Climate change has repercussions for many of the issues we face today, from the well being of our children, to global poverty, to economic growth. Caring for God's creation is one of the greatest humanitarian and moral challenges of our time, and too often we have interpreted God's invitation to subdue and take charge of creation (Genesis 1:28) as license to abuse it.
Sustainability and organic farming aren't words you'd typically hear in a theology class, but that's why Methodist Theological School in Ohio is different. At Seminary Hill Farm, a new vocabulary reflects a shift in culture: that our life's work requires a commitment to preserving, nurturing and generously sharing the earth's gifts that are given to us.
Does what you eat really matter? Duke professor Norman Wirzba thinks so. He explains, “The cheap food that we enjoy comes with a very heavy price—for the farmers, for the migrant workers, for the fields, the waters, the animals. Everybody’s paying it, except us.” Wirzba believes that the way Christians eat is, at its heart, a matter of justice.