Intersections is Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC’s) online quarterly on theory and practice related to international development. “Climate change is challenging MCC’s efforts to build healthy communities,…Read more
Intersections, Summer 2017
A column by Jane Bishop Halteman
Kingdom Teachings from Soil
“Danile brought samples of forest, woodland, and farmed field soils and talked about how soil is the source of life and not unlike the Spirit in its vitality,” writes columnist Jane Bishop Halteman. She is describing a worship service focused on soil during a Season of Creation series at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend, Ind. The essay reflects further on the parallels between the way soil is formed and “how the Divine works among us.” Read more.
Scholars, pastors and creation care practitioners gathered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary April 20 to 22 for Rooted and Grounded: A Conference on Land and…Read more
Thinkers and Doers Join at Rooted and Grounded Conference
From living stones to mining in Suriname, from climate change to solar panels, from biblical studies to immersion experiences, the third Rooted and Grounded conference at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary provided plenty of thought for those willing to think about relationships between humans, God and creation. “This conference blew my mind. I am not alone,” one attendee said.
Read The Mennonite’s write-up on the conference.
The Mennonite Features Creation Care
The March 2017 issue of The Mennonite focused on creation care. If you don’t subscribe, they make it easy for you to make a donation and read the issue online. Heather Wolfe, the MCCN creation care liaison from Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Church, wrote about her church’s journey. TM also included Jennifer Schrock’s article entitled, Ten Types of People Who Care About Creation. The version linked here is slightly longer–but free. See related diagram.
For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.Colossians 1:19 - 20