April 19, 2019
In this podcast, Dr. David Larrabee, PhD explains what it means to be a scientist and Christian in this day and age, why so many Christians embrace climate denial, and how the lack of climate action in the church is ultimately a symptom of competing eschatologies. Confronting common theological misconceptions, he illustrates the biblical vision of the new heaven and the new earth and how the underlying cause of climate change and social justice issues fundamentally stems from human greed, which only the hope of the resurrection can heal.
Music, Milho Verde, is written and performed by the lovely Asaran Earth Trio, a group dedicated to singing beautiful music from around the world. Download their music at http://asaranearthtrio.com/music/.
September 9, 2018
"Creation just screams God's beauty. Nature is God's ultimate love letter to humanity." If we destroy creation, we destroy one of the most beautiful signs of who God is, argues Dr. A.J. Swoboda, professor, author of Evangelical Ecotheology, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon.
Breaking the silence on the theological basis for earth keeping in the American church, Dr. Swoboda draws upon the bible and history to demonstrate how caring for creation is an act of worship of our Savior., Jesus Christ. In this interview, Dr. Swoboda shows us how the existence of climate change is actually a symptom of a deeper spiritual issue—sin—and how the gospel offers us the tools to meet the biggest ecological challenges of our time with hope, grace, and courage.
September 8, 2018
"Environmental pollution is the forgotten and often overlooked evil twin of climate change. It arises from many of the same sources as the greenhouse gases that drive global warming and is actually killing many more people here and now than climate change," argues Dr. Philip Landrigan, renown pediatrician, epidimiolgist and advocate of chlidren's health.
In this interview, we discuss the findings of the Lancet Commision on pollution and health (co-chaired by Dr. Landrigan), pollution's disproportionate effects on children and the poor, and what fighting it means in terms of economic costs and benefits.