Avatar and the Oil Spill

Today we started working even more in earnest on an upcoming series called “Footprints” in which we look at issues around taking care of the planet.

This series is coming together with a lot of work from the Sustainability Small Group as well as the production team

What a topic. The video of the oil spilling into the Gulf was incredibly disconcerting. Avatar was incredibly inspirational in many ways. So there you have it – trying to walk that line between a candid discussion of what is and hopeful discourse of what could be.

The Bible is filled with many messages that help to move us forwards. One author noted that one cannot read the Old Testament without being struck by the overwhelming number of passages that deal with the fertility/ infertility of the land. The paradigm she spoke of was simple. We must move the discussion from being only about “possession” to being about “care.”


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