Climate Blog: Full Moon before Dawn

I sometimes wonder whether we are seeing the end of life as we know it or the beginning of life as we may learn to know it, in which humans live in harmony with God’s beautiful creation. As many people say, if we can get through the climate crisis and learn to live sustainably–even regeneratively–on […]

Climate Blog: Two Memorable Experiences

I was bursting today (Sunday 7/25) wishing for a chance to tell of two memorable experiences I had Saturday. Our local utility, LES, had a community energy event and Laurel and I had a chance to test drive a Tesla and a Chevrolet Volt. (Both were awesome but we actually preferred the Volt.) That evening […]

Climate Blog: Embracing Interdependence

I discovered lichen a couple of years ago and immediately became fascinated with their nature: a symbiotic relationship between two very different organisms (algae and fungi), their almost infinite variety, ubiquitousness, and benign presence in nature. I so look forward to discovering lichen whenever I walk in the woods–always reminded of God’s infinite love and wisdom […]

Climate Blog: Call to Active Stewardship

I watched Chasing Corral a few weeks ago and was alarmed at the harm and potential harm we, as God’s creatures, do to the planet and even universe by treating it as our possession rather than seeing ourselves as stewards of an amazing gift. Nature has always been seen by me as when I feel […]

We’ve all seen the news…

…the storms, the wildfires, the droughts. We know that continuing our present course will diminish human life. For the sake of the poor, for future generations, and for nature itself, society must become carbon neutral. The change is large, and it can be done. Presbyterian Climate Advocates are a small group of church leaders who […]

Climate Blog: Lament for Creation

This lament was written by Beth Snyder in response to the 2020-2021 PW/Horizons Bible study, “Into the Light–Finding Hope through Prayers of Lament” (lesson 7: Creation Laments), by P. Lynn Miller, M.Div. Creator God, I stand looking at our tall elm tree and see dead branches. I know you created this majestic tree that gives […]