Process and the Ecological Crisis

The world is waking up to the ecological disaster of global warming on the immediate horizon, but is it too late? Conservative Christians seem to think that it’s a non-issue since the world is to be destroyed anyway, and politicians care more about pleasing their corporate donors than clamping down on industries that are the main offenders. In this episode, Dr. Epperly and I look at the root causes of conservative theological opposition and offer solutions from the perspective of Process Theology.

2 thoughts on “Process and the Ecological Crisis”

  1. The idea that we have an open future is for sure a source of hope. Our scripture reading yesterday was Luke 12: 49-56 which imparted a message to me that Jesus came to challenge and we are called to challenge as well. If we consider ourselves followers of Jesus, we must speak up for truth and justice! Climate change and saving our environment is at the top of the list! Speaking up does create division, but out of division comes change and that does have to continue to be our hope. Thank you for this thought provoking podcast,

    1. You nailed it, Judy! The pericope from Luke is one of the “hard sayings of Jesus,” to be sure. Yet it is hard, not because Jesus was hard, but because this is the nature of truth—it either frees one or makes enemies of others. Truth is not neutral and it carries with it the need for change. It is by its nature confronting. Fortunately, Jesus cautions that truth must also be delivered out of love. Without a loving spirit, truth is a cudgel; with it, truth can free. Thanks for commenting.

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