Creation and Evolution

Living, as I do, in the birthplace of Charles Darwin you get a lot of news about our famous son and therefore a lot about evolution too. Next year is the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth, so we’ll hear an awful lot more. Darwin even has his own festival. Anyway, today on BBC news was this article on the rise of creationism in the UK (Luke Wood share his thoughts on the article here), with some interesting links including to this article on how creationism should be discussed but not taught…

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Challies reads on creation care

One of the best known Christian bloggers is Canadian Tim Challies, his blog is well worth reading even if only to see what makes a great blog. Tim devours books in a way that I devour my wife’s chocolate biscuits. Anyway he’s been reading recently on the issues relating to the environment.His book reviews are always thoughtful, insightful and usually helpful, I recommend checking out his blog and reading the following reviews: Francis Schaeffer’s Pollution and the Death of ManMatthew Sleeth’s Serve God, Save the PlanetAl Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth

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Lifestyle changes

It’s a while since I’ve posted on the subject of sustainable ways of living, but it’s certainly not gone away. So it was an encouragement to me to read this post by Mark Heath and he makes some interesting points. On Global Warming: “It seems that the consensus is that global warming is real and man-made, although every now and then I come up against skeptics (some more believable than others). To be honest, I’m not sure I really need to know. Most of the “good for the environment” things…

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von Ruhland on: Creation Care

“Stopping climate change is not the reason we should be attempting to live more simply in the first place. The point about, say,…travelling by public transport instead of your own private car…is that such actions have their own intrinsic worth. Such green practices express a level of esteem for the world around us and the community we live in.” From a short article in Faithworks magazine (summer 2008) p9. Catherine von Ruhland is the author of Living with the Planet: Making a difference in a time of climate change If…

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Environmental sin

Jeremy over at Make Wealth History has been posting some good stuff on the state of the environment in the past few days. Did you know there is a pile of rubbish in the sea bigger than the US? There is. What a shocker. Can’t think of a clearer sign of environmental sin than this or a better reason to think about what we consume and therefore throw away. Talking of throwing away – that’s what we do to 1/3 of the food we buy. When you think just a…

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Book Review: Monster

So this is the fiction book I read, not what I’d normally choose but there it was on my shelves unread and now it isn’t. Christian fiction isn’t always that great but Peretti is a decent writer and Monster isn’t bad. Whatever you think of his plot devices, he writes with good pace, reasonable dialogue and vivid descriptions so the pages turn quickly and easily. There are some good twists and turns and there’s a fair bit more blood and gore than you may have expected. However the central plot…

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Book Review: Serve God Save the Planet

Serve God Save the Planet was part of our holiday reading and both the better half and I found it refreshing to read of Americans that cared. Sleeth has done some drastic trimming of his families lifestyle (although to be fair it did sound a bit bloated), now living in a house that is smaller than his previous garage! For those new to the whole issue of changing lifestyle to care for the gift of creation this is an excellent place to start, same goes if you want a straightforward…

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