Many Christians in the US are thinking again about their attitude towards the environment. They’re part of a broader shift in the US towards a pro-environmental stance after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
So says a Christianity Today editorial.
The Gulf oil spill has washed into the homes of Christians around America, because of the intensity of media attention given to the disaster.
This editorial argues that “[t]he Bible is replete with the idea that all creation—everything from rocks and trees to badgers and eagles—is to witness to divine grace…”
Yet, how can a sea choked with oil foster life which gives glory to God?
The article argues that this sea is swimming in its own ocean of human greed.
Southern Baptist theologian Russell Moor asks, how can we say we love and worship the Giver of Life if we don’t care about this disaster which has killed and destroyed?
The article concludes,
“The church—created to glorify God—can no longer pretend that creation care is an issue just for ‘sea huggers.’ We are the sea huggers. We must change our talk to embrace creation care, and eagerly walk that talk.”