Caring for the earth at the core of being Christian
April 13 2017Kermit the Frog famously said “It’s not easy being green”. It’s also hard at times to be Green and Christian. When it comes to the relationship between people, God and the natural world, Christianity is often ambiguous – some texts and traditions are positive about the natural world, others are quite negative, and many (in fact most) largely avoid the world of nature, focusing primarily on God and human beings. While the distinction between God and creation is fundamental to Christian understanding, I have been led to explore other important parts of the tradition that suggest that the close involvement between God and human beings includes the natural world.
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