by John Mark Hicks, Bobby Valentine, & Mark Wilson
The world around you isn't a playground for a mission field. It's more than that...
Embracing Creation tells the story of the relationship between God, humanity, and Creation. God calls humanity to preserve, develop, and love his good Creation, his cosmic temple. Recalling the original story of Creation, the authors retell the story of Israel, Jesus, and the Church in light of God's love for the cosmos. Through the resurrection of Jesus, God redeems humanity and Creation from the bondage of death.
Learn to embrace Creation—protecting the earth's resources, subduing its chaos. Rejoicing in its gifts, and meditating on its splendor in worship. God created something good and intends to make it even better. The good Creation is not to be annihilated but made new for an eternal habitation of God with humanity.
John Mark Hicks is a professor of theology at Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a PhD in Reformation and post-Reformation history from Westminister Theological Seminary.
Bobby Valentine ministers with the Palo Verde Church of Christ in Tucson, Arizona. He holds an MA in church history and an MDiv from Harding Graduate School of Religion, Memphis, Tennessee.
Mark Wilson lives in Helena, Montana, and retired from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012 after a 36-year career involving conservation work in eight states. He holds master’s degrees in both biology (University of South Dakota) and theology (Harding School of Theology).
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