Watershed Moment

The ecological endgame that stalks our history puts humanity in a watershed moment that demands serious, sustained engagement from Christians; we must choose between denial and discipleship.  Both our love for the Creator and the interlocking crises of global warming, peak “everything,” and widening ecological degradation should compel us to make environmental justice and sustainability integral to everything we do as disciplesand as citizen inhabitants of specific places.  This requires us to embrace deep paradigm shifts and broad practical changes of habit in our homes, churches, and denominations.  It is time to embrace the vocation envisioned by the Apostle Paul: the “children of God” must take a stand of passionate solidarity with a Creation that is enslaved to our dysfunctional and toxic civilizational lifeways, and commit ourselves to the liberation to the earth and all its inhabitants (Rom 8:20f).

Read more about being disciples of Jesus in our watersheds, and learning from our watersheds as rabbi.