BIBLE & BREAKFAST
Full hot breakfast served
Both sessions cover the same topic or series... lively discussion encouraged!
2-Part series presented by Dorothy Boorse titled,
“Caring for God’s Creation: How Our Choices Can Really Make a Difference”
April 28: Many activities (fishing/clamming/hunting without license, eating sea turtles, digging up flowers to take them home, catching wild species...) are prohibited today that might have been allowed in past centuries. Because there are 7.7 billion people alive today, the cumulative impact of all of our actions is dramatic. For example, a single person cutting a tree in a national park probably wouldn't matter but the three million people visiting Yellowstone NP in a year and all cutting down one tree, would be terrible for the environment. How are we to deal with cumulative negative impacts of otherwise acceptable actions as we steward the gift of creation? You may not get a lot of answers, but you'll think in some different ways about right and wrong, and the job of humans to tend the garden.
May 5: How have Christians in the past viewed the task of caring for the natural world? How do different groups of the body of Christ talk about it now? When we find out that the world functions differently than we thought and our actions have an unintended consequence, what do we do with that information? We will discuss how views of the job of humans to care for the world have changed over time and vary around the world. We will particularly focus on unintended consequences of our actions, and the need to care for others who live with an increasingly degraded environment. We will ask the question- how can we care for creation without "worshipping the environment" but still respecting its physical functioning?