Introducing ecotheology: What it is, and ways we can use it to evaluate how we as Christians interact and care for the earth.
Sustainability in practice.
Deuteronomy 22:6-7 If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young 7 You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.
Do your _________ (agricultural, energy, construction, economic development, etc) practices kill the geese that lay golden eggs?
Exodus 23:10-11 “For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, 11 but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
Eco-theology= what is good for the land should also be good for the creatures living on it.
Contains the additional element of dependence upon God to meets needs in the fallow years. Can this be legislated in a free society?
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That is one thing I’ve always thought was best when reading through the Torah that there was actually laws in place about animal welfare and letting the land “rest”.
In genesis 1-2 it also mentions that vegetation was for animals and the fruits of the trees was for humanity. I think it was there way of saying leave stuff behind for the animals as well.