Spiritual Growth Project • All five blogs are due on Thursday, May 15th • Options if you need more experiences: • Spend a day in Akron w/ only $10 & no electronics • Eat at a soup kitchen • “Make up week” - do a project you missed in the past • Fast food fast, Media fast, Carpool week, Traditional Fast, H2O Project, Live Simply.
Care for Creation • Humanity is supported by creation and thus it needs to be taken cared for. • Everything we use comes from the natural world. • Integrity of creation - all aspects of creation has a specific role which serves the greater good • Humans have a unique role as stewards created in the Image and likeness of God. • Stewardship - the responsibility that people have to respect and care for all creation. • Creation is Sacramental - reveals God in a visible & tangible way
Mr. Schafer’s Top Ten ways to Care for God’s Creation • 12. Neither paper nor plastic: • Reusable shopping bags • 11. Use your kindergarten skills! • Share - library, tools, car, public transportation • 10. Use milk jugs as toys! • Recycles & buys recycled products • 9. The weirder the bulb, the better! • Uses CFL and LED lights & turns off lights • 8. Emotionally attached to drinking containers. • Uses Reusable water bottles & travel mugs
Mr. Schafer’s Top Ten ways to Care for God’s Creation • 7. Are you going to wear that? • Buys second hand clothes • 6. Take out the trash less. • Uses real (not disposable) plates, cups, & utensils • 5. Don’t let the dog in the bathroom. • If its yellow… • 4. Shorten the time it takes to get ready in the morning • Turns off the water in the shower while washing & short showers.
Mr. Schafer’s Top Ten ways to Care for God’s Creation • 3. Get your hands dirty • Plants a garden and has a compost pile for food waste • 2. Skip the diapers on kids (disposable ones, that is) • Uses cloth diapers on kids • 1. Use a wash board! • Washes (most) laundry in cold water and uses a clothes line year round. • What other ideas did you come up with?
Power over the earth • Mistaken view of “stewardship” • Earth has not value by itself • Ownership based on power • Earth is limitless in resources • Based on: • Short term thinking (instant gratification) • Distanced from natural world (products & disposal)
Story of Solutions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk • No impact man (hoopla)