Caring for creation
With all due respect to pastor Ed Drewlo and his decades of ministry in P.G., I would like to suggest that his view of theology and climate change is not the only Christian perspective on this topic.
Many Christian scholars/scientists/ecologists have come to different conclusions.
Much could be said in response to the thoughts expressed in Ed’s recent clergy comment article; here are three comments:
1. Disagreements and questioning have always been a part of the scientific process. But as evidence accumulates, dissenting voices no longer have the same credibility.
2. Certainly God is Creator and Sustainer, but as in our individual lives we (mostly) live with the consequences of our actions, so also for our collective actions on the global scale.
3. The climate cycles of the recent past appear nowhere near the order of magnitude of what we are experiencing today. In that sense, it no longer seems natural.
For those of us in the pews, let us encourage one another to be the good stewards of creation that Ed suggests we be, not only individually, but as we are able, to also address the broader issues pollution and energy use.
Dave Rempel Prince George