St. Andrew's Creation News

Jesus & Nature with Adam Bartholomew


This Sunday, October 31 at 1:00 pm

The Gospel of Mark and Creation with The Rev. Adam Bartholomew. We will hear the story of creation and the Gospel of Mark in new ways that will draw us into creative discussion around our environment and our relationships with each other that will help us consider how we can heal a broken world.

Here is an article that provides some background for Adam's talk. Take a look at it before the zoom meeting. 
http://www.standrewpa.org/special/JesusAndNature.pdf

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How: Supplemental Reading for this discussion is provided below but not required.
Healing All Creation: Genesis, the Gospel of Mark, and the Story of the Universe

A Conversation on Pope Francis' Encyclical

Laudato Si' (Praise be to You): On Care for Our Common Home (May 14, 2015)
Coming in November
Dates and times to be announced
George James will offer a 4-session conversation for reflection on the Christian response to the environmental crisis. The source for this reflection will be the Encyclical Letter Laudato si' of Pope Francis on care for our common home (24 May 2015).
To hear George's introduction to this event please go to our recorded service, October 17. http://standrewpa.org/video.php?showID=1720#video His description begins at time stamp 16:31.  More information coming soon.

Bio of George James:
George Alfred James, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, received his PhD from Columbia University in 1983.  He is author of Interpreting Religion (1995), and Ecology is Permanent Economy: The Activism and Environmental Philosophy of Sunderlal Bahuguna (2013).  He is also editor of the volume Ethical Perspectives on Environmental Issues in India (1999).  Over the past 35 years he has traveled extensively in India researching Indian environmental movements. His writings are published in such journals as International Philosophical QuarterlyWorldviews, and Zygon.  He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Religion, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, and the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.
Waves and foam erupt from the Pacific Ocean during high tide
at the mouth of the Quillayute River in La Push.
In the distance is James Island and the marker light at the river’s mouth.
Strong winds and rain pummeled the Peninsula on Sunday.
(Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News) 
Monday, October 25, 2021

Healing Creation

There are so many ways to get involved, In recent Creation enews tangible ways to promote healing of the Earth have been offered. Today we offer just two simple, but important things to do:

Talk about it with others in your life and

Go outside. Behold the beauty of the created order, and thank God for it. Healing comes about with love. We cannot love that which we do not see. We encourage you to stop and spend some looking at nature, really looking at it.  Soak it in. And give God thanks.

For the Beauty of the Earth
(music by John Rutter)

Theological Reflection on Creation


‘In Celtic wisdom we remember the earth as sacred. Every tree and bush, every flower and creature, every hill and mountain is on fire with the divine. … What we do to the body of the earth is what we do to the divine.’
 
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‘In Celtic wisdom we remember that our soul, the very heart of our being, is sacred. What is deepest in us is of God. Every child, every woman, every man, and every life-form is in essence divine. This is the truth that the Celtic tradition is inviting us to remember.’

Excerpts from Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to what our Souls Know and Healing the World by John Philip Newell
 
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