Thursday, February 07, 2008

Book Review

Saving God's Green Earth, by Tri Robinson.

Robinson is a pastor of a Vineyard church in Idaho, and is at the forefront of the “creation care” movement in evangelical circles. This book has some how-to information on being a good steward to the earth, but mostly focuses on Robinson’s own journey towards becoming seeing care for nature as not only the province of the extreme left.

There is a generational shift on this issue happening in the evangelical world, and younger leadership emerges in the movement. There is interesting stuff behind this shift in theology, from sociology to life experiences to politics, some of which Robinson touches on.


Cami said...

Yes, the "generational shift" will continually make it's impact as time marches on, and it's supposed to. It's why debates on the Emerging church or whatever happens to be the latest thing can't be pushed aside. The born-again hippies made their mark on churches in the 70's; there'd be no Calvary Chapels, for example, without their pioneering spirit during that time. The gospel applies irrespective of culture, but people are highly influenced by culture. That's why one form of expression for devotion fits one person and angers another. I think it's one of the apt philosophical applications of "love covers a multitude of sins." ; )

I.I. said...

I think it's hard to recognize that we are largely the result of our experiences, personally and generationally. So when a bunch of "young-uns" work out church practice that reflects their experience (and not ours), we have to give them the same grace we wanted from our spiritual forebears when we were the "young-uns" shaping church and culture.