What I'm Learning About: Stewardship
From tithing to creation care, here are several articles to help you think through how sustainable your life really is. Most Christians think about stewardship in terms of money, but the term can encompass everything we do with all God has entrusted to us—including our time, talents, homes, jobs, and relationships.
The Accidental Green Life
When the apostle Paul wrote, "Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love," it's doubtful he intended any commentary on the state of garbage disposal in Corinth (1 Corinthians 16:13-14, NLT). Likewise, when Richard Foster first wrote Celebration of Discipline, he wasn't particularly addressing whether suburban families should buy an SUV versus a compact car. Even so, in urging us deeper into faith, both men seamlessly promote the accidental green life.
The accidental green life seeks to develop a strong and courageous faith, firmly rooted in Christ and love; but in so doing it affects the state of garbage disposal in Chicago and the purchase of SUVs in Boise. It's not a life focused on the environment ...