Caring for Creation

For my sermon “Caring for Creation” (April 27, 2008) I benefitted from numerous resources. Here are just a few of the links that I believe are important reading for the believer seeking to learn more and act responsibly regarding caring for creation: – This short and entertaining survey measures how many earths it would take to support one’s personal lifestyle. Sadly, my lifestyle (which I always thought was modest) would require 5 planets. In other words, not everyone on earth could live like I live. – Nearly 100 leading evangelical leaders signed “Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action”. The document called on other evangelicals and other Christians to recognize that climate change is real, that it affects the poor disproportionately, and that it is a moral imperative for Christians to respond to the problem.

Speaking of Faith – One of my favorite podcasts and radio programs. This one addresses creation care from a faith standpoint. – The president of the National Wildlife Federation, Larry Schweiger, is an evangelical Christian. You may find his blog useful. – Peachtree Baptist Church, where my friend Robert Walker is pastor, has taken a particularly active role in faith and the environment. – Georgia Interfaith Power & Light is a resource for faith communities interested in doing more in creation care.


  1. Greg, your opening “green sermon” was a blessing to me. How good it was to hear a Baptist minister identify himself as a “tree hugger”. I admire you for approaching this subject at a time which seems almost revolutionary to some of my colleagues.

    My prayers and concerns are with you as you undertake your future sermon schedules this spring.

    I believe God will bless your efforts, but change takes time.

  2. Greg,
    I have been meaning to let you know how much your sermon on caring for our environment meant to me. This should not be a political issue, but is often made one. You would think that everyone would want to “care for creation”, but most don’t usually because of issues with convenience, cost, and/or availability.

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