How God Speaks through Signs in the Heavens

"How God speaks through signs in the heavens" with image of solar eclipse

Two “heavenly” phenomena happened this spring here in the US: a complete solar eclipse and a solar storm that caused widespread northern lights. I didn’t travel to the “path of totality” for the April 8th eclipse. And May’s northern lights …

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20 Meaningful Bible Verses about Nature

"The Natural World in the Bible" with images of a flower, pebbles and a snowy birch tree

Did you know there are hundreds of verses in the Bible that talk about nature or use something in the natural world to teach us a life lesson? If you love nature and the outdoors like I do, it’s pretty …

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Build Christian Community through Outdoor Adventure

"Build Christian Community Outside" with image of a group of women standing on shore with canoe paddles and canoes

There’s so much in our Bible about what healthy Christian community looks like. And the outdoors is one of the best places to build it! Community could mean an individual church…THE Church…families…friend groups…roommates…church staff…ministry staff…classmates. There are tons of ways …

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Hearing God Speak in the Outdoors

"Hearing God speak in the Outdoors" with image of a man standing on a mountaintop, overlooking more mountains

There are several stories in the Bible of the Lord speaking clearly to people who were in the wilderness. I should point out that people in Biblical times didn’t go to the wilderness for fun adventures like we do today. …

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What the Bible Says about Jesus as Creator

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We know from the Bible’s very first verse that God is the Creator of heaven and earth. But what about Jesus? What does He have to do with creation? While the Old Testament is filled with prophecies and hints about …

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Why Should We Be Thankful People?

"In Everything Give Thank" with image of woman hiker standing among tall pines

As followers of Jesus, why should we be thankful people? Even the MOST thankful people of all? It’s Thanksgiving week in America as I write this. Ironic that this annual holiday is sandwiched—and often eclipsed—between marketing campaigns for us to …

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What the Bible Says about Nature and Creation

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When most people think about the Bible and nature, what comes to mind is Genesis and the creation story. Period. But the Bible says a whole lot more! “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” Genesis 1:1 …

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