Brad Smith is a licensed psychologist and founding Director of Belhaven University's Institute for International Care and Counsel. Brad's focus is on mobilizing, training, and networking resources for global mental health and trauma needs especially among the poor. As the Lausanne Catalyst for Global Mental Health and Trauma, he desires to see the church respond to care for mental health as an essential part of mission.
So what brings Brad as a psychologist to care about the environment? He sees the environment as intricately connected with how people hope or despair, how they think about the future, or about their identities as a people. To care for the whole person we need to care for their environment.
Paul Dzubinski and Steven Spicer host this edition of the Creation Care Missions Podcast. Below is the full text of talk that Brad Smith gave at the Creation Care at the Frontiers of Mission conference.
Chris Elisara is a visionary educator dedicated to raising up Christian environmental leaders. Chris is clearly motivated to help churches engage in caring for God's creation. He and his wife Tricia founded the Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) and the Center for Environmental Leadership, which now partner with over 30 Christian colleges and universities in the U.S. The program equips and helps Christian communities and leaders to act on their creation care convictions.
In this podcast Chris talks about the massive growth in the world of urbanization. The reality is that if cities do not plan for this expansion then poverty and slums are the result. That in turn impacts the environment and people's lives. Chris addresses how Christians caring for Creation impact all of this and how we can be the incarnation of Jesus in this inevitable future.
Paul Dzubinski and Steven Spicer host this edition of the Creation Care Missions Podcast. Below is the full text of talk that Chris Elisara gave at the Creation Care at the Frontiers of Mission conference.