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Green Congregations Promote Sustainability
Whether your church goes solar, diverts money from utilities to missions or plants a community garden, you can find creative and sustainable ways to model that the earth is the Lord’s.
Feature Story | May 28, 2013
Delight in Creation: When Science and Faith Talk
Calvin College and Calvin Seminary have teamed up to bring the voices of scientists into the consciousness of the church. Through “The Ministry Theorem” website and the new book Delight in Creation, Deborah Haarsma and Scott Hoezee have worked to foster fruitful conversations that connect the wonders of what science reveals about God’s creation with the ministries of the church.
Audio | February 22, 2013
Coop's Column - Creation's Choir Sings Hymns of Praise
It takes an act of slowing life down enough to cultivate wonder, which is one of the reasons God bids his children to practice Sabbath—to take a day off in order to savor life for the sheer and undeserved gift that it is, and then in turn to worship God and to give God thanks for it. This column includes an audio recording by Dale Cooper.
Reflection | Audio | February 15, 2012
Coop's Column- All Your Wondrous Works Proclaim
With so much around us to invite our curiosity and to evoke our wonder, a bored attitude toward life is sinful. A day’s adventure in the world ought to end, after all, with an exclamation point of thanksgiving to God.
Reflection | January 05, 2012
What exactly is a natural disaster? The intersection of ‘the average’ and 'the extraordinary.’
Article | December 15, 2011
Ordinary Time Resource Guide
This resource guide for Ordinary Time includes sermon ideas, worship songs and hymns, visual arts, and readings to help you plan “ordinary” worship—times in the church year outside the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. The season’s liturgical color is green, symbolizing a time of growth in the Christian life. This guide also includes ideas for worship on Christ the King Sunday, Thanksgiving, and All Saints’ Day/Reformation Sunday.
Resource Guide | July 08, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Exceptional
We focus on the Spirit’s work in creation—more specifically, on his act of creating each human being as a mirror of God.
Reflection | June 17, 2011