A Review of the Nature Documentary “The Riot and the Dance”
Most nature documentaries include some language that refers to an underlying naturalistic understanding of origins. However, the recently released nature documentary “The Riot and the Dance” breaks this common pattern in a refreshing way.
Why I Care for the Creation
The creation of God was designed to exist in goodness and harmony. To keep this harmony, God entrusts human beings with the duty to take care of the earth. The message of Scripture encourages us to foster ethical behavior towards the creation, centered on caring and stewarding, for at least seven main reasons.
Organisms in Their Niche: Passive Modeling Clay or Problem-Solving Entities?
One person’s cultural background can bias their view about people from other cultures… even before they have ever met. Could people also have a bias about how they think about other creatures? It may even be possible that scientific culture could prejudice the way researchers see creature-environmental relations with the potential to bias whole research programs.
Microbes, Symbiosis, and the Lesson of Interdependence
A very common reaction to the thought of “microbes” is a compelling desire to slather up in hand sanitizer! However, it is seldom realized that the greatest majority of microorganisms are at the very least not harmful, and at the most necessary for human life! Many aspects of microbial interaction with our environment allow it to be so perfect for humans. Some of these aspects include oxygen generation,…
Conserving Island Earth
The world must have seemed like a big place to Helga Estby, a Norwegian woman who walked across America in the year 1896. Helga immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1871 at the age of 11. On May 5, 1896, at the age of nearly 36, Helga and her 18 year old daughter Clara set out to walk across the United States. They started from Mica Creek, in far eastern Washington state, and walked…
Teeming Creatures of the Sea!
The number of different kinds of living organisms is one measure of biological diversity, or what has become known as “biodiversity.” Our world’s oceans have the highest known biodiversity, second only to the number of species found in the tropical rainforest.
The True Colors of the Ocean
Have you ever snorkeled or scuba dove in a coral reef? If you have, and I asked you to describe the experience in less than five words, I bet your answer would be an explosion of color. Well, maybe you would express it slightly differently, but I am sure that you would include the word color in your description. Coral reefs are one of the most colorful spectacles of nature; electric blues, vivid yellows,…
Red in Tooth and Claw
During 1833, Arthur Henry Hallam died suddenly and unexpectedly. This would be one of those sad but unremarkable facts of history were it not for his close friendship with Alfred Lord Tennyson. Tennyson spent the next 17 years struggling with the death of his friend. During this time, Tennyson composed “In Memoriam,” a long poem that wrestles with the shock, sadness and despair he experienced and his…
Where Did Life Come From?
Among those who reject the Biblical record of God’s action in creating everything, including all living things, the process of chemical evolution from atoms to the first cell is usually explained something like this: elements reacted with each other spontaneously forming simple molecules. These simple molecules continued to react forming larger and more complex molecules such as the nucleotide building…
Keepers of the garden: Christians and the environment
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Let the wilderness be glad?: The Apocalypse and the environment
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Seventh-day Adventists and Ecology
Davidson, J. (2004). , in The Word of God for the People of God, Ron du Preez, PG Samaan, and REM Clouzet, eds. Collegedale, TN: Southern Adventist University, pp 35
Creator, creation, and church: Restoring ecology to theology.
Davidson, J. (2007). , Andrews University Seminary Studies, 45(1), 101-122.
Who cares? Environmental ethics and the Christian.
Davidson, J. (2009). , Adventist Review, June 25, 51-54.
Creation care and the Christian
Davidson, J. (2009). , Perspective Digest, 14(1-2), 7-19.
Resurrection of the world
Harper, B.W. (1993). , Spectrum, 22(5), 41-42.
Adventists and the good earth
Kwiram, A. (1993). , Spectrum, 22(5), 32.
Stewardship of the environment: An Adventist imperative
Mhlanga, P. (2000). , Christ in the Classroom, 26A, 251-270.
The ecological crisis: Changing the paradigm
Nascimento, E.P. (1999). , Christ in the Classroom, 24, 197-215.
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