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Seminary Class Focuses on 'Being Green'

by Laura Lehman Amstutz

Being “green” isn’t just for Kermit the Frog any more. Creation care and concern for the environment are increasingly part of public conversation. Does the Bible say anything about this subject? A new course at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will attempt to answer that question.

“Creation Care in Scripture and Church” will be taught 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings by Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament, starting Jan. 13.

Dr. Weaver intends for this course to be cross-disciplinary and a practical Bible study on the issues of creation care in Scripture. The first hour of each class will be an inductive Bible study of scripture passages. The second hour, various seminary faculty will reflect on creation care as viewed through the lens of their field of study.

Students will be expected to design a major project in the class to apply in their home congregations. Possibilities include a Bible study, a worship service series, a retreat or some other plan.

“This class is for anyone interested in creation care who wants to gain additional biblical perspective on the topic,” Weaver said.

For more information or to enroll, contact Don A.Yoder, director of seminary admissions, at 540-432-4257 or email

posted 1/05/10