This is a long article, but it is interesting. There
seems to be some evangelists who are taking
scripture verses about taking care of the earth
to heart. IF this is true, and IF this is a trend
that continues, it is good news.
I don't know if this is a new trend or fad and it
will fade ... or if this is the real deal and it has
been the thought process all along and it's just
people assume evangelists don't care about
Wed, May. 25, 2005
Increasingly, evangelists are embracing environmentalism
BY PAUL NUSSBAUM
Knight Ridder Newspapers
PHILADELPHIA - (KRT) - One of Calvin DeWitt's favorite Bible verses is
"... The time has come for judging the dead ... and for destroying those
who destroy the Earth."
DeWitt, a professor of environmental studies at the University of
Wisconsin, is a leader in a growing evangelical Christian movement to
protect the environment in the name of God.
"This comes right out of the Christian calling of how we should live our lives
on Earth," DeWitt said. "Christians are coming on board more and more
because there really is an interest in seeking the kingdom of God beyond
just individual needs."
On such issues as global climate change, endangered species, and mercury
hazards to the unborn, many evangelical Christians are parting ways with
conservatives. They are embracing environmental protection
as "stewardship" of God's creation.
One such expression came last week, when President Bush gave the
commencement address at Calvin College, a small school in the Reformed
tradition in Grand Rapids, Mich. A third of the faculty of the college signed
an open letter to Bush, citing "conflicts between our understanding of
what Christians are called to do and many of the policies of your
MORE at the site - it's a long article -
[edit on 5/26/2005 by FlyersFan]