Along with many others, I’ve written a bit about how being good stewards of the environment is being obedient to God’s commandment to love our neighbours. However, loving creation is also about loving God. Firstly, if God loves the world and everything that He has made, and we claim to love God, how can it… Read More Take Off Your Shoes, You’re Standing on Holy Ground
Two contrasting metaphors are used to describe humanity in Genesis. They form the basis of the Judeo-Christian understanding of what it means to be human and our role on this planet. Dust of the Earth On one hand, it is clear that we are creatures, part of God’s magnificent opus of creation. Genesis claims that… Read More The Lost World of Genesis: 5 – Dust of the Earth, Image of God
Nice video produced by A Rocha on the Christian call to creation care. Heads up to Daniel Tay who pointed me to this video… Advertisements
I asked myself awhile back what I could do to make a difference on the issue of corruption and greed-driven deforestation in Sarawak. Not long after that, I was presented with an opportunity to do something – and that was to sign this online petition against timber corruption initiated by the Bruno Mander funds. This… Read More Stop Timber Corruption – Online Petition
Malaysia is destroying its forests more than three times faster than all of Asia combined, new satellite imagery has shown, with demand for palm oil the reason for the clearance. A report commissioned by the Netherlands-based Wetlands International says Malaysia is uprooting an average two per cent of the rainforest a year on Sarawak, its largest… Read More Is there Something I Can Do to Make a Difference?
Climate change seems to be the buzz word these days. Everything under the sun is being linked to climate change – either to make news headlines, apply for research funding or simply as a fad. But is climate change the real problem that we’re facing? Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate Change at the University of… Read More Climate Change: What’s the Real Issue?
All children are born scientists. Any parent knows the perpetual refrain of ‘Why does this happen, why that, why the other; why, why, why?’ Though many distractions, and what is laughingly called ‘growing up’, tend to submerge those childish enquiries, some of us are fortunate enough to have spent our lives indulging our natural curiosity… Read More The Challenge of a Christian Scientist
I am concerned. I am very concerned. The Malaysian Insider carried this article yesterday: Malaysia has approved a proposal to set up a nuclear power plant which will start operating from 2021, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Peter Chin announced today. It is the first country in Southeast Asia to announce a nuclear power… Read More Malaysia Wants Nuclear Power… (Shudder)…
In 1990, as the spacecraft Voyager 1 was leaving the Solar System, it turned around and took a picture of the Earth. This picture has turned out to be one of the most awe-inspiring astronomical images ever taken. In it, the Earth appears simply as a speck in a sunbeam – smaller than a single… Read More Pale Blue Dot
As J. Matthew Sleeth writes in his book Serve God, Save the Planet, “The Earth is our ship, an ark for everything that lives. It is the only vessel available to carry humans through the ocean of space, and it is rapidly becoming unseaworthy.” The threats to the Earth and our environment are real. Regardless… Read More The Evangelical Climate Initiative