Today is Earth Day, the fortieth anniversary in fact. It’s hard for me to be excited.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s possible for Christians to celebrate Earth Day in the right way. I’m sure many do. We can thank God for the physical world, enjoy the beauty of creation, and think through ways to steward the earth God has put under our dominion.
But the official Earth Day movement rests on several debatable premises, like “the world is in greater peril than ever” and “climate change is the greatest challenge of our time.” More to the point, there are deep assumptions, unspoken assumptions, that too often provide the foundation for our basic thinking about the environment. And unless Christians are building on the right foundation, we will not think about environmental issues in ways that are most helpful and most biblical.(Continue reading here.)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Christian Perspective on Earth Day
Here is a great article from Pastor Kevin DeYoung, reflecting on Christians and Earth Day.