God’s Gardeners: Creation Care Stories from Singapore and Malaysia

Edited by Melissa Ong and Prarthini M. Selveindran

Foreword by Peter Harris

Graceworks, December 2019

God's Gardeners (cover image)

What does caring for God’s creation look like where we are? The book presents a refreshing local perspective on the distinctiveness of Christian environmental ethics, seeks to encourage fellow Christians on this creation care journey, and inspire those who have yet to begin.

This collection of stories marks Singapore’s first book on creation care. Each story captures how ordinary Christians from different walks of life have humbly put their faith into radical action, and integrated the biblical ethos of creation care into the everyday. The writers reflect on creation care as an organic part of the path of discipleship and missional living, rather than an imposed or burdensome duty.

The book presents a refreshing local perspective on the distinctiveness of Christian environmental ethics, seeks to encourage fellow Christians on this creation care journey, and inspire those who have yet to begin. Ultimately, it is an invitation to followers of Christ to care for God’s marvellous creation as an act of worship and love.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Peter Harris
Acknowledgements
Preface
The Ecology of Salvation and the Salvation of Ecology—Theological Overview by Andrew Peh

Ecology
1. Missional Creation Care by David Gould
2. Building a Building and a People by Goh Wei Leong & Lam Kuo Yung
3. Paying Attention in the Anthropocene by Mary-Ruth Low

Beauty
4. Amphibian Diversity in Urban Parks: Attending to Creation in the City by Melissa Ong & Prarthini M. Selveindran
5. Nurturing Wonder-filled Children by Shai Kroeker
6. Community is a Lot Like a Garden by Priscilla Teh

Dominion
7. Finances, Social Justice & Climate Action: A Paradoxical Approach by Eunice Ng
8. Thinking Christianly about Food by Reuben Ang
9. God Unchanging in a Changing Climate by Hoi Wen Au Yong
10. Event Stewardship by Shoni Duesling

Shalom
11. Sayang Kalimantan by Wally Tham
12. Only One Earth by Khee Shihui

St Francis
13. Trusting in the Gardener’s Pruning by Shirene Chen & Ken Yeong

Afterword by Quek Tze-Ming
Appendix

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