Tag Archives: oceans

Faith and Ocean bibliography

Details of book chapters, articles, and other resources that focus on a Christian perspective on the ocean.

  • Scholarship resources
  • oceans
  • A Rocha International
  • Sluka, Bob
  • 2017
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

Reflections on the tsunami

I spent [the 2005] New Year’s Eve in Chennai, a city of 8 million where perhaps 200 were swept away by the tsunami. This terrible event shook me. The scale of human suffering, the raw power of nature, the lack of warning.… I was shaken as somebody born in India, as a Christian believing in a loving Sovereign God, and as an environmentalist, who spends his time talking about how wonderful nature is.

  • Reflections
  • apologetics; oceans; suffering; tsunami
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha International
  • 2005
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

Tsunami tragedy: Where was God?

On 26 December 2004, ‘Tsunami’ replaced ‘Sushi’ as the best-known Japanese word in the world. Since that tragic day, there have appeared a number of articles and letters in newspapers all over the world questioning the credibility of faith in God in the light of such a terrible event. Some Christians add fuel to the cynic’s fire by making naive statements about ‘God’s will’, ‘God’s judgement’, ‘God’s end-times’, and so on. Even well-meaning expressions of gratitude to God for rescue and safety lead us to wonder what purpose is served by saving some but leaving so many thousands to die.

  • Reflections
  • apologetics; oceans; suffering; tsunami
  • Ramachandra, Vinoth
  • 2005
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

Marine Conservation in Genesis 1:20–31: An inductive bible study

Marine conservation in the Bible? While the Bible does not use those words directly, it does speak to this topic. Come explore what the Bible has to say.

  • Small group materials
  • conservation; oceans
  • Genesis 1
  • Sluka, Bob
  • A Rocha International
  • 2014
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The hidden things of God in the ocean

The ocean is experiencing tremendous threats from human activity. What is our response to these threats? We must root marine research and conservation in theology in order to live integrated lives and base our hope ultimately in God. Download Robert Sluka’s paper from the Journal of Ecotheology: Volume 2, Spring 2016

  • Reflections
  • oceans
  • Deuteronomy 33; Matthew 5; Revelation 5
  • Sluka, Bob
  • A Rocha International
  • 2014
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

Marine biodiversity sermon

This sermon was preached by Dr Robert Sluka at Dorchester Abbey in the UK.

  • Sermons
  • biodiversity; oceans; wonder
  • Job 38; Psalm 111
  • Sluka, Bob
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

Home: A view from the reef

A set of PowerPoint slides and notes which explores the topic of ‘home’ from a coral reef’s perspective, presenting the intricate web of life of the tropical oceans.

  • Presentations
  • coral; fish; home; oceans; reefs
  • Sluka, Bob
  • A Rocha International
  • 2013
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0