Our recent sermon series looked at the 5 marks of mission: Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure. To keep these marks before us as a parish, I hope to keep the conversation going through this blog site, drawing on a range of interesting articles and podcasts. Here is one to get us going:
I used to think that the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that”
- Gus Speth, Environmental lawyer.
Have a listen to this fantastic podcast featuring Sandra Richter, author of the book Stewards of Eden. She gives a great summary of what scripture has to say about this mark of mission, and why the Church has the tools to be part of the transformation.