Planet Earth is Sacred, a Gift From God

Should we be concerned when Christian leaders ignore and even resist environmental protection? Is this not a blindspot; a faultline running across our Christian faith practice that needs reform?

Why did American historian Lynn White claim that the Bible is “the ideological basis for the arrogant and aggressive domination of nature, which has led to ecological destruction?” Did Christians give her the impression that dominion theology justifies the objectification and exploitation of nature and its non-human inhabitants? Where does this damaging attitude towards God’s creation come from in Christian circles? 

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