This is my father’s world

I have to admit it. When I was told, a few weeks ago, that tonight — instead of the normal Wednesday night Bible study — we would be viewing a worldwide, live simulcast about environmental stewardship, I rolled my eyes just a little bit. I figured it would be finger-wagging, political — all the things that give care for the environment an undeserved bad name.

I would hereby like to apologize.

“Hope For Creation,” interdenominational but strongly endorsed by the United Methodist Church, was inspiring, challenging yet upbeat, and thoroughly Biblical (even, at a few points, evangelical), while at the same time noting that the people of the Earth must work together across sectarian lines to solve this problem.

This telecast is well, well worth your time, and it will be available for viewing for the next week at It’s motivated me to take a second look at simple things I could be doing to consume less and be a better steward.

Matthew Sleeth is a humble, soft-spoken man with an incredibly powerful message about care for the environment. I would really like to see the film series Blessed Earth has produced, an excerpt from which was shown during the simulcast.

Do not miss this.