Activist Faith

In the aftermath surrounding new conservative Christian rhetoric concerning the evils of green religion, I though it appropriate to note, once again, what God says about the earth in the Bible:

God says,

1. I made it.
2. I called it good.
3. I want you to take care of it.
4. This earth is temporary, but important.
5. The earth, and all creation, points toward me. I’m the one to worship (Romans 1:20).

Conclusion? Caring for the earth is not false religion, but a natural extension of God’s ongoing pattern of concern for all he has made, whether trees, clouds, animal life, or you.


BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith.
Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has
investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books
include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J.
Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at

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