Unveiling the Theological Basis of Earth Keeping & Climate Justice with Dr. A.J. Swoboda

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.

Breakng 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 spirtiual issue—sin—and at the same time, how the gospel offers us the tools to meet the biggest ecological challenges of our time with hope, grace, and courage.


Pollution & Public Health - Q&A with Leading Pediatrician, Dr. Philip Landrigan

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.