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Sandra Richter: When the Environment Suffers, So Do Widows and Orphans

“One out of every 10 women dies in childbirth in Madagascar right now, and largely due to environmental degradation.”

“Yes, we have dominion, but we have dominion under the authority of the Almighty.”

“Our job is to steward creation, to protect it, to bring it to its highest level of production and to return it to the Creator as whole and productive and fertile.”

“One of the things they don’t tell you in seminary is that you’re going to wind up managing a several million dollar facility.”

“The reality is that church facilities are a focus of local communities. They use a lot of energy, they have a big footprint, and what a witness that is to your local community if your facility is responsibly stewarding the property and the energy and the water that you’re making use of.” 

“I think that being environmentally-minded is like any other sanctification issue in a Christian’s life…you start off at level one and you start moving forward.”

“Environmental concern is very regional in this country.” 

“Launching into this topic without a biblical foundation is going to do more harm than good.”

“I think our environmental concern is a huge witness to our local communities and to our global communities.”

“I truly believe that environmental missions is the missions movement of the 21st century.”

Mentioned in the Show by Dr. Sandra Richter

Job 39
2 Peter 3:10-13

Asbury Theological Seminary
Blessed Earth
Mosaic Covenant
Stewards of Eden: What Scriptures Says About the Environment and Why It Matters by Dr. Sandra Richter
Theodore Roosevelt

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As Vice President of Ministry Mobilization for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement and hosts the weekly ChurchLeaders podcast. Jason lives on Anastasia Island, Florida, with his beautiful wife and children. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @jasondaye