Digital download: Resources aimed at raising awareness of and concern for creation and ecology, taken from various books published by Wild Goose Publications.
In the past, Christianity and Christians have often viewed God’s good creation as somehow fallen, and have taken Genesis 1:26-28, where God gives humankind dominion over all created things, to mean domination rather than stewardship. Is this the reason for the crisis we are in now? Our treatment of and connection to the earth is one of the great issues of the 21st century. If we are to survive, we will need to find a healthier, more respectful connection to our planet. Here is a collection of resources that celebrates God’s creation as full of glory, and helps us to confess the sins of our past and to act for the future, before it is too late.
A new awareness is required, by Ron Ferguson
Dominion, by Ghillean Prance
Every time we see a rainbow, by John Harrison
How will the mountains judge us? by Kathy Galloway
Beauty in the fearsome, by Rosemary Power
At least two species, by Ghillean Prance
The first stream we crossed, by Ghillean Prance
All are yours, by George MacLeod
Reusing, byChris Polhill
Prayer of confession, by Ali Newell
A communion prayer, by Neil Paynter
All of creation, by Jenni Sophia Fuchs
A water blessing, by Chris Polhill
Night blessing, by Jan Sutch Pickard
Some suggested Bible readings
Some suggested songs
O taste and see (responses), by Neil Paynter
You are a wonder and a joy to us (responses), by Ian M Fraser
Sing praise and thanks to God (responses), by Chris Polhill
After the party (reading/reflection), by Peter Millar
A hymn for World Environment Day (words only, sung to the tune Sine Nomine), by Pat Bennett
The Wow of Creation (reading/reflection), by David Hawkey
Oh the life of the world (song: words and music), words by Kathy Galloway, music by Ian Galloway
Crucified Earth: A service of prayers for the environment, by Neil Paynter
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