I am a marine biologist and pastor who loves Jesus, my family, the Church and the oceans.  I started this blog to share views and insights discovered over my years of following Jesus and exploring the oceans.   Read More

 

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Theology

Ultimately, our study of the oceans leads us to questions life, "Where did all this come from?  What sustains life?  What is happening to our world, and what hope is there for our oceans and our planet?"  These questions may lead you to wonder, and even wonder about God and if a "higher power" might exist.  So let's dive into a biblical understanding of God.  See if we answer any of your questions.

September 7, 2017

In a previous post I shared Tim Keller's incredible sermon, Can Faith Be Green?   Great message for the environmentalist.  But here at OceansDeclare.com I want to explore a more specific question for the biologist/scientist/environmentalist, namely, Can Faith Be Blue?  

This will be the first blog series for this site, and I am going to begin in Genesis and develop a bit of what I playfully refer to as my ma...

September 7, 2017

As an ecologist and a pastor, I really appreciate Tim Keller's sermon, "Can Faith Be Green?"  I require every one of my students to listen to it in my courses, and I encourage every Christian who has a thread of wonder about the environment, biology or science to give it a listen.  So now I am encouraging you.  Listen HERE

In it you will find great examples of Christian environmentalists, including Joel Salatin of Pol...

August 2, 2017

We were visiting a church in Portland this past summer, and they did an amazing thing: they sang a hymn.  Granted it was led by a bearded guy with a guitar and not a gray-haired woman on the organ, but it was a hymn none the less.  If you spent any time in church a few decades ago, you would probably recognize it:

When I survey the wondrous Cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain, I count but loss
And pour...

July 20, 2017

I remember the first time my anchor slipped.  I was sailing around the Caribbean in college on a semester at sea.  This was not one of those luxury cruise college experiences.  We were twenty students aboard a 131' schooner, being taught to sail and navigate by eight crew members.  On our first midnight watch, the first mate was teaching our small group about the importance of checking the anchor.  She put her hand on the larg...

July 16, 2017

The scuba diver is more aware of their need for oxygen than anyone else.  Not only are we fully dependent on the cylinder on our back, but every breath is intensely audible and exaggerated.

Check out this song which is perfect for your dive soundtrack (you know, those little tunes playing in your head during your dive).  Oxygen by Lincoln Brewster.  

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