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Finland, “the land of a thousand lakes,” welcomed the delegates of the 11th assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) who gathered in the Sofia Cultural Centre in Helsinki from June 11-15. The ECEN assembly meets every second year, offering an ecumenical platform for sharing and strengthening cooperation among representatives from different churches in […] Read More

The impact of climate change on global water cycles will continue to have a negative impact on all aspects of life, according to a World Bank report. “Growing populations, rising incomes and expanding cities will converge upon a world where the demand for water rises exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain,” the report […] Read More

Water is essential to biotic existence, and it is not a value-free substance, even as the availability of fresh, clean water is often taken for granted in the United States. In other parts of the world, billions of people lack potable water; their lives are constrained by its absence. Fresh water is also a necessary […] Read More

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. March 23, 2014 Third Sunday in Lent Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:7-15 If you were here last week, you may recall that we talked about Jesus’ nighttime conversation with Nicodemus, the esteemed Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin. While Nicodemus began the conversation, […] Read More

Living Water

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March 23, 2014. John 3:4:5-42  Water.  Alongside oxygen and food, water is one of the three things essential to sustain life.  The other day, I saw a Youtube video called “What if you stopped drinking water?”[1]  Here’s what I learned.  Did you know that […] Read More

Baptized in Love

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston Salem, N.C . January 13, 2013  Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 There is a world of difference between believing in God’s love and experiencing God’s love.  The most famous verse in the bible—John 3:16—says plainly that the reason God gave us Jesus was because God […] Read More

When The Party Goes Bad

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on January 20, 2013. Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11 I’m not sure which football coach said it, but he wasn’t enamored of the passing game. He was the old-fashioned kind who wanted to pound the other team with a bruising running game […] Read More

If access to safe water is the biggest problem for the world’s inhabitants, then the most compassionate thing to do is to solve that problem. So says Mark Hogg, founder and CEO of WaterStep, in a recent Skype interview with Based in Louisville, Ky., WaterStep (formerly EDGE Outreach) uses the tagline: “Training and Technology […] Read More

Fill My Cup, Lord

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on March 27, 2011 Third Sunday in Lent Defining Moments Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:5-30 Quick, tell me, what did Nicodemus, whom we considered last week, and the woman at the well at Sychar have in common? No, they weren’t both Jews. […] Read More

JERUSALEM (RNS) Israeli officials have installed an $11 million pipe to ease a weekly water shortage on Fridays as observant Jews prepare for the Sabbath and Muslims ritually wash themselves before weekly prayers. Until now, water pressure has been low in some parts of Jerusalem during the hours leading up to Shabbat, which begins at […] Read More