|Prof Edits Book With Earth Day Theme
April 3, 2006
Just in time for Earth Day 2006 - slated to be observed April 22 - comes a new book which hopes to help people of faith be good stewards of God's earth.
"Living the Good Life on God's Good Earth" is edited by Calvin biology
Koetje, who heads up the biotechnology major at Calvin, notes that seemingly simple choices, such as when to buy a new shirt, have an environmental impact. He says: "If people are serious about caring for the earth, they need to make good choices in their daily lives."
Koetje notes too that care for the environment is becoming an increasingly
The environment is a values issue," the Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the 30 million-member National Association of Evangelicals told the Washington Post in February 2006. "There are significant and compelling theological reasons why it should be a banner issue for the Christian right."
In October 2005, the Post noted, the association's leaders adopted an
"We affirm that God-given dominion is a sacred responsibility to steward the
Such heady fare is at the center of "Living the Good Life on God's Good Earth" (which is published by Faith Alive Christian Resources). The book features 10 chapters on such topics as The Homes We Live In, The Food We Eat (written by Koetje and his Calvin colleague Janel Curry) and What We Do for Rest and Enjoyment. Authors are:
Each of the ten chapters include questions for reflection or discussion and
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