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Creation care as a spiritual practice [podcast]


matt hickmanIn this edition of the Beyond Laurelville Podcast, we talk about creation care and with Matt Hickman. He is associate pastor of youth and family life at the Mennonite Church of Normal (Normal, Ill.).

Matt is also a blogger whose writing covers themes such as Anabaptist theology, creation care, peacemaking and popular culture.

In this podcast conversation, you will learn more about:

  • What Matt learned as a result of a Lenten fast geared toward ecological sustainability
  • Why he believes caring for the environment is part of our call to discipleship
  • How members of the Mennonite Church of Normal are working at the concept called "placemaking"

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To learn more about Matt Hickman and read some of his musings and meanderings on creation care and other faith-related matters, visit or follow him on Twitter (@itspastormatt).

NOTE: The Beyond Laurelville Podcast is produced weekly and features content related to Laurelville programs as well as broader conversations about spirituality, peace & justice and discipleship. You can subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, in your RSS reader or by email.

Special thanks to Jeff Raught for creating and producing theme music for the Beyond Laurelville Podcast (copyright 2011). You can learn more and listen to Jeff's music at


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