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Over time, the church has separated itself from the stewardship of creation. We’ve allowed our time and attention to be drawn away by socio-political issues, forgetting that the care of creation may be our most pressing social issue. The church is the people of God, wherever they live; and we live in creation. Care of the world is the care of Christ’s church. BEHOLD THE EARTH is a beautiful film that reminds us of this simple truth, and reminds us that it is possible…and necessary...to care for the environment, and to be faithful, evangelical Christians at the same time.- Todd Buegler, Senior Pastor Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna, MN
This beautiful, and beautifully produced film reminds Christians that the very stones preach sermons of God's presence in creation and choirs of the creatures sing his praises. It teaches the lesson that believers, scientists, and believing scientists must join hands in the moral endeavor to preserve life on earth.- Mark Stoll, author of Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism
BEHOLD THE EARTH does a good job navigating the interface of faith and reasoning as related to environmental stewardship and climate science. As most serious Christian scientists have discovered, the more you understand the depths of science and of the Christian faith, the more you realize the harmony between the two. I hope the message of BEHOLD THE EARTH helps to demonstrate this to each viewer.- George P. Cobb, Ph. D, Professor & Chair of Environmental Science, Baylor University
BEHOLD THE EARTH is both a visual and musical introduction to God’s love for creation, and it is an invitation to Christians to turn their faith into the healing of our lands and communities. It will leave you wanting to love what God loves.- Dr. Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology and Ecology, Duke University Divinity School
BEHOLD THE EARTH beautifully and boldly reminds us of God's first job assignment for humanity: to tend and protect the earth (Genesis 2:15). A delight to both the eyes and ears, BEHOLD captures the growing movement among churches to BE better stewards of the earth and HOLD up the wonderment of God's creation, now and for generations yet to come . Watch this film with your family, church, class, and neighbors; you will leave filled with hope and convicted to act, starting today!- Matthew and Nancy Sleeth, founders of Blessed Earth

Behold the Earth

Could a journey into creation determine the future of the church?

Behold the Earth is a music-rich documentary film that explores America’s divorce from the outdoors through conversations with legendary scientists E.O. Wilson, Cal DeWitt, and Theo Colborn, as well as a new generation of creation-care activists within America’s largest religious group — Evangelicals. Katharine Hayhoe, Ben Lowe, and Corina Newsome are close observers of nature bearing witness to creation, asking tough questions about church engagement with environmental issues.

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Film Director and Conservationist David Conover boldly began this highly original film 12 years ago, as an inquiry into America’s divorce from the outdoors, before-and-after the arrival of those known as the digital natives. He is neither scientist nor evangelical. He draws upon some of the same talented field staff behind the spectacular natural sequences in his series Sunrise Earth and Big Picture Earth. Four time Grammy-award winning musician Dirk Powell leads the arrangements of traditional American tunes and hymns, with Rhiannon Giddens and Tim Eriksen.

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