Earth is our home. It is beautiful and amazing. It’s a fabulous system of interconnected life. The Creator of Earth sustains this life and instructs us to join in that sustaining effort.
The more we understand Earth’s life systems, the more we will be able to hear with clarity and urgency what the Bible says about our relationship with the environment. The Creator calls us to care for the creation.
Online Written Resources
BGCT Resolutions on Creation Care
Whereas the Bible affirms that, “the earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1); and whereas the pronouncement, “And God saw that it was good” reverberates throughout the creation account in Genesis 1… Read more.
Quick Tips on Creation Care
Although we may not often discuss it – or in some cases we may not even be aware of it – the Bible is clear: we are to care for God’s Creation. Read more.
Therefore: Caring for Creation
Since the beginning of space travel, a common experience shared by astronauts as they view the earth through the small windows of their spacecraft is an overwhelming feeling of dependence and gratitude for the planet they call home…. Christians are called to protect our planetary home because we believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all that is. The more we understand about how the systems which make life possible on Earth are affected by our everyday lives, the more we will be able to hear with clarity and urgency what the Bible has to say to us about our relationship with the environment. Hearing this biblical Word can empower us to make a difference. Read more.
Therefore: Environmental Justice
Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since the publication of Jonathan Schell’s bestseller, The Fate of the Earth.... Now we are faced with still another critical moment regarding the fate of the earth, namely, environmental degradation. Despite decades of rhetoric on behalf of the environment, not enough is happening to save the world from ecological catastrophe. Read more.
“Moral Landscape of Creation” – Christian Reflection, Baylor University, Center for Christian Ethics
Download the entire Moral Landscape of Creation issue and the set of six Study Guides. Or, download individual pieces by clicking the titles. Read more.
Tips for Making your Home and Church More Energy Efficient
Go Green: What You Can Do In Your Home and Congregation. Read more.
(These links do not necessarily represent the views of the CLC, but they may contain helpful information and resources.)
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Students urged to consider others when thinking of global warming – Baptist Standard (April 13, 2012)
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.” Luke 12:6