From AP: Green sermons taking root throughout the Southeast

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The tall, tan pastor stood at the pulpit of his Baptist church on a recent Sunday morning, cleared his throat, and nervously proclaimed the following: First, he believes in God. And second, he believes in the Bible.

Robert Walker Jr.'s audience, a crowd of about 100 faithful parishioners, shuffled uncomfortably as he spoke. As Walker shifted gears, it became clear why.

"We can embrace God and Scripture and science together," he said. "And it's enough to say when they agree - and sometimes they do - we should embrace it. And they agree that our Earth cannot last forever. And that we are charged with the responsibility of taking care of it."

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Posted November 30, 2007 at 5:41 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. tired wrote:

And there is also the Evangelical Environmental Network

As a southerner, I’ve always marveled how poorly we in the south have treated the land we profess to love.

November 30, 7:53 pm | [comment link]
2. Sidney wrote:

“We can embrace God and Scripture and science together,”

Anybody have membership and plate/pledge income stats for this congregation?  If it isn’t already going down, it will soon.

“The greatest social movements of our time, from abolition to civil rights, didn’t seem to take off until the religious community got involved,”


November 30, 11:23 pm | [comment link]
3. Sidney wrote:

it highlights using Al Gore’s global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which it screened to about 100 churches in 2006.

One of the worst possible messengers for the cause.

November 30, 11:25 pm | [comment link]
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