Tag Archive: earth stewardship

Gratitude for God’s Bounty

So many places in our world celebrate the harvest of crops in this season, and for Christians (like our Jewish forebears), harvest is a time to give thanks to God for the abundance of God’s gifts.  Christine Sine shares a prayer “God of the Bountiful – A Harvest Prayer”.

Live Green as Spiritual Practice

  Many Christians now understand that we human beings have received the earth and all its resources as a stewardship entrusted to us by God, not to be “used up”, but to be cared for graciously.  This offers us new opportunities for spiritual practice on very practical levels.  Recycling can be prayerful.  Hanging out laundry…

Household Economics

The Well-Being of the Whole Household “To choose simplicity is to live into complicated questions without easy answers, taking on step that may make another step possible.”                         – Sharon Daloz Parks Good economic practice — positive ways of exchanging goods and services — is about the well-being, the livelihood, of the whole household.  The practice…

Green Discipleship

A Spiritual Discipline of Earth-Stewardship The season of Lent is just around the corner.  Traditionally, Christians have taken up a special devotional or service practice for this season of preparing for Easter.  This year, consider adding a new earth-stewardship practice to what you already do. Perhaps one of the most powerful statements connecting Christian faith…

Lenten Carbon Fast

Lent is just around the corner, and many Christians “give up” or fast from something in Lent as a spiritual discipline to make themselves more aware of their discipleship in daily life.  One way to reflect on stewardship of creation as a spiritual discipline in daily life is to take up an “carbon fast” for…