Those of us who are in touch with conservative Christianity often feel an
unease when environmental questions are raised. At times it appears that
evangelical activists are rushing ahead with ideas and courses of action
without the 'advice and consent' of the troops that they seek to lead.
I am suggesting that we discuss two PSCF articles that deal with this issue.
First Dick Wright's "Tearing down the Green" in the June 1995 issues and Ed
Olson's "A Response" in the June 1996 Issue. If you are not a member of ASA
these articles can be downloaded from the page at ASA's web site that has
links to on-line papers http://www.calvin.edu/chemistry/ASA/papers.html.
The Wright article is at http://mcgraytx.calvin.edu/ASA/PSCF6-95Wright.html
The Olson article is at http://mcgraytx.calvin.edu/ASA/PSCF6-96Olson.html
Any and all aspects of the discussion are fair game. Both authors are aware
of this discussion. I will send them a copy of your thoughts. It would be
intereiing hes hear your 'backlash' experiences and concerns; also of postive
experiences in your church. More broadly, it is important to convince
evangelicals of the high moral ground of the movement recognizing at the same
time the difficulty of translating morality into effective action.
Perhaps we can begin the discussion next week when we have had time to
review the two articles.
Jack Haas, editor PSCF