational vision of creation care.  The non-profit organization A Rocha Canada has developed a number of resources for pastors and Sunday school teachers to help share God’s love by caring for his creation.


BOOK RECOMMENDATION 
Salvation Means Creation Healed: The Ecology of Sin and Grace – Overcoming the Divorce between Earth and Heaven

By Howard A. Snyder, Joel Scandrett  |  Available from READ On Bookstore

The Bible promises the renewal of all creation—a new heaven and earth—based on the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For centuries this promise has been sidelined or misunderstood because of the church’s failure to grasp the full meaning of biblical teachings on creation and new creation.