features "Creation Care, Biblical Basics" this fall

July 25, 2016

Creation-Care---Biblical-Basics-sm Rev. Jonathan Brake, of Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem, will be teaching a brand-new online course open to anyone in the world this fall. His course, which is hosted on, is entitled “Creation Care: Biblical Basics,” and walks students through the differences between secular environmentalism and Christian ‘creation care,’ Biblical bases for creation care, and ways individuals and churches can put their faith into action to care for God’s world. The course will be in session from Monday, September 19, through Saturday, November 12, 2016. This is the first course Rev. Brake has taught on Here’s a link to the course: is an online learning host for Christian continuing education courses, and is based out of the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College (a United Methodist-affiliated college in the Great Plains Conference). The Wilkes were the authors of DISCIPLE Bible Study in the 1980s and 1990s, and settled near Southwestern College after completing Dick’s term as bishop in Arkansas. BeADisciple hosts about 150 classes for over 2000 individual students each year. Students log into the site once or more each day to access course materials and contribute to the ongoing course discussion boards.  You can learn more about BeADisciple here: