Earth Day, Creation Care & Stewardship

Last week I shared some introductory thoughts on the topic of creation care and environmental stewardship on the COMPASS blog as part of their April series. What follows is a sample of that post. 

EarthPsalm 24 begins, “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.” (NRSV) This claim has great implications for our understanding and interaction with the earth and all of creation, as well as our stewardship of it.

Sometimes when we think about stewardship, we only think about money. In his book Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community, Craig Nessan writes that, “Contrary to prevailing stereotypes, stewardship is not only about money. Instead stewardship has to do with responding to God’s generosity by caring for all God has entrusted to us” (127).

What aspects of creation care are easier for you to do? What aspects do you struggle with or wonder about? 

To read more reflections on this topic, please see the post in its entirety on the COMPASS blog. Please join the conversation, and if you are interested in sharing your perspective as part of the April series, please let me know.

Image Credit: The Earth.

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