It’s Earth Day: What Are We Gonna Do?

Take Two Apologetics

earth-dayAccording to my hilarious tear-off calendar, this Sunday is Earth Day. Surprise! Though some (including yours truly) might typically be inclined to shrug it off as just another day, we might want to reconsider. Earth Day has become the “largest secular civic event in the world,” with more than one billion people participating in Earth Day activities. A pretty spectacular feat considering the event has been in existence for just over 40 years.

The Earth Day Network, an organization that grew out of the first Earth Day, claims to be a global leader in promoting environmental education and green schools. That can’t be all bad, can it? Considering Earth is where we keep all our stuff, it seems reasonable that we might want to clean it up a bit. Still, some Christians are leery of that other E-word (environmentalism), which gets wrapped up with Earth Day. The concern for some is that it’s all too easy for us to move from caring for the environment (creation) to worshiping it.

On the flipside, our skeptical friends might charge Christians (and theists in general) with having an apathetic attitude about our planet’s condition. The complaint is summed up in an e-card I stumbled upon: “I wish more people cared about Earth as much as they cared about who they believe created it.” Ouch.

Thankfully, there’s an alternative to creation worship and creation apathy, and the environmentally conscious (Christian or otherwise) don’t have to look too far to find it…


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