Mendocino County Shot: Trees at Sunrise

Trees at Sunrise (Mendocino County, CA). Olympus E-P1, Lumix 14mm f/2.5.

Trees at Sunrise (Mendocino County, CA). Olympus E-P1, Lumix . . . → Read More: Mendocino County Shot: Trees at Sunrise

Being Green Isn’t Just Trendy, It’s Social Justice

Everything is trying to be green these days. Visit any product website, take a stroll down the aisle at your local store, or glance at an ad, and chances are, there are a bunch of things touted as environmentally friendly. Especially in San Francisco, there’s a lot of movement to reduce consumption, understand your carbon footprint, . . . → Read More: Being Green Isn’t Just Trendy, It’s Social Justice

Seeing the World as a Gift

A great paragraph drawing on insights from the Eastern Orthodox tradition on seeing creation as a gift, not as something at our disposal:

The doctrine of creation, then, means that our created environment is touched by the hand of God, is a place where we can encounter God, and still in some way bears the traces of . . . → Read More: Seeing the World as a Gift

Translating 2 Cor 5:17 – “he is a new creation” or “there is a new creation”?

I got floored with a new insight in preparing for a sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:11-17 last Sunday. In verse 17, the translations I’ve always read said something like this: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” (see the 1984 NIV, ESV, NASB, HCSB, and others). However, when doing some study on this . . . → Read More: Translating 2 Cor 5:17 – “he is a new creation” or “there is a new creation”?