In the past few years we’ve been able to increase the variety and number of stories published at Think Christian, which means we’ve developed a fairly robust archive. These articles are easily searchable right here on the site, of course, but we also saw an opportunity to produce carefully crafted packages on specific topics, which we could then offer to our readers as PDF downloads.
That’s the case with To Steward or Subdue, our collection of posts on the cultural mandate, stewardship and creation care. As Earth Day approaches, these pieces consider what God’s command in Genesis 1:28 – to “fill the earth and subdue it” – means for us right now, in a time of climate engineering, air conditioning and human composting.
Tackling these and other topics are some of our best contributors, from University of Michigan environmental ethics professor Rolf Bouma to popular TC columnists Branson Parler and Karen Swallow Prior. Branson gets at the heart of the matter in his piece about an attempt to turn a blighted section of Detroit into an urban forest: “The whole point of the original story of the Garden of Eden is that humans are called to accept limits. We are the image of God, but we are not God.”
If you subscribe to TC via email, you may have already received an invite to download the PDF. Otherwise, simply visit this page to get the package right now. Caring for creation was one of God’s first commands. What better time than Earth Day to thoughtfully consider how, as Christians, we can do that?